The Season’s Best Scarves

The weather sure feels a little warm on the East Coast, but don’t fret – those bone-chilling temperatures are just around the corner. One small upside is the excuse to wear cozy winter accessories – including that classic accoutrement, the scarf. There is no more elegant way to beat the cold than with a plush piece of fabric wrapped casually around your neck, offering a hint of European sophistication. Herewith, a handful of our favourite scarves for the season.

To add a splash of life to a dark hued coat, try Banana Republic’s wool colour block scarf (US $49) in red and orange.

The British countryside meets the Canadian outdoors with Roots’ black-and-white houndstooth number ($34), in convincing synthetic Cashmink.

Channel Paul Smith and combat winter’s dreariest days with Urban Outfitters’ vertical striped scarf (US $28).

Lacoste’s simple, stylish and soft black polar fleece scarf (US $65) will keep you looking sharp from the ski slopes to the ski lodge.

Our pick for the best scarf under 10 bucks: this crisp charcoal grey number (US $7.50) in performance fleece, from Old Navy.

French Connection’s Euro-style tassled scarf ($38) looks mighty fine all crumpled up – and it will take you into spring in style.

Hipsters know that American Apparel’s striped scarves ($28) look great indoors and out. We like it in blue and beige… uh, excuse us, blueberry and root.

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