I know I’m a fashion editor and all, but I hate getting dressed in the winter. That doesn’t mean I don’t love a good layered ‘fit. The end result is what brings me joy, but it’s the process that I dread. Turning off your alarm and leaving the warmth of your blanket is something I just don’t find appealing. But despite everything about winter, there’s been something that’s been motivating me to get all dressed up every time the cold weather comes around: my fun, warm, knitted scarves.
I went to college in New York City, and I still remember wrapping a thick printed scarf around my neck and pairing it with a coat (that I bought from Who What Wear x Target, ironically) and feeling like the main character in a movie. It also doubled as a blanket when I sat in class, so it was a win-win. I still own that scarf to this day because it’s something that just happens to pop back up every winter (and for valid reasons).
They’ve gotten even more popular, thanks to the iconic plaid scarf by ACNE reaching Gen Z and blowing up on TikTok. As much as I think a winter scarf is worth investing in, I understand not everyone can shell out $290 on one, so I searched through the depths of the internet to find the best winter scarves that’ll take any outfit to the next level.
Below, you’ll find all the fun (and warm) scarves in whatever price range you prefer, from $12 to $290. Just don’t leave this one at your ex’s sister’s house like Taylor Swift. (If you know, you know.)