How to Wear a Neck Scarf for Spring

Ann Taylor Peter Pan Collar

I’m a big fan of the neck scarf. The whole trend. I’m definitely on board that train. So, when I got a few messages from readers asking me how to wear a neck scarf for spring, I was like: yup, I’m doing this. Hence this post.

Neck scarves are best used in slightly chilly weather (65°F and under). Otherwise – and trust me on this – you’ll be schvitzing. I took these photos in Park Güell in Barcelona (one of Gaudi’s most famous architectural spots in the city) on our warmest day in the city (it was still only 65°F). After a 2.5 hour wait to get into the park (my friend bought our tickets for the wrong day so I had to sweet-talk the attendant into giving us complimentary spots for that afternoon instead… and then we went to a bar to kill time, as one does), we were so excited to get in and explore. I had been to Park Güell 11 years ago with my mom, and it was just as impressive/Dr. Seuss-like the second time around. And then we went under the lookout spot and found the most perfect light ever… so we just had to take some photos!

J.Crew Toothpick jean in Point Lake wash Ann Taylor colorful neck scarves

Park Güell colorful benches
Park Güell column architecture

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What I’m Wearing:

Top: Ann Taylor / Pants: J.Crew / Shoes: J.Crew / Bag: similar
Scarf: Ann Taylor (similar, similar) / Earrings: Last Call / Rings: BaubleBar

If it had been any warmer during our trip to the park, that neck scarf would’ve rapidly become a headscarf… or even an accessory on my bag. But, slightly chilly and paired with a pretty basic outfit, the colorful neck scarf totally completed the look.

However, you don’t need to be clad in basics to pull off the neck scarf. You can mix prints. Throw in some more color (this scarf would look lovely with this dress and this clutch, for instance). Wear it with a hat. There are so many ways to figure out how to wear a neck scarf (and we haven’t even gotten into tying it like a headband or using it as another accessory). I’ve been wearing this one (similar here and here) throughout my trip to Spain.

PS visiting Spain soon? Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for my travel guides to both Barcelona and Madrid! I can’t wait to share all of my fun discoveries with y’all.

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