The 18 Best Silk Scarves for Women to Shop Now

Talia Abbas
·4 mins read

Between claw clips and chunky chains, it's been a good year for nostalgia-inspired trends. But one throwback accessory that's flown under the radar? The best silk scarves for women. This year silk scarves have had a quiet renaissance on Instagram—you may not have noticed because the timeless wardrobe staple can be worn and styled in a myriad of ways. If you want to make this accessory your own, there's an endless variety of prints, sizes, and price points to choose from.

Since we first spotted the trend on Instagram, we naturally turned one of the platform's buzzy fashion brands, Lescarf, to find out why this accessory is more popular than ever. “A silk scarf adds the final touch and makes you look fabulous, whether it's for a gala or a walk in the park,” Karin Bylund and Natalie Karlsson, cofounders of Lescarf, tell Glamour. Some of their favorite ways to wear the accessory: a hair tie or headscarf, draped off the handle of a handbag, or around the neck. “You barely notice it wearing it, but it truly completes the look,” they explain.

From bandanas and bandeaux to turbans and hair ties, the sartorial potential of a silk scarf knows no bounds—not to mention that for natural hairstyles, silk headwraps and bonnets are also an essential part of one's hair-care routine. Check out four popular ways to wear the accessory now, and shop 18 of the best silk scarves for women below.

Silk bandanas and neckerchiefs

The simplest way to embrace the silk-scarf trend is by tying one around your neck like a bandana or neckerchief. Often cut as a square, these styles will look good with virtually anything in your closet (think a cotton T-shirt, trench coat, crewneck) and can be knotted in multiple ways, like a necktie, shoulder duster, or bandeau top.

Lescarf No. 1 Striped Silk-Twill Scarf

$100.00, Lescarf

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Cafuné C-Lock Scarf

$104.00, Cafuné

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Ganni Polka-Dot Silk-Twill Scarf

$70.00, The Outnet

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& Other Stories Color-Block Swirl Pleated Scarf

$49.00, & Other Stories

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Giuliva Heritage Printed Silk-Twill Scarf

$120.00, Net-a-Porter

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Giulia Leopard-Print Scarf

$255.00, Giulia

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Silk headscarves and hair ties

Tying a silk scarf in your hair—either as an accent to a ponytail or as a loose headscarf—is an effortless way to add intrigue to your look if you’re always on Zoom. The vibe is part Austrian milkmaid, part Jackie O. Just add sunglasses.

Zitkani Medium Silk Scarf

$89.00, Etsy

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Lescarf No. 10

$130.00, Lescarf

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Less Less Silk Hair Tie With Ribbon

$80.00, Less Less

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Free People Dreamiest Scarf Pony

$18.00, Free People

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Silk scarves for your handbag

If your handbag has been collecting dust in your closet for the last six months, a quick way to give it new life is by wrapping a skinny silk scarf or a square bandana around the handle. The long, skinny versions are ideal for creating thick bows that drape to one side of your bag, while the square styles are more suited for looping around the entire handle.

Madewell x Kule Silk Leopard Bandana

$25.00, Madewell

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Clare V. Vive la Resistance Bandana

$55.00, Clare V.

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Senreve City Scarf

$85.00, Senreve

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Kate Spade Silk Skinny Scarf

$48.00, Nordstrom

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Silk headwraps and bonnets

Usually made of satin or silk, hair bonnets are designed to fit snugly around the head like a turban and protect natural hairstyles from snags and tangles that can happen from rubbing against a pillowcase during sleep. Whether you wear them inside or outside the house, they're basically walking silk pillowcases that look good while protecting your hair.

Cee Cee's Closet NYC Soleil Raw Silk Headwrap

$75.00, Cee Cee's Closet NYC

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Grace Eleyae All Silk Turban

$77.00, Grace Eleyae

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Silke London The Silk Hair Wrap

$65.00, Silke London

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Slip Pure Silk Hair Wrap

$85.00, Nordstrom

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Originally Appeared on Glamour