A thick, warm scarf is an essential item for winter. Whether you’re only outside for short stretches of time or need something to protect your neck while you cycle to work, there are plenty of scarves that can do the job while keeping you looking stylish.
These are the best winter scarves to keep you warm and chic through the cold months:
This Acne scarf is a Scandi classic, and for good reason. This wool scarf is long enough to wrap around your neck a few times, and is seriously warm. This a scarf that looks good for years to come without serious pilling or noticeable wear if properly cared for; it’s an investment but it’s worth it.
Acne Studios Fringe Scarf, from €160
Norwegian fashion giants Holzweiler actually started as a scarf company, and the excellent quality of these pieces makes it clear why. Though they do a range of single colors, we love their striped patterns. It adds a bit of color and texture to your winter outfit, while also keeping you toasty. This scarf is blend of mohair, alpaca, and sheep’s wool, making it one of the warmest scarves around.
This ultra soft 100% cashmere scarf adds a bit of chic cosiness to every outfit. The ribbing adds a nice texture to the monochrome style. The scarf is available in burgundy, light grey, pink, and red.
This one is a little different from your typical scarf, and that’s why we love it. When you pull one end through the hole in the other, it creates an almost bow-like effect. The addition of the quilted texture, strong blue and black colors, and the Kissapöllö pattern, makes for a real statement piece. Luckily, it’s also extremely warm!
Arket’s raw wool is spun from long, slightly coarse yarn, and the result is a highly-durable and insulating scarf. This minimalist pattern was inspired by military blankets, and it brings strong graphic design to any outfit. This is a great everyday scarf that will last for a long time; the more you wear it, the softer it becomes.
Arket Raw Wool Scarf, €59
The oversized look of this wool scarf is off-set by the timeless pinstripes. It adds a touch of class to your winter gear; this is a perfect every day scarf, but would also look great with a tailored suit, sharp jacket, or evening wear.
Swedish minimalist favorite Our Legacy is made in Italy from 100% wool. It’s soft, but with a brushed texture that makes it feel substantial. This is a high quality piece that you’ll wear through the years.
UNIQLO’s HEATTECH is created with warming and insulating features, making it perfect for all your winter basics. This elegant checked scarf is soft to the touch and will keep your neck toasty all winter. HEATTECH products are long-lasting, os you’ll have this scarf for years to come, and the price is excellent.
UNIQLO HEATTECH Scarf, €14.90
ASOS has an array of great scarves, including ones from their in-house brand. We particularly like the ASOS DESIGN oversized scarf (€25) for the nearly absurd level of cosiness and pop of color. Whether you’re looking for a chic silk scarf or something really insulating, ASOS has something for you.
This wool-nylon blend scarf is simple, warm, and beautiful. Swedish accessories brand Syster P makes lovely pieces that will last and stay stylish through the years. They’re focused on ethical production, so it’s something you can feel good about buying.
Syster P Himalaya Scarf, €109
Made by Nepalese artisans, this zig-zag pattern blue and white scarf is long and extremely warm. It’s made from 100% wool and adds a pop of pattern to your outfit. Please note that this scarf is only available for delivery in the US and Canada.
Swedish cool kids brand Monki has released “All the Feels,” their collection that encourages people to talk about the ways in which social media can have a positive and negative effect on mental health. The collection is in collaboration with Mental Health Europe, with a portion of the proceeds going to support their work in mental health awareness. This thick, warm scarf comes with three velcro patches: “worrier,” “warrior,” and simple metallic badge. Choose how you’re feeling that day and wear it as a way to share with others.
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