Silk Scarves: Your Grandma’s Favorite Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed

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If there's one accessory that grandmas can't get enough of, it's the head scarf. And it seems that fall fashion has taken a cue from our cute nanas, nonnas and grammies with its resurgence. Though there's one difference: Rather than tying it under your chin (a la nan), it's meant to be tied in the back, handkerchief style like Lizzie McGuire and Christina Aguliera once rocked oh so well. Want in on the trend? Here are 11 head scarves—from $35 to $495—to wear on repeat. Bonus: They hide every quarantine problem from greasy roots to pesky grays.

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1. Weworewhat Bandana

Not only does this super cute floral bandana go with everything, but it also has a matching bikini if you really want to take it to the next level.

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2. Emilia Malajewelry Silk Scarf

Quirky, mystical and luxurious, in all the right ways.

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3. Ganni Leopard-print Silk Scarf

Pair this leopard print with cat-eye sunglasses for your most glamorous summer look.

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4. Kate Spade New York Garden Gingham Bandana

Two-tone gingham for maximum picnic-chic vibes. Wear yours with a crisp white sundress and a bottle of chilled rosé.

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5. Burberry Floral Print Silk Scarf

These digital flowers are almost as pretty as the real deal.

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6. Alexander Mcqueen Printed Silk-twill Scarf

One-part dark and one-part romantic, this silk-twill scarf will add a bit of contrasting edge to any frilly dress.

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7. Versace Printed Silk-twill Scarf

This tropical print is an updated version of J.Lo’s famous Versace dress that she wore to the Grammy Awards in 2000. Remember it?

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8. Dolce & Gabbana Fruit-print Silk Scarf

A modern-day Chiquita Banana headdress.

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9. Dries Van Noten Floral-print Silk-twill Scarf

The daisies, dahlias and lilies on this scarf are inspired by Dries Van Noten’s flower-filled estate in Belgium.

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10. Allsaints Paradise Insect Print Silk Bandana

Our ten-year-old self would be delighted by this insect motif. Stick to a simple white tee to keep the focus on the fun print.

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11. Gucci Floral Gg Silk Scarf

The classic Gucci logo gets a summery twist with bold blooms. Wear it with denim cut-offs, to really let all that color shine.

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