We’re smack dab in the middle of the season when puffer coats are, well, too darn puffy and thin wool blazers not quite enough. Layering too much can result in sweaty subway rides and excess clothing to cart around, while tissue-thin tees simply won’t cut it anymore. Enter the scarf.
Be it knit or silk, colorful or solid, this accessory can keep your neck toasty or wrap around shivering shoulders in a pinch. Grab a shearling number (all the rage on the fall runways) or a cheeky printed style, and take on the rest of the autumn with warmth.
A burst of sapphire-blue will make you grin on even the grayest of days. Marni’s Italian-made shearling is backed with jersey, and features an elastic tab for the perfect fit. $1,610. 161 Mercer Street (Prince/Houston Streets); 212-343-3912; marni.com
Stripes are seasonless, and in Isabel Marant’s talented hands they look pretty fetching, too. Her Jasmin wrap is made in Nepal from sumptuous cashmere and wool. $795. 469 Broome Street (Wooster/Greene Streets); 212-219-2284; isabelmarant.com
Patriotic and generously sized, this silk-blend square by Givenchy is 55” x 55” of super-soft goodness. It will perk up basic black knits, and also easily transition to next year’s wardrobe come spring thaw. $590. 2151 Broadway (75th/76th Streets); 646-335-0978; barneys.com
Thakoon’s funnel-neck shrug is equal parts quirky and useful. This merino wool piece snugly fits over the neck and flows down add a burst of color to any outfit. $850. 18 East 69th Street (Fifth/Madison Avenues); 212-288-1338; fivestoryny.com
Made in Italy from 100% modal yarns, the Iris scarf by All Saints utilized a red, floral digital print to great effect. Drape this beauty over denim and leather, and you’ll hit a stylish note all season long. $140. 512 Broadway (Broome/Spring Streets); 646-862-1832; us.allsaints.com
Crafted from virgin wool, the Canada You scarf by Acne Studios proclaims “You First” in bold lettering across the front. Once you wrap yourself in its cozy depths, the words turn into an abstract motif. $200. 33 Greene Street (Grand/Broome Streets); 212-334-8345; acnestudios.com
J.Crew’s silk snood is a mix of tassels and contrasting stripes. Pop on this burgundy and navy colored number for an instant pick-me-up. $60. 99 Prince Street (Greene/Mercer Streets); 212-966-2739; jcrew.com
This shrug by Topshop Unique is made in a creamy-hued sheep shearling. Toss it on over an evening dress, or even a leather jacket to soften up an edgy look. $360. 478 Broadway (Grand/Broome Streets); 212-966-9555; topshop.com
Founded by models Lily Cole and Katherine Poulton, The North Circular is a line of hand-knit cold-weather accessories made from luxurious UK yarns. The cheery Tomlin scarf is made from marled alpaca-and-wool. $325. 230 Elizabeth Street (Prince/Houston Streets); 212-343-7974; stevenalan.com
Brown-and-white fox fur look stunning on this infinity scarf by Lanvin. The entire piece is lined with wool, and made in France. $6,990. 815 Madison Avenue (68th/69th Streets); 646-439-0380; lanvin.com