Scarf season is here. There’s nothing quite like bundling up in a big woollen style or letting a loosely wrapped knit drape over your favourite winter coat on the way to a Sunday roast (or equally season-appropriate activity).
Choosing natural fibres that keep the heat is the best way to cocoon yourself in style. And taking care of investment accessories will have long-term payoff. A gentle launder, careful shave and even thoughtful mending can bring well-loved pieces back to life after seasons of stowage under the bed. But if you’re in the market for a new scarf, we think these styles are worth adding to your collection.
Bold and bright
Add an instant dash of dopamine to winter outfits with Acne Studios’ ubiquitous checked style. It arguably wears the crown as the season’s most coveted accessory (again) but Forecast, Country Road and Morgan & Taylor offer budget-friendly dupes for the Scandi go-to.
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Another international favourite, Ganni captivates with its two-tone mohair design. Looking local, Melbourne brand Bul’s wrap-around style is complete with a psychedelic swirl motif. And even though this abstract print from Lee Mathews is currently sold out, you can subscribe to back-in-stock notifications or opt for the brand’s equally endearing retro floral design. EM on Holiday applies its signature playful spirit to this chunky green style. And Marimekko keeps the flower power going with a riff on its iconic print.
Seed leans into a fine, ribbed construction with neutral, stripped and blue options, while Oroton’s Woods scarf (also available in three colours) delivers a chunkier weave. Country Road’s cosy cotton and wool-blend style arrives in zesty yellow and classic charcoal this season.
Swaddling yourself in a wide, blanket-like layer not only promises maximum cosiness but dials up the drama in an outfit. Keep warm in iconic Australian label RM Williams’ Holts scarf or opt for Trenery’s timeless twill style, both in neutral shades and made from 100 per cent wool. Committed to sustainable fashion, Melbourne label Arnsdorf’s offerings are crafted from recycled cashmere and wool, coming in navy, charcoal and beige.
The skinny scarf is back, trickling down from runways to everyday style. While perfect for autumn and spring periods, the Y2K silhouette might run thin in the depths of winter. Everlane brings a warm solution with a cashmere option in seasonal colours like camel and bubblegum, while affordable favourite Uniqlo offers a pure cashmere style in eight bright colourways. And of course, Acne Studios comes through with a stripped and solid colour take on the skinny trend, complete with fringed trim and its iconic logo label.
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