We'll be the first in line to admit that when it comes to dressing for our tropical climes, a scarf isn't exactly at the top of our accessories list. Most of the time, reaching for one simply doesn't make sense. Still, we 100% advocate getting fiesty and creative with ways to tiptoe around our constantly scorching weather, so allow us to propose that, instead of looping one around sweat-prone skin, how about knotting one in your hair? It'll keep your busy strands in order, too, apart from scoring you serious, Parisienne approved street style cred.
That said, just in case you needed some visual assistance for our incessant enabling to ultimately prove effective, scroll through 26 stylish snaps that'll make you want to accept our proposition. We have a feeling this is going to be a happy ending.
Mari Jasmine demurely opens the floor drenched in soft golden hour sunlight and a soft pile of oatmeal knits. A chic, easy way to start!
On the other end of the spectrum, a tangerine striped Gucci option offsets ecru beautifully. Just ask Sarah Lahbati and baby boy Kai Gutierrez.
A sweet, bloom strewn version contributes some cool flower child contrast to a leather moto jacket's undeniable bad biker gal attitude.
Lovi Poe's dainty half pony 'do looks even better with a dash of vibrant, bright pink tied in.
You'll look like absolute retro royalty with a bright bandana on, bikini babe. The saucer sized plastic sunnies are a must. Jackie O herself approves.
Camille Co's got a cute, quick way to do print on print. Polka dots and a classic, old school scarf pattern are an on trend, au courant pairing to try.
Head to toe ivory is the pinnacle of pristine. Is it just us, or does it ooze museum worthy Greek statue vibes? Add a bit of easy, breezy luxe with a touch of satin in your mane.
If you've got a super short chop like Maria Bernad, know that a pixie cut exudes a ton of vintage charm paired with a scarf headband! Think flapper fab, ultra glam Prohibition era beach holidays on the French Riviera a la F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and The Damned...minus the whole seedy crime drama, natch.
An adorable and clever makeshift scrunchie instantly ups the ante of any tee and jeans combo. Simply wrap your kerchief around your tight, high bun.
Double your UV protection and bundle up like Jaz Reyes does. How very Old Hollywood. Marilyn Monroe may have boarded a plane in a similar 'fit once or twice.
Traveling? Do your research and Google some photos of your destination. It won't hurt to match your silk with your surroundings, plus it's great for curated Instagram points.
Speaking ot jetsetting, Kryz Uy's headwrap is a fun and unique idea to cop. That, and it goes perfectly with the quaint Dubai market she spent the day in.
We love the singularly homey, innocent appeal of this bandana lewk. Pair with a chaste, demure button-up blouse to really feel the persona.
Ain't news, but scarlet registers fantastic against a plain black backdrop. Margaret Zhang's trick is to keep the party at the back! Once you turn around, they'll be gobsmacked by the styling surprise trailing behind you like a celebratory wisp of smoke.
Draping the long ends over one shoulder works pretty well too, especially if your locks aren't actually the same length. Consider it a silken hair extension, if you will.
Neutral color blocking alert! If you're not into the bright and the bold, spice things up by oh so subtly matching your trousers to your tresses. Strappy, whisper-thin stiletto sandals keep things current.
There's really, truly no harm in donning a tiny touch of print every once in a while. Take this subtle pinstriped piece, for example. Use it to keep an updo neat and in place, and let the ends dangle freely for added nonchalance.
A gauzy strip of chiffon it a gorgeously mellifluous option, too! It's light as air and therefore will flow behind you like your very own entourage. Style star incoming.
On a similar note, pause for a token touristy Eiffel Tower shot and show off your pretty pony all at the same time.
If you didn't have time to wash your mane this morning, slicking it back with a tightly folded black scarf after a spritz of dry shampoo is chic and will keep your oily strands at bay. Make sure you dress sharp for extra stealth!
This is Adorable with a capital A! Instead of the aforementioned sleek 'do, invert your makeshift creation so that the knot sits perched neatly on your crown rather than underneath and hidden against your nape. Tip: this looks even better with a parted, full fringe.
So much about this OOTD screams now, now, now: The searing, nearly neon yellow, the zebra striped high-neck, the beige trousers, the teeny tiny Jacquemus bag, and—insert clincher here—the python scarf. It's everything!
Another cozy, current ensemble! Knot a Gucci logo number at the back of your head like a durag, then haul on a cinched, trendy cable knit cardigan and sling a Prada Sidonie shoulder bag on the crook of an arm.
At long last, some sugary hues! Confectionary stripes and some cotton candy pink satin make a recipe suited to every sweet tooth.
Finally, let us speak from experience: a slim, skinny black scarf is literally the most versatile thing ever, so don't you push and pull about buying one. Imagine using it as a pussybow to spruce up a plain collared shirt, slinging it 'round your neck for a swingy, '70s vibe, and threading it through your hair like a chic oversized ribbon. Worth it. Now scour and shop!