There’s no denying that the cold snap is well and truly in full force, and what better way to beat the chill than with the hottest scarves on the high street right now. Whether it’s a statement-making faux fur snood, a versatile skinny number or a classic cashmere, a scarf can make an outfit as much as it can keep the cold out.
Yep, gone are the days when muted colours and outdated knits were all that were on offer, now we can get our fashion-forward mits on a whole host of brightly hued scarves in more fabrics than we can keep count of – and for a price that won’t break the bank. As if that wasn’t enough, one size fits all, meaning that there’s no need to leave the house and brave the cold, but that you can do it all from the comfort of your home online.
So where to start, you ask? If it’s something bold you’re after, ASOS houses a number of bright faux fur collars, colour-blocked mohairs and floral cotton pieces for when the weather turns warmer. Zara, meanwhile, offers up shaggy fringed knits and chunky designs that will keep you snug in even the coldest of spells. As for the rest, Mango, Very.co.uk and Topshop play host to some seriously amazing could-be-designer neckwear. Look for Burberry-inspired checks and skulls a la Alexander McQueen.
There’s no styling rules, either. Skinny scarves will look fab tied around the neck for a 60s vibe, or knotted halfway down for a more laidback look. When it comes to bright faux fur, stick to base colours such as black or nude to avoid going overboard. Classic cable knits will work well doubled as shawls or capes if they’re wide enough, too.
Without further ado, then, here’s our pick of the best scarves you should be buying now. Enjoy…
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