A few years ago, it didn’t feel like an outfit was complete without a scarf. Maybe it was the “French style” influence, but scarves of all shapes, sizes and colors were everywhere. The past couple of years though, scarves have felt like an afterthought, and the selection has been less plentiful.
But with restrictions on indoor dining in many locales and the possibility that heated (or not) patios may be our best option for socializing, I’m thinking that many of us will be rediscovering the joys of a warm and cozy scarf. And scarves are a great way to add color, pattern, and interest when most of our outfit is hidden beneath outerwear.
Cashmere, wool, and blends
Cashmere is my favorite material for scarves, because it’s usually soft, and provides a lot of warmth with less weight and bulk. I just ordered this scarf in the Cinnamon color, but the Winter Teal (shown here) is really nice too.
It’s hard to go wrong with a classic plaid or check pattern. The lavender color on this 100% cashmere wrap is fun and different.
This oversized cashmere wrap can be worn either around the neck or draped over the shoulders. When we can start traveling again, this would be a perfect in-flight companion. Several colors available, but I know many of you love this dark Pine Forest green.
Such fun colors in this 100% Merino wool plaid scarf!
I’ve owned a couple of these “tissue weight” wool and cashmere blend scarves and was quite pleased with them. I hope more colors become available, as I’d love to replace them with colors in my palette.
But yes, I know some of you are sensitive to animal fibers, and I’m on the lookout for options that are wool-free but more environmentally friendly than many common synthetics. This leopard-print scarf with eyelash trim is modal, which is made from beech tree fibers.
And scarves make great gifts, in case you’re starting to put your holiday gift list together… 😉