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Colder weather is setting in, which means it’s time to swap that micro-handkerchief you’ve been wearing around your neck since April for a warmer, more substantial option — a.k.a. an actual scarf.
Yes, scarves are practical, but they’re also a really great styling piece. Opt for something fun, like the cheeky hand-drawn scarves from newcomer and fine artist CJW, or keep it simple with a number of different takes on cashmere and check-print from the usual suspects like J.Crew and Uniqlo. Below, six of the best you can buy right now and how to wear them.
The Rectangle Scarf
The rectangle scarf is the easiest grab-and-go option that looks great layered over anything from an XL puffer coat to a cable-knit sweater.
The Blanket Scarf
Looking to wear a glorified blanket in public? Problem solved. Comfort aside, these oversized, extra-warm scarves are a fun way to upgrade a borderline boring outfit. Wrap it twice around like a cape, or wear it as a shawl in the nook of your elbows.
The Tucked Scarf
Tuck a bold or patterned scarf entirely under a zipped up jacket for a pop of color. (This option will also keep your neck especially warm.)