Lightweight scarves are essential when it comes to summer accessories. Whether worn knotted as a headscarf or flowing around the neck, summer scarves are an easy way to add a little flair to your outfit. Summer scarves provide just the right amount of warmth for those cool summer nights and can be paired with just about any outfit. This summer, lightweight scarves are a major trend, seen paired with casual tanks and shorts and complimenting summer dresses from mini to maxi lengths. The most popular fabrics for summer scarves are lightweight and usually of a loose construction, allowing for maximum airflow and a light, breezy feel. 100% fine cotton is a common pick for a summer scarf material, particularly in loose weaves and in featherweights like in the Salmon Red Shirting. This season, these scarves are being seen in long lengths and with fringed edges. Even though the tendency is to steer clear of polyester in the warmer weather months given its poor breathability, when the yarns are loosely woven, the fabric has enhanced airflow. This type of polyester fabric finds popular use in the summer fabric arena given its lightweight and great drape. Polyester charmeuse has a slight sheen and a silky feel, making it a perfect scarf fabric. This summer, geometric patterns like Forest Green/White Charmeuse and hounds tooth are popular. Lightweight polyester jersey knits make wonderful summer scarf material as well. This season, striped infinity scarves in polyester jersey knits are popular in an array of colors from neutrals to neons like Neon yellow stripes jersey knit. Rayon has a super soft hand and great drape, making it a popular summer scarf fiber. 100% rayon fabric in chevron stripe patterns like Multicolor Chevron Challis and in the circle/infinity scarf style are particularly trendy. Silk is a unique fiber in that it keeps the wearer cool in warm temperatures and warm in cool temperatures, perfect for any time of the year. Lightweight and lustrous silk georgette fabrics make for great summer scarves that have a bit of a bounce and lots of volume. Solid colors like Dusty Lilac Silk Georgette and floral prints like Ivory Floral Silk Georgette are popular. Featherweight, semi-sheer silk georgettes like Dark blue silk georgette (which has a flamestitch print) make lighter weight scarves with great flow and drape but have less volume. Cotton and silk blends in loosely woven patterns are especially popular in long scarves with colorful, symmetrical designs like Brick Red/Gold Check Dupioni, which has an iridescent shimmer.