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5 Guaranteed Ways to Nail the Hair Scarf Trend, Just In Time for Spring

2019 has proven to be the year of all-things-hair related — from statement barrettes to retro clips, it’s definitely safe to say that hair accessories are having their time to shine as the cool-girl approved accent of the season and beyond.

With that, let’s chat hair scarves, AKA the hottest hair accessory happening RN — they instantly add a pop of color and texture to any look and we’re huge fans of any impressive accent like that. Hair scarves can serve as adorable, elegant accessories for everyday wear, adding a touch of spring flair to any look. Try these 5 scarf options for all your spring fits:

1. Flower prints 



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Nothing says Spring like a good ole flower motif. And it doesn’t get easier to weave a flowery touch into your fit than tying it in your hair. Put your hair back into a sleek ponytail, pull out a few loose strands to frame your face, then finish off with tying a small scarf with a flower print around your ponytail. Or, keep your hair down and wrap your scarf as a headband and tie at the back. You can use a variety of colors, although baby blue or a rosy pink are great go-tos for their subtle touch of color. 

2. Animal prints 



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If you’re not really into the floral aesthetic and want an edgier alternative, animal prints scarves might just be what you need in your accessory arsenal. Animal prints, from snake to leopard, can complement monochrome outfits and warm tones super well. So if you’re not feeling the bubbly Spring pastels in your hair, try thin animal print scarves. A classic zebra print scarf tied as a headband, or a cheetah print tied to a ponytail, looks more daring and sleek. 

3. Geometric silks 

Geometric patterns draw the eye in, so they are an awesome addition to bring the eyes up to your beautiful hairdo. Any scarf with a repeating geometric pattern, like a honeycomb pattern, rectangles or circles naturally catch the eye, so pick your favorite one to flaunt in a lovely bun or down-do. You can experiment with different colors too — choose a monochrome one for a minimalist vibe or a colorful one for an arty chic look. 

4. Paisley patterned

Paisley patterns are a lovely complement to up-dos — we recommend weaving them through a thick bun or a braid. They’re sophisticated, eye-catching and can complement a variety of outfits perfectly. They have a similar feel to a classic bandana, but a lot daintier for the Spring. Again, you could keep it muted with a pastel paisley pattern or go for a bright red or orange. 

5. Polka dots



Don’t cha wish your girlfriend had hair like me?

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Polka dot scarves can look amazing as headbands or an adorable bow at the end of a braid. Try out a polka dot scarf with any denim outfit or casual jacket and jeans combo for the Spring. 

Hair scarves can seriously level up any outfit this season when you find the pattern that speaks the most to you. Tie these into your next hairdo and add that graceful Spring touch!

Iesha Ismail studied as a double major in English and Women's Studies at the University of Florida. Iesha is the High School/Her Future editor, a Feature Writer, and Style Blogger for Her Campus National. She was also the senior editor for Her Campus UFL and senior content editor for UF's Sparks Magazine. She is currently working in editorial for a financial research publication firm, and a guest contributor for Muslim Women Professionals. Iesha loves to observe nature and fashion as inspiration for all kinds writing she's into. Fashion, culture, drawing, and animation are just a few of the passions she plays with on the daily. Whether it's writing colorful stories or sketching in her worn out sketchbooks, Iesha always dabbles in anything art.