When it comes to winter accessories, our approach is “go big or go home,” mostly because anything else will leave you shivering and frantically searching for the nearest coffee shop where you can thaw out. Rather than expose your neck, chin and nose to the cold, wrap yourself in one of these 16 oversize scarves instead. The bottom half of your face will be eternally grateful.
1. Hat Attack Weekend Plaid Scarf
Leave your classic plaid scarves in storage this year. Instead, try a more cheerful marigold yellow and cornflower blue stripe. It’s bound to brighten even the most overcast day.
2. Marine Layer Pella Scarf
Winter white with just a hint of pink is quite possibly one of the chicest winter shades. Even better, though, is the fact that this Marine Layer number is machine washable. Go on, continue drinking coffee, hot cocoa and red wine with abandon.
3. Tna The Super Puff Scarf
For those days when a wool peacoat and cashmere wrap just won’t cut it, make like an Oreo and double the stuff with a puffer scarf on top of your puffer jacket.
4. Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Stripe Cashmere Blanket Scarf
Moira Rose would definitely approve of this black-and-white cashmere beauty, but if vibrant colors are more your thing, this Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collab also comes in a rainbow version. Either way, it’s guaranteed to go with any winter coat you own.
5. Nathalie Lete Luxembourg Embroidered Scarf
We’re truly gaga over the handmade vintage vibe of this knit scarf from French artist and designer Nathalie Lete. In fact, we’re also strongly considering adding the matching mittens to our cart.
6. White + Warren Travel Cashmere Wrap
You can never go wrong with a classic cashmere wrap (especially this White + Warren one that doubles as a blanket). Instead of going with a light color that will pick up dirt in cars, trains and airplanes, we’re partial to this deep shade of olive green that feels both timeless and fresh.
7. Madewell Chunky Weave Fringe Scarf
We never knew how well lilac and caramel paired together until we spotted this oversize knit. It now has us envisioning a wardrobe full of new color combinations of pastels with earthtones.
8. Anthropologie Pocketed Boucle Scarf
If you thought pockets on dresses was revolutionary, we can only imagine how much you’ll flip for pockets on scarves. Now that we’ve got so much storage space, it’s totally possible to go all winter without carrying a handbag.
9. Naadam Cashmere Letter Scarf
Just in case the people in the back didn’t quite catch that, this nearly seven-foot-long beauty from Naadam is made from 100 percent cashmere (and is worth every penny).
10. Heurueh Rockz Muffler Scarf
There comes a time every winter when we're forced to accept that no coat will do except our trusty, super-warm, boring, black puffer. Give yours a quirky edge with this bright, faux-fur-adorned acrylic knit that will keep you looking as stylish as you are cozy.
11. Ganni Knit Striped Scarf
Danish brand Ganni launched back in 2000, but it wasn’t until recently (i.e., the past three years or so) that the rest of the world took notice and quickly fell head over heels for their quirky but easy-to-wear designs. Trust us, this rainbow-hued scarf will have you looking like a Copenhagen cool girl in no time.
12. Auxiliary Oblong Boucle Scarf
This classic wool piece will keep you warm and stylish for many years to come. BTW, it looks much more expensive than it is.
13. LoveShackFancy Evie Scarf
Love the homemade vibe but hate how Aunt Jan’s scarves tend to unravel after one winter? Well, take a peek at this wavy striped knit from LoveShackFancy. It even comes with a sweet heart-shaped pocket. Awww.
14. Cuyana Two-Tone Baby Alpaca Scarf
Don’t worry, no adorable baby alpacas were harmed in the making of this incredibly soft black and navy scarf.
15. LOFT Tiger Stripe Blanket Scarf
If fierce but warm is what you’re after, this cozy eyelash wrap will leave you looking like a white Bengal tiger. Rawr.
16. Anthropologie Susanna Scarf
An updated take on plaid—featuring delicate pastels and muted neutrals, plus a blown-up pattern—is one of our absolute favorites for 2020. It also strikes a balance between oversize and Lenny Kravitz large.
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