Under wraps: the scarves you need this winter

9 June 2021
By Fashion Quarterly

Champion the cold with this number one winter essential.

No winter ensemble is complete without a humble scarf. It’s a tried and true accessory that proves both functional and fashionable—and can up the ante on even the most simple of outfits. This season, choose from an array of winter warmers—from blanket-sized cover-alls and vibrant injections of colour, to the classic cable knit, FQ have got you sorted with the best edit of scarves to bundle up in this winter. 

That’s a wrap

If you thought swaddling was limited to infants, think again. Combat the cold with the most versatile of all winter scarves—the oversized blanket scarf. It’s the ultimate transitional accessory to take you from the great outdoors, to in, with ease. And if you’re looking for yet another reason to click add-to-cart, these blanket-wraps would look equally as good thrown over your favourite occasional chair. 

From left to right: Wixii ‘Riva’ cashmere scarf, $345. Karen Walker ‘Stansborough’ wool blanket scarf, $375. Harris Tapper ‘Burns’ blanket, $299.

Go bold

Warmth aside, any excuse to brighten up a dull winter outfit is a plus in our books! The easiest way to do just that? An eye-catching scarf, of course! Make a statement with a pop of bright colour or a bold print. 

From left to right: Louis Vuitton ‘Petit Louis’ shawl, $870. Frisson Knits ‘Lemon’ scarf, $120. Acne Studios ‘Skinny Check’ scarf, $449 from Workshop

Tied up

For some, adding yet another layer to your winter ensemble might seem a little too much. But if you’re wanting to add a hint of French-girl chic to your look, a silk—or cashmere—neck tie or neckerchief is the answer. With the ability to be tied in countless ways, it can also be a welcome companion for your wrist, and handbag, too. 

From left to right: Totême striped silk scarf, $275 from Net-a-Porter. Emilio Pucci silk scarf, $354 from Farfetch. Elle + Riley cashmere neck tie, $99

True knit

Practicality and style longevity reign supreme for any investment—and if you’re after an everyday winter staple that will stand the test of time, be sure to look for scarves woven with a high percentage of natural fibres. 

From left to right: Juliette Hogan ‘Moss Stitch’ scarf, $199. Moochi ‘Cable’ scarf, $169.99. American Vintage East Scarf, $189 from Maman.  


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