We love hats for sunny weather, but a lightweight headscarf has become one of our new favorites in headwear. It’s a perfect, unfussy way to tame unruly hair while punching up casual summer basics—like cutoffs and a tank—and good for anything from looking cool and carefree at the beach to running errands around town, without worrying about who you might run into.
The key to rocking the headscarf? Proportion, material and color. Keep the length long, for flirty floating tails. Choose a vibrant print or color in a fabric that’s light and airy. Stick with your basic tops and bottoms or swimwear here—e.g. save your favorite tribal maxi dress for another time to avoid looking like you’re going to read somebody’s palm.