STYLE GURU STYLE: The Neckerchief

STYLE GURU STYLE: The Neckerchief

With summer in full swing, it’s seemingly impossible to find an outfit that looks fashion-forward while at the same time keeping you cool; sweat stains are most definitely not a trend this season, trust me on that one! What is on-trend this season, and what’s featured in Christian Dior’s runway show for spring/summer 2016 are accessories for your neck like chokers or neck scarves. It’s so easy to throw on a pair of shorts and a T-shirt, but adding an accessory like the ones from the Dior show transcends an outfit to something unique yet subtle and will guarantee to keep you cool throughout the day. The possible ways to style neck scarves, also known as “neckerchiefs,” are endless; you can see that for yourself if you read any street style blog or go on Pinterest for a couple of minutes. They’re versatile, chic and above all really fashion-forward. Match them with a pair of jeans and a simple shirt for a casual daytime look, or sport a neckerchief with a summer dress for a simple yet tasteful nighttime outfit.

I was always too nervous to even give this trend a try because I was afraid it would look silly or like I was trying too hard, but when I partnered my blue and white printed neck scarf with an outfit that I would wear every day of the week (if that wasn’t a complete fashion faux pas) it made it so easy to style and wear out I almost didn’t notice I was wearing one. I found a lot of inspiration from style bloggers, vloggers and photos I saw on Pinterest for this look and turned it into my own.

I wear outfits that consist almost entirely of three colors; black, white and blue so it shouldn’t be shocking at all that I decided to partner my neckerchief with a simple white T-shirt, a pair of navy blue short and simple black sandals. Even without my accessory, this outfit was really cute and casual but also very much my own personal style. If Madewell and Aritzia ever decide to do a cross brand collaboration, I would probably be their spokes-girl considering I see so much style from both of those stores in this outfit. I wanted to wear my hair up because of the heat (again, sweat stains are NOT on-trend) and because it looked much more put together compared to my hair hanging down around my face. I wore it in a crisscross ponytail and didn’t have to worry about it for the rest of the night. It was humidity-proof and really easy to do! I topped if off with a pair of simple sunglasses and enjoyed my day in beautiful New York City.

Get My Look: 1. Top. 2. Shorts. 3. Shoes. 4. Neck scarf.