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Winter warmers: The best scarves for women

18 Oct 2023 | |By Luxury London

Wrap up and keep cosy this season in these warming winter scarves

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As much as we hate to admit it, summer is well and truly behind us. But as temperatures fall, we’re tentatively looking forward to the onset of layering season. Sure, sundresses are great fun when the weather calls for it, but is there anything better than wrapping yourself up in wonderfully warming wool and cashmere to keep out the chill of a London winter? We thought not.

So when colder climes arrive, save for investing in a brand-new coat, the best way of keeping cosy is to get yourself a great winter scarf. And whether you go for cashmere or mohair, patterned or plain, a good scarf is ideal for switching up your style without a full outfit overhaul. Read on for our pick of the best winter scarves for women.

Acne Studios fringed-trim scarf

This soft, undone scarf from Acne Studios perfectly encapsulates the brand’s laidback Scandi-chic vibe. Woven from wool, with autumnal checks throughout and raw fringe detailing, it makes for the ideal finishing touch to your seasonal off-duty look.

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Burberry classic check scarf

Rendered in the heritage fashion house’s iconic check, Burberry’s cashmere scarf is woven on traditional looms at the brand’s 200-year-old Scottish mill, before being washed in local spring water and brushed for an irresistibly soft finish. It’s available in a rainbow of checked colourways and can be personalised with your initials. Our pick is the classic Burberry archive beige check.

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Gucci GG monogram scarf

Since its initial release in the 1960s, Gucci’s GG monogram has become a hero print for the brand, appearing across bags, accessories and ready-to-wear in a vast array of shades. Complete with a stitched logo patch and twisted tassel trims, the brand plumped for a deep denim blue and subtle, soft brown reverse for this organic wool scarf.

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Jacquemus jacquard knit scarf

Brighten up dull winter days with this cheerfully colourful scarf from French It-brand Jacquemus. Woven from 100 per cent virgin wool, with a contrasting flower motif on the reverse, it’s bound to bring a touch of sunshine to even the most bitter of mornings.

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Marni mohair-blend scarf

With its whimsical, off-beat designs, there’s a reason Marni remains a firm favourite of the fashion set season after season. Reminiscent of a colourfully wrapped present, this fluffy, mohair-blend scarf in bright turquoise blue, orange and mustard stripes is extra-long, making for a chic layered look.

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Patou ribbed-knit scarf

Woven from a soft wool-cashmere blend, Patou’s pared-back ribbed scarf is the versatile winter warmer we’ve been searching high and low for. Rendered in warm biscuit beige, dress it up with your best winter coat and a pair of heeled Chelsea boots, or throw it on over your weekend jeans and jumper.

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Saint Laurent velvet scarf

Crafted in Italy from lightweight velvet, Saint Laurent’s midnight black scarf is sumptuously soft. Complete with fringed edges, this plush piece is ideal for wrapping up on the coldest of days.

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The Elder Statesman tie-dye scarf

Known for its vibrant and supremely soft knitwear, The Elder Statesman has become a go-to for fashion fans looking to brighten up their winter wardrobes. Hand-knitted at the brand’s Los Angeles studio, this on-trend cashmere scarf has been tie-dyed a bright lime green in the label’s signature style.

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The Row oversized scarf

Having spearheaded the late-2000s trend for comically oversized scarves, it’s only right that Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen would return to their roots with this buttery soft cashmere scarf from their award-winning label, The Row. Its versatile shade is ideal for all manner of accessorising, while its generous length makes for a marvellous multi-wrapped moment.

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