We Found 35 of the Best Scarves on the Internet—and a Ton of Them Are on Mega-Sale

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Scarves are the perfect winter staple, because they perfectly combine style and function. But we're going to let you in on a little secret: The best time to buy them is actually right now, when the season is winding down. That's because these handy accessories will be on mega-sale, with unbelievable discounts of up to 75 percent. Not only will you keep yourself nice and cozy for however long the current cold weather holds out, you'll have a gorgeous piece for next year at a fraction of the cost you'd normally pay. So why not wrap yourself in one of the 35 best scarves for women? (The bottom half of your face will be eternally grateful.)

The Best Scarves for Women at a Glance

Puffer Scarves Are the Baby Duvets You Need Around Your Neck This Winter

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1. Topshop Brushed Scarf

Best Striped Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Oversized fit, bright, cheery colors and machine-washable

This oversized blanket scarf is the perfect blend of classic design with a fresh, modern flair. Not will it warm you up in a jiff, it will brighten your day with its loud, multicolored stripes. To make things even better, its polyester fabric is also machine washable for your convenience, so you'll definitely want to grab one—before they're gone.

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White + Warren

2. White + Warren Travel Cashmere Wrap

Best Travel Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Doubles as a blanket, 100 percent cashmere

You can never go wrong with a classic cashmere wrap—especially this White + Warren one that will double as a cover when you get chilly on the plane. A best seller for the brand for more than 20 years, it's on the pricier side, but it's 100 percent cashmere material make it a quality buy that can be used for years to come. While there are plenty of colors to choose from, we're partial to something slightly darker than the white or über-pale options, since it won't show as much dirt in cars, trains and airplanes.

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3. Splendid Eloise Scarf

Best Rainbow Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Sweet color palette and nice blend of materials

Made largely of wool with acrylic, nylon and polyester besides, this colorful piece checks all the boxes. With so many different fibers to draw from, it's bound to have some water- and fade-resistant properties, be nice and warm and still lightweight.

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4. Everlane The Cozy Stretch Pocket Scarf

Best Pocket Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Functional pocket, cozy ribbed design and responsible wool standard-certified

If you thought pockets on dresses was revolutionary, we can only imagine how much you’ll flip for the extra-large pocket found on this Everlane design. Now that you've got so much storage space, it will be totally possible to go without carrying a handbag. Better yet, its wool, which makes up more than half of the scarf's materials, is responsible wool standard-certified, which means its farmers use ethical and sustainable wool sourcing practices.

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Gentle Herd

5. Gentle Herd Colorblocked Scarf

Best Colorblocked Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Eye-catching, longer length, quality construction

Here’s one for all of the fashionistas out there. With a gorgeous colorblock pattern and a super soft, 100 percent cashmere fabric, this beauty is about as high quality as they come. It's also on the longer side, so it can cover more warming ground.

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Neiman Marcus

6. Burberry Giant Icon Scarf

Best Designer Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Iconic print, storied workmanship

Burberry has been perfecting its iconic check print since it first lined the brand's coats way back in the 1920s. While it has come a long way since then, branching off with variations on the colorways, the pattern is still largely instantly recognizable—particularly when seen on one of Burberry's gorgeous cashmere scarves, like this one. After all, this isn't just any cashmere scarves. These masterpieces were crafted in a 200 year-old mill in the Scottish countryside with a reported 30 different steps involved in the process. Swoon!

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7. Apparis Bambi Scarf

Best Vegan Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Glamorous look, animal-friendly

Sometimes, you just need a little faux fur in your life. This one has old Hollywood vibes, albeit with a modern pink (and vegan!) twist. It features a pull-through closure, so it’ll stay perfectly in place, and it's not likely to fade, thanks to its 100 percent polyester construction. We could see this paired with an olive green jacket during the day and with a fab leather coat come evening.

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Marine Layer

8. Marine Layer Ml X Lf Stripe Scarf

Best Bright Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Super colorful, easy to clean

The best remedy for the winter blues? A whole lotta color, of course! This Marine Layer number is sure to do the trick with its brilliantly hued yellow, orange and red stripes. It's made with partially recycled polyester, too, which means it will be a breeze to wash—just pop it in the machine.

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9. Heurueh Long And Skinny Scarf

Best Faux Fur Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Supremely elegant, cruelty-free

If you don't like being weighed down with traditionally big and chunky neck wraps, this just may be your winning style. It's made of faux fur, so it'll still keep you plenty cozy, but the super long, thin cut ensures it won't be too heavy or cumbersome to wear. Beyond that, it lends a touch of elegance to your look, just like the real deal, without any of the animal cruelty concerns that go along with owning an authentic fur piece.

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10. Coach Horse And Carriage Scarf

Best Jacquard Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Silky-smooth feel and classic motif

Woven on a jacquard loom, this cheery accessory, which is large enough to be used as a shawl in a pinch, features the company's famed horse-and-carriage design with soft, subtle fringe at the ends. It's made of more than 50 percent silk, lending it a luxuriousness that's sure to feel glorious against your skin, too.

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11. Waypoint Goods Infinity Scarf

Best Infinity Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Charitable , hidden pocket, designed by a student in Pakistan

This boldly patterned infinity scarf has a hidden secret: its hidden zipper pocket! Leave your purse at home and throw your wallet, phone and keys inside it when you're on-the-go. While it comes in more than a dozen cute colors and patterns to match every mood, we're partial to this bright option, which was designed by a female student in Pakistan. Better yet, 100 percent of the proceeds from this scarf go to Marshall Direct Fund, a Denver nonprofit that supports education for Pakistani girls.

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12. Cuyana Two-tone Alpaca Scarf

Best Reversible Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Hypoallergenic, odor-resistant, female-owned business

Whether you're in the mood to wear something light or dark, you'll be covered with this reversible piece, which offers the best of both worlds. According to the company (which, by the by, is female-owned), the alpaca material it's made with is even stronger than wool, hypoallergenic and odor-resistant to boot. Did we mention that Meghan Markle is also a huge fan of the brand?

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Rifle Paper Co.

13. Rifle Paper Co. Silk Botanical Scarf

Best Silk Scarf

  • Why We Love It: 100 percent silk, springy patterns

Like cashmere, silk has the promise of quality attached to it, and this one is made from 100 percent silk. It has hand-rolled edges that allow it to lay better, and you can choose from seven different springy patterns, all of which have been digitally printed. The square shape also means you'll be able to use it as a purse accessory by tying it to the handle just so.

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J. Crew

14. J.crew Oversized Cashmere Scarf

Most Versatile Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Can be worn in multiple ways, options for monogramming

This oversized cashmere wrap is truly versatile. It is made to be worn like a scarf, but can also be expanded to wrap around your shoulders. You can also add in a monogram ($10) to give it that extra personal touch, be it for yourself or someone else. Currently, it's available in nine colors ranging from neutral to bold, and its cashmere makeup is sure to last you a good long while. (Psst: Use coupon code VACAY to get 30 percent off your purchase.)

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15. Madewell Bandana Scarf

Best Chunky Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Edgy animal print, versatile shape

This larger version of the brand's best-selling bandanas is the perfect transitional piece, allowing you to seamlessly go from winter to spring with ease. With its square shape, it can be worn in a multitude of ways, and its fun animal print can give an otherwise basic ensemble that little somethin' somethin' it needs to pop. Use code SPREETIME at checkout for an extra discount.

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16. Funky Junque Boucle Scarf

Best Boucle Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Tons of colors, classic design

This scarf, on the other hand, is a classic in every way. It's soft (thank you, 100 percent polyester), of medium length and width and has just the right heft. Basically? It's the hero piece you'll be reaching for the remainder of the season—and into next year. With so many colors and patterns available (there's more than 20, FYI), you've also got your pick of the litter as far as aesthetics are concerned. (We see those tie-dye varieties!)

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17. Ted & Jack Ombré Scarf 

Best Lightweight Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Weightless feel, unique colors

There are heavy scarves, and then there are the light and airy kind you'll be reaching for come spring. This ombré piece definitely falls into the latter category with a silk and viscose blend that shoppers say looks incredibly pretty in person: Just be sure to take care with it, as its delicate nature means it can snag easily!

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18. Michael Kors Houndstooth Logo Scarf

Best Wool Scarf

  • Why We Love It: 100 percent wool, looks classy

For a tried-and-true wool option, look no further than this chic Michael Kors number. It's made of pure wool, so you'll get the fabric's full moisture-wicking abilities and breathability. The logo is chic; yet subtle, and all-in-all, it’s a classic scarf that will never go out of style.

19. Aqua Plaid Fringe Scarf

Best Bright Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Cheery hues, super warm

Leave your classic plaid scarves in storage next year. Instead, try a more cheerful pink, cobalt blue or orange stripe, like this exclusive Bloomingdale's style affords. It’s bound to brighten even the most overcast day, and customers say it's ultra-warm, even with the 7-inch-long peekaboo fringe.

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Banana Republic

20. Banana Republic Sherpa Pull-through Scarf

Best Sherpa Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Vegan-friendly, trendy material

If pink fur is a little *too* extra for you, this sherpa pull-through scarf is its tamer cousin. We love the retro, pull-through style, but what makes this one extra special is the super on-trend sherpa material. It comes in white, black and caramel and is made of a vegan-friendly polyester. And, as with all Banana Republic accessories, you can also be sure it's top-quality.

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21. Barefoot Dreams Wild Scarf

Best Soft Scarf

Why We Love It: Cozy beyond belief, comes with a beanie

Barefoot Dreams’ classic fabric is buttery-soft and oh-so-warm (just ask all the celebs that love its blankets). While you may not be able to take the In the Wild throw on-the-go to venture out into the chilly temps, you can throw on Barefoot Dreams's Wild scarf. It's got a cute little pom-pom beanie to go with it, and, since it's nice and stretchy, you can pick one up for your favorite teenager or yourself.

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Free People

22. Free People Carry On Scarf

Best Neutral Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Goes with anything, comes with a matching bag

Neutrals, but make it fashion. This black-and-white checkered scarf gives traditional neutrals a little bit of whimsy. A true blanket scarf, it's also built for comfort. Wrote one happy shopper: "I can’t tell you how comfy this scarf is. Especially if you’re in a cold winter location like Chicago." Best of all, it comes with a matching bag you'll definitely want to show a set.

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23. Charter Club Cashmere Scarf

Best Cashmere Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Can be used as a travel wrap, incredible value

Many a fashionista has at least one 100 percent cashmere scarf in her wardrobe, and this one is a PureWow reader favorite—especially at its current 75 percent markdown. We love that it's is a little bit bigger than other cashmere scarves, which means it can be wrapped around you more than once or thrown over your shoulders as a travel wrap. Macy's buyers also say it won't easily show dirt, despite its lighter hue.

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24. Free People Dreamland Scarf

Best Cowl Neck Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Can be layered, no itchy material

Cowl neck scarves are an ideal choice for those frigid days when the thought of your scarf flying off your neck is just unbearable. You can choose exactly how many times you want to wrap it around to keep you extra toasty. We also love that while this scarf looks like wool, it’s 100 percent acrylic, which is soft—not itchy. It comes in three neutral colors to match multiple coats, too.

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Wildfox Couture

25. Wildfox Couture At Brunch Scarf

Best Blanket Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Trendy fringe, longer length

This simple piece has a cable-knit composition with a trendy fringe hem that help to keep it current. At 70 inches, it's on the longer side, so you won't be tugging it down when the wind blows, and the pinky salmon hue will serve as a neutral against your black and brown coat or white tee. There's also a touch of alpaca in its composition for a bit of added softness.

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26. Pistil Nectar Scarf

Best Multifunctional Scarf

Why We Love It: Wool and cashmere blend offers the best of both worlds, not heavy

A beautiful, lightweight scarf that also functions as a travel accessory? Sign us up! This one's made of 90 percent wool and a 10 percent cashmere blend, making it durable with a touch of silky softness. It comes in five colors and features a rolled edge for a high-end touch. It could even be worn as a wrap over a dress for a wedding guest. All in all? It’s super versatile and not overly delicate, so it will hold up well over time.

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27. Riona Wool Scarf

Best Warm Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Pure merino wool, two chic patterns

Like cashmere, merino wool is both thinner and softer than your average, run-of-the-mill wool. Derived from the hair of Australian and New Zealand sheep, it's a bit sturdier than cashmere, however, and pills less to boot, all the while feeling less itchy than regular wool. Kind of sounds like a win-win, doesn't it? Lucky for you, this scarf/neckwrap/shawl, which is made of up 100 percent merino wool, is up for grabs for a great less than $50 price.

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28. Kate Spade Map Scarf

Best Oblong Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Fun pattern, roomy design

This scarf takes the word “oversize” to the next level. It's super roomy and thanks to its lightweight viscose material, you won't mind wrapping it around your neck several times for layering. You can also keep it slung over your chair at work for chilly mornings in the office. Beyond that, it features a super cool map of the United States, and travel lovers will appreciate the fun saying at the bottom, which reads, "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."

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29. Gap Waffle-knit Scarf

Best Waffle-Knit Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Practical, bold color

The waffle-knit scarf will be just the thing for adding a quick pop of color to your ensemble. It also checks all the boxes one looks for in a great basic, between its soft, thick makeup, medium length and clean, minimalist aesthetic. Raved one enthusiastic buyer, "This scarf is beautiful! It is perfect for dressing up with a dress coat or wearing with jeans and a jacket."

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Urban Outfitters

30. Urban Outfitters Skinny Scarf

Best Skinny Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Doubles as a hair wrap, hint of glimmer

There's a time for big, chunky-knit scarves and a time for slim, skinny scarves. And when the latter arrives, you'll definitely want to have this metallic number from Urban Outfitters on hand. Its metallic sheen is a treat for the eyes, say shoppers, and you can use it in a myriad of ways—we're already envisioning how great it would look in our hair.

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31. C.c. Wrap Scarf

Best Chenille Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Fuzzy surface, extra long

At 90 inches, this is one of the longest scarves on the list, making it perfectly oversized for the coldest of winter days. With a fuzzy, caterpillar-like surface, this chenille scarf also feels like a dream. Best of all? It would look just as good paired over a bright winter jacket as it would with a classic, neutral wool coat—particularly since it comes in multiple colorways.

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Brooks Brothers

32. Brooks Brothers Year Of The Tiger Scarf

Best Printed Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Makes a statement, fine quality from Italy

Made in Italy, this viscose and metal fiber piece is plush—real plush. It's also a serious style statement-maker thanks to its bold tiger print and the subtle sheen it gives off that reflects in the light. While it was crafted especially for the Year of the Tiger, it's still neutral enough that it can be worn long after 2022 has ended.

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33. Puffer Scarf

Best Puffer Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Allows for layering, padded loop opening for easy on/off

For those days when a wool peacoat and cashmere wrap just won’t cut it, make like an Oreo and double the stuffing with a puffer scarf on top of your puffer jacket. This one has a padded loop opening that will allow you to easily take it on and off, plus, it doesn't require dry cleaning—thank the scarf gods on high!

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34. Anthropologie Sigfried Scarf

Best Knit Scarf

  • Why We Love It: Stunning print, cozy knit construction

There's nothing cozier than a good knit scarf, and this one has a fun print that will stand out against your outerwear. It's also sure to be nice and warm with its wool, acrylic and nylon blend that won't lose its coloring anytime soon, either.

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35. Naadam Cashmere Letter Scarf

Best Long Scarf

Why We Love It: Breathable, doesn't wrinkle easily

Just in case the people in the back didn’t quite catch the not-so-subtle lettering of this bold pick, all 7 feet of it is made from 100 percent Mongolian cashmere (that's the cream of the crop as far as cashmere is concerned, FYI, with the longest, most resilient fibers of the bunch), making it worth every penny. That 76 percent markdown from $200 to less than $50 certainly doesn't hurt, either!

What Makes a Good Scarf

  • Functionality: Sure, keeping you nice toasty is typically this accessory's main purpose, but there are other features that can also be useful (think pockets or a wraparound construction). Silk scarves, meanwhile, can double as handbag adornments—so chic!

  • Size: Whether you want an adorable oversized scarf that will cover more surface area or a sleek, skinny one that will serve as more of a complement to your OOTD, it's important to take the fit you're seeking into account when picking out your scarf size.
  • Style: Style is another huge factor to consider. For a classy retro look, you may opt for a square or rectangle design that'll make you look like a luxurious Hollywood bombshell. A scarf with a thick, chunky knit, on the other hand, can give things a palpably cozy twist.
  • Fabric: Let's be real: Having the cutest scarf in the world won’t mean a thing if it falls apart after a few uses. That’s why it's also ideal to go with a durable material, such as wool, which will maintain its shape season after season.

The Best Scarf Materials

The right scarf material for you largely comes down to personal preference. While some people love the warmth wool gives, others find it to be a bit too itchy. Cashmere, on the other hand, is a classic, high-end scarf material, but while some people will love the soft, delicate fabric, others prefer synthetic, more animal-friendly options. Read more about your options below.

  • Wool: Wool is not only warm and durable, it is moisture-wicking and breathable as well, making it an ideal material for any scarf.
  • Polyester: This material is great for snowy days, since it's water-resistant. And, if you're a bright scarf lover, you'll be pleased to know that it reliably maintains color. Another bonus? It doesn't wrinkle easily.

  • Cashmere: Considered to be the height of luxury, cashmere is a lightweight material made from goats that reportedly becomes softer as time goes on. It also requires the wool from roughly four goats to make a single sweater, which is why it's typically on the pricier side.

  • Blended: Let's face it—not all of us need 100 percent cashmere, 100 percent of the time (especially given its price tag). That's why its common to blend cashmere with other types of wool, such as merino. This way, you get the thermal capabilities and softness of cashmere without having to shell out an arm and a leg.

  • Nylon: A synthetic material, nylon is known for its elasticity and ability to maintain bold, vibrant colors as it is resistant to the sunlight. It is also highly budget-friendly, yet long-lasting, since it's not easy to rip.

  • Acrylic: Like polyester, acrylic is synthetic, affordable and water-resistant. It holds its shape if you're someone who tugs at them a lot, and can be a good choice for those with sensitivities to wool.

How to Store Scarves

PSA: Scarves will hold up longer if they are stored properly. There are many hanging options that will take up relatively little space in your closet, or, if you prefer to keep them at the ready by the door, consider a few pretty hooks by the front door or a bin or a basket that won’t snag the fabric. (Just be sure to fold 'em to prevent kinks if you opt for the latter.)

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