Currently, we are right in the midst of the hottest week of the year in the UK. It's our first real heatwave of the summer, and as you can imagine, people are looking for any way to stay cool as the mercury rises. While we may not all be in close proximity to a body of water, or have an air-conditioner at our disposal, Instagram is providing plenty of warm-weather friendly outfit options.
In fact, one particular summer top trend seems to have gained popularity amongst the fashion set, though ironically, it doesn't actually involve a top at all. From London to Cophenhagen, Toronto to Oslo, influencers everywhere are embracing the scarf as a top trend, folding printed silk squares in half to create diamond shapes that are fastened at the back. It's a simple styling trick, that creates a statement silhouette in a matter of seconds.
One positive of this trend is that you likely already have a scarf hiding somewhere in your closet and can, therefore, partake in the look without having to make a purchase, though if you don't own any silk printed scarves, there are plenty of options around. Vestiaire Collective, in particular, has a few vintage gems, including a Chanel scarf that's gone straight to the top of my wish list.
When it comes to this trend, it's the bolder the better, as vibrant prints and statement patterns will make the biggest impact. Keep scrolling to see how influencers are wearing the style, and then shop our favourite printed scarf picks below.