Style bloggers transform scarves into tops in latest Instagram trend

Style bloggers transform scarves into tops in latest Instagram trend

July 12, 2020

How SCARVES have replaced t-shirts as the new must-have summer top for body-confident influencers – but would YOU be bold enough to try the retro trend?

  • Silk patterned scarves turned into chic tops are fast becoming ‘IT’ summer items
  • Fashion bloggers have transformed the accessory into a covering in recent days
  • Trend is well and truly back again after first becoming popular in the noughties

Scarves tied around the torso to create a skimpy top have become the new summer wardrobe must-have.

Style bloggers from around the world, including Britain, America and Australia, have filled their Instagram pages in recent days with chic looks which all scarves tied daringly around their chest.

The trend, first popular in the Noughties thanks to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé, is well and truly back in fashion after first reemerging last year.  

Fashion expert Susie Hasler said scarves have been given a ‘modern update’ and are best paired with ‘high-rise jeans, or high-waisted mom denim shorts’. 

However she warned women with larger chests should avoid the style, since it needs a strapless or no bra with them. 

The simple scarf is moving away from its primary role of keeping our necks warm, and instead being turned into the next racy trend this summer as we see it used as a skimpy top (pictured, a fashion fan based in Canada)


Style bloggers from around the world, including Britain, America (pictured above are fashion enthusiasts from the US embracing the trend) and Australia, have filled their Instagram pages in recent days with chic looks which all involve turning the humble often-patterned accessory into a fashionable bodice covering

It appears the trend (pictured being tried by an American social media user) is well and truly back again following a reemergence in 2019 after first becoming popular in the noughties thanks to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé

Speaking to FEMAIL, Susie who runs Styled By Susie, said: ‘Scarf tops were huge in the early 2000s with the likes of Beyonce wearing them with low-rise jeans. 

‘They’ve been given a modern update – and they look great. Wear them with high-rise jeans, or high-waisted mom denim shorts. 

‘Scarves in general are very trendy at the moment. We’re seeing bandanas being used as hair accessories, helpful for lockdown locks – they’re a cheap way to disguise roots or greasy hair days. 

‘They’re a quick, easy way to update your look – and they’re cheap too. It’s also a nod to the fashion of the Nineties which is coming back in a big way. 

‘If you’re not into crop tops, having a scarf, or handkerchief top, is a great way of just showing a bit of skin in the summer without showing your entire tummy.


A London and Cardiff-based style blogger (pictured), Hemes, with 1,349 followers, posted a shot of her in a floral scarf paired with jeans

While a fashion enthusiast (above) based in Australia suggested: ‘When you want a new top, but don’t want to break the bank. Use that old scarf lying about in your wardrobe.’ She turned heads with a bright yellow scarf used as a top, teamed with an equally colourful blue midi skirt


Fashion expert Susie Hasler says scarves have been given a ‘modern update’ and are best paired with ‘high-rise jeans (pictured left), or high-waisted mom denim shorts’

‘But something to note – you cannot wear this style if you have a big chest, as it needs a strapless bra with them – or no bra. They’re something that suit very few people.’

Style enthusiasts across Instagram showcased the versatile ways in which to wear the accessory, including as a bikini covering and with a clashing garment teamed with an equally colourful skirt.

A London and Cardiff-based style blogger, Hemes, with 1,349 followers, posted a shot of her in a floral scarf paired with jeans and insisted that the accessory would be her go-to product this summer.

‘Saturday antics… using a @primark scarf as a top and loving it,’ she wrote. ‘I’m definitely going to be buying some more scarfs with different prints this summer. Anyone else with me?’  

The fashion expert suggested women with larger chests should avoid the style, since it needs a strapless or no bra with them. Pictured, a fashion enthusiast from Finland showcases a scarf turned into a top


Style enthusiasts (pictured left is a woman from Manchester, while right, is a person in London trying out the trend) showcased the versatile ways in which to wear the accessory

Fashion expert Susie said: ‘If you’re not into crop tops, having a scarf (above), or handkerchief top, is a great way of just showing a bit of skin in the summer without showing your entire tummy’

A stylish social media user showcases her scarf-top look, which featured white high-rise jeans paired with a black patterned accessory

Meanwhile, a Leicestershire-based fashion fan opted for white trainers and wide black jeans plus a matching jacket when sporting a bright floral-themed scarf.

One American influencer, Markele DeJa’nae, with more than 50,000 followers admitted she was joining the ‘#scarftop trend’ this week and posted a snap of herself in a vibrant green garment. 

While a fashion enthusiast based in Australia suggested: ‘When you want a new top, but don’t want to break the bank. Use that old scarf lying about in your wardrobe.’

She turned heads with a bright yellow scarf used as a top, teamed with an equally colourful blue midi skirt.

Another Instagram user said: ‘Silk Scarf is back. If you didn’t wear it last summer, you have a chance again! It’s fresh, it’s feminine and you can do with your winter scarfs and adapt for summer time,’ while one added: ‘Scarf tops are really a thing this summer.’

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