14 Best Winter Scarves for Women to Stay Warm All Season Long
It's cold out there! Bundle up with a cozy winter scarf.
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Baby, it’s cold outside
Brrr. Temperatures are dropping, which means it’s time to pull out the winter coats, gloves, sweaters and boots—and, of course, your favorite winter scarf. As frigid winds blow, keeping your neck warm is so important. Luckily, we’ve found the best winter scarves for women who want to stay warm in style, from traditional to blanket-style to infinity scarves and beyond.
Some of them can even act as loungewear, loosely wrapped around you while you’re bundled up in warm socks or slippers and cuddled beneath a pile of throw blankets. So if you’re planning to stick your neck out this season, stay cozy with a warm winter scarf.
Plaid Blanket Scarf
There are plenty of great winter scarves for women—but a plaid scarf is a timeless cold-weather staple, and this oversized shawl modernizes the accessory and gives you lots of it! It’s available in three colors, from subdued to vibrant, and is made of 100 percent acrylic, so it’ll keep you toasty all winter long. Buy one for yourself, then purchase a few more as gifts for the women in your life.
Quince Featherweight Cashmere Silk Frayed Edge Scarf
Quince is all about sustainability—and style. This oversized Quince scarf is made of a luscious blend of cashmere and silk, and it’s colored with OEKO-TEX Standard 100–certified dyes. This ensures no hazardous substances are present. On top of all that, the price is at least half of what you’d probably expect it to be, and it’s lightweight enough to wear year-round.
You can certainly give it as an eco-friendly gift, but be sure you snap up a scarf for yourself too!
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cable Infinity Scarf
If you own a highly coveted Barefoot Dreams CozyChic throw blanket, you’re probably already skipping to the Shop Now button. Made of the same indescribably soft polyester fabric, this Barefoot Dreams infinity scarf ensures that you are enveloped in comfort—and motivated to leave your bed and go out in the winter chill. It’s an ideal gift for sisters-in-law who live in cold climates.
Tentree Jersey Knit Scarf
Soft, stretchy jersey material makes this Tentree knit scarf a total winner. It’s ideal for both men and women, easy to machine wash and comes in an always-stylish oatmeal color. The lightweight, warm feel makes it an ideal winter scarf for more temperate climates. Plus, every purchase supports 10 trees being planted.
L.L.Bean Irish Lambswool Scarf
Plaid winter scarves for women are total classics. Available in traditional tartan patterns, the L.L.Bean Irish lambswool scarf offers a cozy nod to the Highlands. Timeless and high quality, it’s the kind of piece you’ll treasure forever, making it the perfect gift for grandmas, moms, and even teens.
Chenille Ribbed Scarf
This chenille ribbed scarf has it all: good looks, a long length and an ultra-soft knit that can be machine-washed. Made of spun polyester chenille, this scarf is soft and cozy around your neck. Plus, it comes in dozens of fun colors and is a total bargain. This scarf, a pair of earmuffs, some wool socks, and a cute peacoat? Sounds like ideal date-night outerwear to us.
Ugg Sherpa Oversized Scarf
You know how nurtured your feet feel in a pair of Ugg boots? Your neck deserves the same attention, so the company created this oversized Sherpa scarf to cuddle up in. The neutral colors go with anything—a boon because you’re never going to want to take it off.
Olive & Cocoa Dublin Mohair Scarf
The multi-dimensional shades of cream and soft gray in this Olive & Cocoa scarf add warmth and charm to all your best winter looks. Woven in Ireland of the finest small batch 100% mohair, this medium-weight winter scarf has timeless fringed edges and a versatility that works with both classic staples and trendy outfits.
This cable-knit scarf looks like someone lovingly knit it by hand just for you. Hundreds of five-star reviews raving about how soft and warm it is and plenty of available colors make it a winner for men and women alike. Made of 100 percent acrylic and priced low enough that you can buy more than one, we recommend stocking up on these winter scarves for women.
Recycled Patchwork Scarf
Nothing feels as soft as cashmere—except maybe this cashmere alternative that’s much more affordable. This soft-toned recycled patchwork scarf is the perfect self-care gift. Need a reason to feel cozy inside? It’s made with recylced materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill.
A Puffer Hug is more than a typical winter scarf. It’s made to look and feel like your best puffer coat—only better. It has pockets! That means you can safely store your phone, lip balm and other must-have essentials. Choose from a variety of color options that suit both men and women.
Faribault Mill Stewart Plaid Wool Scarf
Free People Candy Stripe Scarf
It’s impossible to feel sad—or cold—with this sunshiney scarf wrapped around your neck. Made of 100 percent polyester, this Free People scarf is soft and sweet in pastels that remind you spring will be here before you know it. Until then, wrap on this scarf, grab your weighted blanket, and snuggle up.
Organic Virgin Wool Winter Scarf and Hat Set
For a really pulled-together look, opt for a scarf that comes with a matching hat, like this classic virgin wool scarf and hat set. Handmade from 100% rough-knit virgin wool, it keeps you both warm and stylish. It’s the sort of combo that’ll make you want to curl up with a good book, a crackling fire, and some fragrant scented candles. When it comes to winter scarves for women, you won’t find much better than this.
With additional reporting by Lois Alter Mark.
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