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Scarves Are No Longer Just For Your Neck – These Tops Hit Different

9 scarf tops to wear for a little slice of 90s heaven.

At risk of sounding like a broken record, 90s fashion has never been this popular since the actual era. Now scarf tops are back with a vengeance to join chunky sandals, corsets and lace-up trousers.

While it’s easy to style a scarf as a top, if you don’t have any lying around or prefer something a little more secure, there are so many scarf-style tops available on the high street now with thin straps, halternecks and matching co-ord pieces. There are of course plenty of vintage options on Etsy too, offering a more authentic retro look.

It’s one of my favourite summer tops because it’s so versatile. I’ve seen some influencers layering theirs over shirts, adding baggy jeans or keeping it chic and sleek with white trousers. Not only that, but you can wear it to go out, for the beach or just for a heatwave-safe and lightweight option.

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It comes as searches for twisted halternecks, scarf and wrap tops are on the rise. Lyst reported this week that searches for the former are up 24% in the past two weeks, while the latter are showing increasing popularity too.

Here are 9 available on the high street now, with plus-size, halter neck and strapless options from Monki, Zara, Etsy, Free People, ASOS and more.

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Floral Print Scarf Top Monki

Floral Print Scarf Top, £20, Monki – buy now


Geometric Print Top, now £19.99, Zara – buy now

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80s Vintage Scarf, £18, Loveatfirstsightvtg at Etsy – buy now


Brianna Striped Halterneck Top, now £70, Reiss – buy now

Shelby Scarf Top Free People

Shelby Scarf Top, £88, Free People – buy now

Jungle illustration Scarf Top Monki

Jungle Illustration Scarf Top, £20, Monki – buy now

ASOS DESIGN Curve bandeau top with scarf hem in pink check print

Curve Bandeau Top With Scarf Hem, £12, ASOS DESIGN – buy now (available up to size 28)

Weekday Armelle scarf top with tie back in floral print

Armelle Scarf Top, £20, Weekday – buy now

Vintage Red White Lino Print Scarf/ Headscarf/ Scarf Top image 0

Vintage Red White Lino Print Scarf, £10, vintinglasses at Etsy – buy now

Do It Yourself

If you have spare scarf lying around, you could always do it yourself. I came across this amazing tutorial from everyone’s favourite vintage store Beyond Retro showing you different ways to wear the scarf as a top.

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