For the Love of Scarves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show our moms just how much we love them by treating them with something they might not ordinarily buy for themselves. Scarves are a great spring accessory that can dress up any outfit by adding color, pattern, and texture — and they’re the perfect way to thank your mama for all she’s done for you! Aren’t sure what type of scarf might be best for the most important lady in your life? Check out our gift guide below to find a scarf that’s perfect for your mom’s individual style.

Scarves for Mom

And don’t forget to browse our special Mother’s Day Collection scarves until you come across something that just screams Mom!

Quirky

Bianca Pleated Paisley ScarfAre you known for having the “fun” mom? Embrace her quirky nature and let her personality shine with a funky patterned scarf! The Bianca Pleated Paisley Scarf is ideal for spring with its bold floral print and bright colors.

Nine-to-Five

Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf

If your mama is a working lady, her wardrobe is probably full of sophisticated work attire ready for a full day at the office. For the professional mom, dressy scarves are your best bet! We love this Cambridge Houndstooth Wrap Scarf that pairs perfectly with a shift dress or a feminine blouse and slacks.

Trendy

Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf

If your mom is up on the latest trends, she’s probably already in love with polka dots. Our Charlotte Polka Dot Infinity Scarf is oh-so adorable and is sure to help your mom maintain her status as the reigning fashionista of the house … as long as you’re not around, at least!

On-the-Go

Andie Striped Loop Scarf

She’s here, she’s there, she’s everywhere! While you may never know how she does it, your on-the-go mom conquers that busy schedule like a pro. A comfy yet practical scarf like the Andie Striped Loop Scarf is the perfect addition to a tee and light jacket combo.

Comfy-Casual

Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf

Is your mom the comfy-casual type? If that sounds like her, you’re likely used to seeing her in jeans and tennis shoes. That doesn’t mean she can’t jazz up her look with fun accessories — maybe she just needs the right ones! Keep it simple with something like the Karissa Plaid Crinkle Scarf, which she can easily throw on with a comfy, lightweight cardigan and jeans before starting her day.

Which scarf fits your mom’s personal style best? Catch the whole collection here.

20+ Ways to Tie a Head Scarf

Hello, sunshine! Long-awaited light and lovely days are upon us, and while for many this may signal the end of scarf season, we see it as an opportunity to twist, knot, and style our lightest and brightest scarves in a series of new ways!

This spring, the must-try trend we’re obsessing over is the head scarf. While it may seem like a daunting task to transform a scarf into a beautiful new ‘do, we’ve made it easier than ever to mimic the season’s most popular head scarf styles — and, of course, a few knots of our own! With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow video tutorials, the SDN gals will have you tying like a pro in no time.

For instructions on our newest knots, click through the head scarves below. Also, be sure to check out our complete collection of head scarf tutorials over in the Knot Library and be sure to browse our Knots for Hope resource, the original inspiration for our head scarf obsession.

20+ ways to tie a head scarf
Twist & Shout Heidi Braid Knotty Twist Up in Knots Itty Bitty Bow Twisted Crown Twisty Turban Side Scarf Pony Knotty But Nice Knotted & Nautical Little Bow Peep Middle of Everywhere A Knot in My Hair All Twisted Up My Little Pony To Be or Knot to Be Criss Cross Oversized Chignon Miss Knotty Do The Twist Head Scarf Tutorials

Looking for new scarves to style this spring? Shop our spring collection, perfect for pairing with everything from maxi dresses to flowy blouses. Not to mention, they’re absolute head scarf perfection!

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How to Tie a Scarf: Festival Season Knots

how to tie a scarf for festival season

Crop tops, cutoff shorts, denim jackets, and cowboy boots likely come to mind when thinking about music festival style. When it comes to accessories, we see visions of wayfarers, floral crowns, and cross-body bags. But one accessory you might be overlooking is a scarf. Forget what you know about the cold weather accessory and think lighter, brighter versions to adorn your neck and shoulders as temperatures rise.

Take a look at these fun knots that are perfect for a summer music festival (and don’t shy away from the rest of our 50+ scarf knots here)!

The Muffler II

the muffler II

Sometimes less is more. The Muffler II is perfect for dressing up a basic tank and adding a pop of color or print. Imagine a white tank with the Andrea Paisley scarf, shorts, and ankle moto boots, or pair a black romper with the Claudia Silk scarf and gladiator sandals.

The Scarf Bustier

scarf bustier

Who said a scarf is just for wearing around your neck? Rather than having a scarf adorn your crop top, why not have the scarf be your crop top? The Scarf Bustier is the perfect way to implement this midsection-baring trend with a unique twist. In order to achieve this “knot,” it is important to choose a large scarf like the Madelyn Polka Dot scarf or the Erin Geo scarf. Pair it with a maxi skirt and denim jacket and you’re ready for the show!

The Infinity Scarf Shrug

infinity scarf shrug

The Infinity Scarf Shrug is perfect for adding extra coverage to bandeaus and swimsuit tops. As the name suggests, this look requires an infinity scarf. Layer a single-colored style like the Billy Sparkle Infinity scarf over a patterned top, or layer a printed style like the Liz Tribal Infinity scarf over a solid maxi dress.

Skinny Scarf Necklace

skinny scarf necklace

The Skinny Scarf Necklace is perfect for those who want to add a little something extra to their look without getting too warm in the spring and summer heat. This style requires a skinny scarf to create a look that isn’t too heavy. The Reagan Floral Skinny scarf and the Jordan Zebra Skinny scarf are two great options.

Neck Tie Knot

neck tie knot

Think neckties are just for the guys? This fun knot will make you think again! The Neck Tie Knot is best created with lightweight scarves like those made of silk and linen materials. The Tiffany Peacock scarf and the Olivia Linen scarf are ideal, and believe us when we tell you, this scarf knot is much easier to tie than an actual necktie!

Scarf It Up! Spring Trends to Try Now

Gone are the days when scarves were just a cold-weather necessity! Appropriate for everything from casual weekend wear to office-ready attire, spring scarves are one accessory you shouldn’t live without. Take a look at these spring scarf trends featuring some of our newest and cutest arrivals — and sing away those winter blues once and for all!

Spring Trend: Prints & PatternsThis trend is likely the most versatile, with a plethora of options ranging from striped scarves to scarves with polka dots! Take this opportunity to mix prints and patterns, such as striped blouses with animal print scarves or a chevron dress with a tribal print scarf, for a fresh look that will stand out from the crowd.

Pictured above: Caitlin Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Liza Colorblock Zebra Scarf | Fiona Leopard Pashmina | Candice Feather Scarf | Sarah Striped Two-Way Scarf | Liz Tribal Infinity Scarf | Delia Giraffe Print Scarf | Mimi Metallic Leopard Scarf

Spring Trend: PastelsNothing says spring like pastels! So, how can you wear pastel scarves without looking like an Easter egg? Pair pastels with a neutral base color such as black, white, or nude, or mix and match pastels (but try to limit your pales to avoid the Easter-egg effect). Whether solid or printed, these scarves are a must for your spring wardrobe.

Pictured above: Juliet Lace Scarf | Nicole Cotton Scarf | Heidi Striped Infinity Scarf | Marley Skull Scarf | Renee Polka Dot Skinny Scarf | Mila Cross Infinity Scarf | Beth Geometric Skinny Scarf | Margie Solid Color Scarf

Sprint Trend: Floral Scarves

April showers bring May flowers … and this trend captures that saying perfectly! Floral scarves are great for adding a touch of femininity to any outfit for even the most un-girly girl. From paisley pashminas to tropical infinity scarves, floral scarves come in nearly endless options and colors to fit a scarf gal’s style. Pair a striped dress with a floral scarf and a light jacket or blazer for the perfect spring look.

Pictured above: Sophie Floral Loop Scarf | Haley Floral Dot Scarf | Lilly Paisley Striped Pashmina | Paige Hawaiian Flower Scarf | Angela Paisley Scarf | Louisa Floral Scarf | Justine Floral Pashmina | Britta Floral Lace Infinity Scarf