Temperatures are dropping, which means it’s time to take off your winter coats, gloves, sweaters and boots, and, of course, your favorite winter scarf. Luckily, we’ve found the best winter scarves for women who want to stay warm in style, from traditional scarves to blanket-style, infinity scarves, and more. Some of them can even act as loungewear, loosely wrapped around you while you’re warm with warm socks or slippers and rolled up under a pile of blankets. So if you plan to take off the collar this season, keep warm with a warm winter scarf.
For those who want a quick fashion fix during the winter months, the plaid crochet scarf from Asos is ideal and if you are willing to spend a little more, the ombre All Saints blanket scarf is a real investment. If you like basic style, capsule closets and luxurious staples, this scarf is for you. The AllSaints solid cashmere scarf in melange ‘cinder black’ is a luxurious take on a £156 basic and is available exclusively from John Lewis.
It is knitted in Italy from a wool blend with a touch of silk for an extra luxurious feel. The Norwegian fashion giants Holzweiler actually started out as a scarf company, and the excellent quality of these pieces makes it clear why. Although they have a range of individual colors, we love their striped patterns.
The light weight was also noticeable compared to other scarves we tested and it could be easily and safely wrapped around our neck. If you’re looking for superior quality that won’t break the bank, you can’t go wrong. A beautiful and lightweight scarf that also works as a travel accessory? This one is made from 90 percent wool and a 10 percent cashmere blend, making it durable with a touch of silkiness. It comes in five colors and features a rolled edge for a high-end touch.
If you grew up in a colder climate, scarves have always been a more functional option than fashionable. It’s nice to have winter hats and gloves, but scarves play a critical role in trapping body heat and keeping the blood warm around the head and neck, which makes a big difference in freezing temperatures. Menswear brands have done an excellent job of unifying function and style in contemporary scarves. Sturdy knits, super soft merino wool or classic cashmere have their time and place, depending on the weather. This sustainably made scarf from Arctic Fox & Co is an instant Winter staple.
However, it is worth noting that, being made of wool, it is a little rougher to wear than wool blends and cashmere. In keeping with the brand’s Scottish heritage, most scarves feature iconic plaid and Scottish check designs. Made from a merino wool and cashmere blend, it’s softer than your average wool scarf and super cozy, perfect for colder days. Once you’ve invested in your favorite jeans, winter coat and knitwear chosen for the season, quality men’s scarves should be your next port of call.
A plaid winter scarf is a cold-weather staple, and this oversized one modernizes the accessory and gives you plenty of it. It’s available in three colors, from subdued alpaca to vibrant, and it’s made of 100 percent acrylic, so it’ll keep you warm all winter. Buy one for yourself, then buy a few more as a gift for the women in your life.