As counterintuitive as it may sound, scarves are actually fantastic summertime accessories. Certainly that extra layer is wildly unnecessary walking around in the heat of the day, but when the evening breeze picks up, or when you find those all-too-common frigid over-air conditioned buildings or in a pinch when you need a fast nursing cover, they come in very handy. The key is choosing a light, breezy fabric like linen, gauze or cotton with an equally summery color scheme. Tie it around the handle of your favorite tote and show it off or simply pack it away until you feel the need for another layer to ward off the summer chill.
Spun Scarves by Subtle Luxury Electric Scarf, $52, shopbop.com
Linen Scarf, $50, jcrew.com
Bright and Bold Linen Blend Scarf, $38, nordstrom.com
Grand Central Crustacean Scarf, $22, modcloth.com
Pompom Scarf by Natural Life, $29, athleta.com