It’s pretty safe to say that winter is here. For the first time all season, it felt bone-chilling cold in NYC. I broke out my first blanket scarf of the season yesterday, but quickly realized that I’m just not that into the trend anymore. Sure, it’s warm AF under a thick blanket scarf, but add on a sweater and a puffer coat and things start to feel a little too bulk for my liking. That’s why I rounded up nine cute and cozy alternatives to the blanket scarf, which fall into three styles that I’m absolutely loving for winter.
I love cashmere anything for its crazy soft touch, but it tends to skew on the pricier side (case in point: this plaid scarf). The bright side: this is the tie of year when a lot of winter accessories go on sale like this solid option which comes in six different colors or this colorblock style which comes in three different combos. It might seem like an investment upfront, but cashmere can instantly elevate your winter outfit and I think that’s well worth it!
2. Silk Squares
This trend is a little more fashion over function. If you’re unphased by the cold or are lucky enough to live in a warm weather year around, this is the perfection option for you. Silk square scarves have been popping up everywhere this season. They add the perfect pop of color to your outfit without any bulk. Ann Taylor has a ton of options that are on sale for an extra 60% off right now, including this gorgeous emerald scarf. Voilà – instant Parisian vibes!
3. Ponchos & Capes
Why wrap a scarf around your neck when you can just wear one around your entire body? Ponchos and capes are another favorite layering piece, especially around the office or while traveling. I’m obsessed with this buckled cape, this plaid poncho and this striped option!
Do you have a go to accessory to keep you warm in the winter? I would love to know!