The best scarves for women to keep you toasty and stylish this season

The best scarves for women will keep you stylish and cozy through the frosty months, and we've found great picks at every budget

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The best scarves for women are the cherry on top of any winter ensemble. Equal parts cozy and stylish, they are a wardrobe staple that you will never grow tired of, and never not need. From cozy cashmere designs to bright and beautiful patterned numbers, there is plenty to choose from this season.

The best scarves for women are as essential as the best winter hats when it comes to nailing those winter outfit ideas. An item you will wear and need day after day, it's worth investing in one of the best scarves to keep your neck and chest warm in the colder months. 

Wondering how to pick the best scarves for women? Similarly to other key capsule wardrobe staples, the best scarves should be versatile and wearable with numerous outfits. Classic colors such as navy, camel, cream and black will always be in style and useful, although a bright-colored iteration is great for lifting your look and can add a real wow factor to the best winter coats. When it comes to fabric, cashmere and wool will be best at keeping you cozy, but a chunky knitted scarf in other fabrics will also trap the heat to keep you suitably snug.

Best scarves for women, chosen by our fashion team

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Once just seen as a wardrobe essential, in recent seasons the best scarves for women have shored up their fashion credentials too. Now a regular feature on the runway, designers have played with both scale and texture to bring the most trend-led varieties to the fore. In line with the latest fashion trends, this season's best scarves for women cover everything from chic neutral hues to the mood-boosting brights of dopamine dressing, these, are our favorites.

Amelia Yeomans
Staff writer

Amelia joined woman&home after graduating with an MA in Magazine Journalism from City University in 2022. She specialises in lifestyle journalism and throughout her undergraduate degree she wrote for a variety of student publications, where she developed a love for all things style, beauty and sustainable fashion. She has previously written for titles including OK! Magazine, New! Magazine and Notion before she started her career as a lifestyle journalist with woman&home after completing an internship with the brand.