Winter is coming, and with it, a change in fashion. The short, light, and delicate are on their way out for the season and must be replaced by something that will not only keep you warm, but look great doing it. Don’t be tempted to hang on to summer fashions through the colder months, thinking it will make you look bright and sunny – you’ll just look like you’re freezing!
Instead, embrace the season, take in the rich colours, the cosy, heavier fabrics and, if our advice means anything to you, a generous hug of a scarf. The bigger, the better. After all, of all the winter accessories, the scarf is perhaps the most versatile and fashion-signalling of all of them.
Oversized scarves, often called ‘blanket scarves,’ should be an almost ludicrous size. It should look almost – almost – like you’ve taken your favourite blanket from the bed and wrapped it around you to go out. Choose a great-looking option and they won’t look at you like you’re freezing, they’ll look at you and wonder where you found that wonderful thing.
Available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and designs, oversized scarves allow you to look great and to adjust to the varying needs of the day. Changes in temperature, wind and even going back and forth – indoors, outdoors, indoors, outdoors – a scarf can handle them all and deliver the right amount of comfort, while looking great.
Have a look at a few of our favourites from Holzweiler, ASOS and more.
Checkered Blanket Scarf
Feel like something bolder today? Red is always a hot colour in the colder months, and this offering from Warehouse will take a neutral or dark coat and add a flash of daring and style.
Fancy Leopard Scarf
Want to warm up winter with a touch of Africa? Why not? This animal print is in faux fur of 100% super-soft acrylic, so the animals are happy and so are you.
Choose a Large 2 Toned Woolen Scarf
A simple two-toned stripe is stylish and understated at once. Soft pastel hues in 100% wool keep you warm and comfortable, looking and feeling great. Check out this and the Other Stories option.
Off-White Fringed and Checkered Scarf
Class-up a bright coat, or maintain a chic monotone theme with this triple check in neutral tones. Black, white and grey set off the Off-White logo and its twist fringing at the trim shows off the quality of this understated piece.
Sparkly Lightning Cashmere Scarf
Spark up your day with this John Lewis & Partners pure cashmere scarf with lightning bolts. Obvious softness and luxury, touched with a bit of fun and whimsy mark this excellent scarf as a quality accessory.
Mango have come up with this houndstooth design in two-tone red and brown, and we think it brings a bit of the posh countryside to your look. Its acrylic blend is both warm and durable too, to it will hold up to where you take it, city or country.
Knitted Stripe Scarf
This scarf takes over-sized to a new level, super-long yet generously wide, its multi-coloured block design makes a bold statement, from one tasselled end to the other.
Merino Longer Scarf Red & Pink
You’ll forget it’s even cold outside from amidst this soft merino wrap. In either pink and red or black marl and silver, this ribbed scarf will add drama to your look while enveloping you in luxurious comfort.
Brushed and Checkered Scarf
With a design of pink, mustard, white and black stripes, this Warehouse scarf will add to the colour of almost any coat or outer layer. Oversized tassel ends add interest and unique style to this piece.
H&M Checkered Scarf
Light grey, cream and red checks cover this large scarf from H&M. 100% acrylic, and with fine details like fringing, it looks great from afar and from close up too.
Cozy Striped Scarf
Anthropologie’s acrylic blanket scarf is a great choice too, with stripes and sophisticated design from fringe to fringe.