The Best Lightweight Scarves for Spring

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Who says scarves are limited to keeping you warm?

Take it from us—never underestimate the power of a good accessory. Or if you prefer, take it from Michael Kors who once said: “The perfect accessory can make the difference between looking blah and totally to die for.” And when it comes to stylish spring accessories, a printed silk scarf can do wonders for an outfit. It’s such a versatile item that definitely goes beyond its most obvious purpose.

While there are so many ways to tie a scarf around your neck, you could also have some fun and try tying it at different spots. Try it on as a headband for a boho chic look or wrap it all the way around the top handle of your bag. Freshen up a black dress by using a brightly-hued scarf as a belt or wear a larger one as a wrap on a cool spring evening. The possibilities are truly endless and the result will most certainly always be chic.

Now check out our selection of gorgeous silk scarves that will perfectly complement your springtime looks.

Related: The Best Light Sweaters for Spring

Courtesy Hermès

Hermès Faubourg Silk Scarf

Hermès’s silk scarves are just as iconic as the brand's Birkin bag. The print of this one is inspired by the company’s flagship store on Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

To buy: $195,

Courtesy Moda Operandi

Emilio Pucci Printed Silk Scarf

This gorgeous scarf is big enough to be worn as a cover-up on the beach as well as a wrap on a chilly spring evening.

To buy: $940,

Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

Loro Piana St. Tropez Stole

The vibrant sailboat print of this cashmere/silk blend stole is inspired by the French Riviera. It is the ideal accessory to add a pop of color to a monochrome outfit.

To buy: $1,725,

Courtesy Saks Fifth Avenue

Etro Jodhpur Fringed Silk Scarf

The beautiful fringed trim of this silk scarf exudes a definite boho vibe.

To buy: $598,

Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

Gucci Flora Fluo Square Scarf

It really doesn’t get any more vernal than Gucci’s Flora scarf.

To buy: $495,

Courtesy Bergdorf Goodman

Rumisu Mad Masquerade Printed Silk Scarf

Every scarf of the Turkish brand Rumisu, founded by sisters Pinar and Deniz, has a unique detachable crocheted accessory handmade in Southeastern Turkey in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme.

To buy: $350,

Courtesy Net-a-Porter

Versace Printed Silk-Twill Scarf

Add a touch of opulence to any outfit with Versace’s “Barocco” print scarf. Wear it wrapped around your neck or tied to your handbag.

To buy: $495,

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Alexander McQueen Tasseled Printed Silk-Satin Scarf

Get in the mood for cherry blossom season with this Alexander McQueen scarf inspired by the Japanese blooms.

To buy: $530,

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Gabriela Hearst Fringed Printed Silk-Twill Wrap

We are absolutely in love with this gorgeous floral-printed wrap. We’d wear it with a classic slip dress and a pair of high-heeled sandals.

To buy: $1,150,