It’s no secret I love scarves year-round. I have even waxed poetic about the summer scarf while standing in 90-degree Bangkok heat. It truly is the easiest way to add color, pattern, texture and interest to even the most basic warm-weather looks. Here are some of my go-to ways to wear a lightweight scarf this summer (yes summer) season.

Wear as “third piece” with a simple white tee-jeans look.

Dress up your  jersey dress

Mix patterns and textures with a summer fabric like linen or seersucker

Use in place of a statement necklace for a going-out look

Add flair to your non-layered business casual office look.

Go French with a small square scarf tied to the side.