Picking the right gear to help you beat the heat can be tricky. The summer sun can be unforgiving — quite literally limiting options in our rotation. Thankfully the Highsnobiety Summer Style Guide is here to help you keep cool during the warmest months of the year. From the latest trends to season staples, you'll find lightweight pieces that still result in heavyweight looks.
While silk scarves were designed to be a functional accessory, keeping the wearer cool and moisture-free during the warmer months, today, the allure of the silk scarf is all in the looks. A silk scarf is essentially an easy way to inject a flash of elegance into your wardrobe, offering the possibility to create some nice contrasts and highlights across your summer fits with ease.
After being weighed down by a heavy wool iteration all winter, the much lighter silk scarf allows for more styling opportunities, too. Depending on your preference, you can put the silk scarf on full show around the neck or arm, or keep things dialed down by tying it to a belt loop or bag. This makes the silk scarf an every-outfit accessory.
From streetwear ensembles to Italian luxury houses, silk scarves are versatile and always raise the bar so we hit the ‘net to round up a diverse mix of the best silk scarves on offer right now.
Shop the best men's silk scarves below.
Casablanca Memphis Printed Silk-Twill Scarf
Casablanca has taken their beloved painterly prints and placed them on a more accessible warm weather scarf. Like many of the silk scarves on our list, this piece is wearable art that can add some much-needed pop to a simple summer fit
Our Legacy Skeleton-Hands Scarf
Silk Scarves come in all styles. For those with the preconception that a silk scarf is a signifier of pretentious wealth, think again. A new guard of silk scarf purveyors is giving the accessory a new lease of life. This skeletal iteration from Our Legacy abides by the label's signature grungey aesthetic for a punchy take on the refined piece.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Silk Bandana Scarf
The hand-drawn motif paired with the crazy colorway of the scarf places this accessory at the top of this list this season.
Acne Studios Scarf
Another Spring winner, Acne Studio's blue and angelic scarf, is sure to be a winner in any spring 2022 wardrobe.
Joseph Yoakum Edition Silk Scarf
Joseph Yoakum is a self-taught American artist who gained notoriety for his vibrant landscapes. Here Lemaire celebrates the late artist with an original print from Yoakum.
Dries Van Noten Farrier Scarf
We've already hinted at it. It is going to be a "silk scarf spring." If you are looking to take a bold leap into the trend, Dries has got something for you. The lavish accessory comes with an eye-grabbing print — a museum-ready Renaissance painting by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens. It's art that you can accessorize. Who doesn't love that?
M/M x Anicorn 2Windy Scarf
Continuing the theme, it's clear that silk scarves can be the perfect canvas for art. Part of our own HIGHArt collections, the Parisian design agency M/M and watchmaker Anicorn have come together to create wearable art pieces that playfully riffs on time. The scarf can't tell time, but it will be right at least twice a day.
Gucci Floral-Print Silk Scarf
More floral Gucci scarves? Absolutely. It's a versatile accessory and the perfect statement piece during your summer adventures to Southern Italy.
Marni Silk Scarf
Gucci is not the only one in the business of florals this season. A reoccurring motif from the brand, Marni's hand-painted silk scarf just feels like summertime fun with its daisy patterns and deep blue colorway.
Burberry Montage-print square silk scarf
Yes, you can even get your "Burberry scarf fix" in the summertime. Throw this around your neck with a weighted white T-shirt as you stroll down the high street this summer.
Kid Super Neighborhood Champions Scarf
Kid Super has given us some of our favorite prints this summer — vibrant visuals that are playful homages to New York's diverse boroughs. This is another easy pick for the summer.
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