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The 10 Best Winter Scarves to Add to Your Arsenal

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You can never have too many blankets; and since scarves offer a socially acceptable way of wearing a blanket in public, you can never have too many scarves either. Considering the record-breaking low temperatures our planet is currently enduring, now is an especially relevant moment to check in with your immediate scarf count—and multiply it.

 

Conveniently, we combed the internet for ten solid ideas you can mull over for your repertoire (or one-click buy and return later if you change your mind). Like a superhero cape with practical powers, these throw-on-and-go accessories insulate warmth where you need it most (your handsome head), convert to a de facto blanket during holiday travel, and most importantly, they give you a chance to say something about your personal style.

 

If you want your scarf to literally say something, you’re in luck, because the logomania look is huge right now. Thumb ahead to scope out our most coveted picks among the ‘90s-inspired lot, along with a few other on-trend options, then bookmark your favorites and shop accordingly.

1. ADER error Fringe Text Logo Scarf, $209

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ADER

Logomania is large and in charge—and so is this wool scarf from Seoul-based minimalist label, ADER error. Like a security blanket for adulthood, the oversized silhouette will keep you cozy even in a Polar Vortex, or in an over-air conditioned office. And the fringe trim looks cool too.

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2. Polythene Optics Logo Scarf, $79

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Polythene Optics

For the sci-fi guy, this Polythene Optics scarf wears like a billboard from a city in a post-apocalyptic novel, or Atmost Terminal (a space colony we just coined using this Fantasy Name Generator.) We especially love the statement red-and-white coloring to inject futuristic vibes into your daily uniform.

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3. Off-White Quote Scarf, $205

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Off-White

We’ve never met a self-aware scarf we didn’t like. Made in Italy, this meta marvel combines an oversized body with a red woolen blend and “SCARF” intarsia graphic, lest you are in a hurry heading out the door and forget what you put on. It’s perfect for anyone in need of a bold accessory update—or for your friend who really loves Post-its.

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4. Reebok Retro Football Fan Scarf, $29

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Reebok

1995 called and it wants you to have this. Featuring a classic Reebok motif and multi-colored pom pom fringe, it contains enough school spirit to get you through end-of-year reviews, or holidays with the in-laws. Boombox not included.

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5. The Arrivals Aleks Scarf, $145

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The Arrivals

For the logo-averse, we present this gorgeous moss-green add-on from direct-to-consumer star, The Arrivals. Grand in size and ribbed in texture, it is built with a quality wool-cashmere that feels and looks more expensive than it is. No-brainer.

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6. Acne Studios Blue Skinny Canada Scarf, $150

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Acne Studios

Not everyone wants a parachute-cum-scarf, and that’s OK. If you’re more of a skinny scarf guy, we suggest this dashing Canada-blue variety by Acne. Italian made with 100 percent wool, it features an extra-long shape and delicate fringe facets—plus it will bring out your eyes.

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7. Best Made Company The Scottish Lambswool Scarf, $148

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Best Made Company

Does your go-to scarf have an origin story? The Scottish Lambswool Scarf does. Crafted from Scottish weavers (who else?) using lambswool that is ethically sourced from Australia, it relies on zero harsh chemical dyes to achieve its statement-red hue and crazy-soft feel. It’s the next best thing to shearing your own lamb.

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8. Beams Plus Jacquard Reverse Scarf, $169

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We’re fools for Fair Isle knitting and this many-patterned cloak nails it. Constructed in Scotland with top-notch wool, it promises to punch up your monochrome closet. Try us.

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9. Loewe Rainbow Striped Logo Scarf, $655

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Loewe

Logomania, meet stripes. Loewe merges two trends into one with this unexpected, neo-prep pick with stacked lines, branded text and a cashmere/silk/wool blend. Detailed in rainbow accents, it is a transition piece that will work with everything.

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10. Topman Camel Stripe Blanket Scarf, $35

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Most likely to get co-opted from your girlfriend, Topman’s Camel Stripe Blanket Scarf is an affordable instant classic decked out in a juicy fruit theme and oversized shape. The kicker? It’s machine washable.

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