Do you like to wear your heart on your sleeve, or at least your logo on your scarf? Then this is for you. Adding a designer scarf is a great way to add a touch of luxury while updating your existing outfits or winter coats. This article brings you all the best designer scarves for women we’ve found this season.

Are designer scarves worth it?

Because designer scarves are truly timeless and transcend trends, they’re a great investment. You can wear a designer scarf year after year. And, of course, buying a designer scarf is a more cost-effective way to wear your favorite designer without investing in top-to-toe, high-end brands.

Which brand is famous for scarves?

Hermés and Dior are famous for their iconic silk scarves, while more recently, Burberry checks and Alexander McQueen’s skull print have become instantly recognizable.

Do you want a neck scarf or an oversized option?

When thinking about your designer scarf of choice, consider whether you want to wear your scarf indoors or out, and whether you are looking for style alone or you want to combine that with warmth.

What material to choose?

This will come down to the look and feel you want. Choose wool and cashmere for cool weather or silk, satin, and linen blends for indoor wear or warm months.

The best designer scarves for women to get wrapped up in style | 40plusstyle.com

Abi @stealmystyle40 above opts for a classic black scarf with her monochrome outfit.

Recreate her outfit with this similar scarf (another option here), dress, moto jacket, boots and bag.

Do you want an iconic print or something different?

If you want your scarf to be instantly recognizable as a designer scarf, then look out for one of the best-known prints. But, if you wish to quiet luxury, you can choose something more unexpected. Either way, you’ll find a favorite in this article.

Are you buying a designer scarf for yourself or as a gift?

We think scarves make fabulous gifts for women. You’ll need to consider what colors and outfits your recipient loves to wear.

The best designer scarves for women

Let’s look at the most stylish and best designer scarves for women we’ve spotted in stores now.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen’s skull print scarves are famous, but we also love the designer’s solarized scarves, inspired by photography’s light exposure techniques. The result is beautiful, graphically printed scarves that will add a modern touch to any outfit.

Best designer scarves for women: Alexander McQueen Solarized Silk-Cotton Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Alexander McQueen Solarized Silk-Cotton Scarf

Burberry

One of the most iconic prints you can choose is the Burberry check pattern. This looks fantastic worn against your block color winter coats or with your trench coat.

Burberry Giant Check Print Wool & Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Burberry Giant Check Print Wool & Silk Scarf

We also love the Burberry oversized rose print scarf (below), which will bring a beautiful bloom into the cold winter months. Wear on either the red or burgundy side to change up your outfits.

Burberry Rose Jacquard Wool-Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Burberry Rose Jacquard Wool-Silk Scarf

Prada

Like a work of art, the Prada scarf (below) features a romantic floral print. A great way to update your weekend or workwear.

Prada Crepe De Chine Jacquard Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Prada Crepe De Chine Jacquard Scarf

Dries van Noten

We love Dries van Noten for its modernist aesthetic. The two-tone scarf (below) is hip, minimalist and comes in a lovely silk shade.

Best designer scarves for women: Dries van Noten Raving Rose Silk Foulard Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Dries van Noten Raving Rose Silk Foulard Scarf

Ferragamo

We love the print on the Ferragamo silk scarf (below), which is a fabulous way to transport yourself on vacation without going anywhere at all.

Ferragamo Palazzo Feroni Print Silk Square Foulard | 40plusstyle.com

Ferragamo Palazzo Feroni Print Silk Square Foulard

For dramatic flair, you can’t beat the picture scarf (below), which gives a fresh take on leopard print.

Best designer scarves for women: Ferragamo Leopard-Print Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Ferragamo Leopard-Print Silk Scarf

Missoni

Missoni’s geometric pattern is instantly recognizable and is fantastic for adding a touch of bohemian flair to your outfits.

Best designer scarves for women: Missoni Chevron Stripe Wool Blend Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Missoni Chevron Stripe Wool Blend Scarf

Moschino

If you love a glamorous look, the Moschino is a great go-to. The silk scarf (below) would look great with your jeans and blazer outfits.

Best designer scarves for women: Moschino Leopard Chain Print Square Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Moschino Leopard Chain Print Square Silk Scarf

Dolce&Gabbana

Instead of a statement necklace, wear the cherry print skinny scarf around your neck. You can also wear it instead of a bracelet or tie around the handle of your handbag to create different looks.

Dolce&Gabbana Cherry Print Silk Skinny Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Dolce&Gabbana Cherry Print Silk Skinny Scarf

The Dolce&Gabbana print scarf (below) would also add a fantastic pop of color to your winter outfits.

Dolce&Gabbana Maiolica Print Cashmere-Modal Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Dolce&Gabbana Maiolica Print Cashmere-Modal Scarf

Mulberry

If you like a subtle, luxurious designer look, then Mulberry is a fantastic choice. It is made from a wonderfully soft cashmere and has the discrete Mulberry logo in the corner. We love the cobalt blue shade of the Mulberry scarf (below).

Mulberry Embroidered Logo Fringe Trim Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Mulberry Embroidered Logo Fringe Trim Cashmere Scarf

Saint Laurent

The Saint Laurent logo is interwoven into the silk and wool scarf (below) like a pattern. It comes in a choice of three lovely autumnal shades.

Best designer scarves for women: Saint Laurent Grand Allover Logo Silk & Wool Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Saint Laurent Grand Allover Logo Silk & Wool Scarf

Polo ralph lauren

For a preppy look, Ralph Lauren is a fantastic brand to choose. The wool blend scarf (below) will keep you cozy on cold winter days and would look beautiful worn with a cream or white coat and tan boots.

Polo Ralph Lauren Patchwork Plaid Recycled Wool Blend Fringe Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Polo Ralph Lauren Patchwork Plaid Recycled Wool Blend Fringe Scarf

Faliero Sarti

Faliero Sarti’s scarves have interesting prints that are sure to prove to be talking points. If you love New York, then the Manhattan print is for you.

Faliero Sarti Manhattan Printed Wool Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Faliero Sarti Manhattan Printed Wool Scarf

We also love the ombre scarf (below), which has the feel of a modern artwork.

Faliero Sarti Dania Wool-Blend Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Faliero Sarti Dania Wool-Blend Scarf

longchamp

We love Longchamp’s bags for travelling, and the medallion print scarf (below) would add a polished look to your travel or weekend wear too.

Longchamp Logo Medallion Cotton Blend Fringe Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Longchamp Logo Medallion Cotton Blend Fringe Scarf

etro

Etro is known for lovely prints, the the silk scarf (below) is no exception. Perfect to add interest to an otherwise neutral outfit.

Etro Floral Print Square Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Etro Floral Print Square Scarf

We love the colors in the red and blue scarf (below) too, which is a lovely blend of modal, cotton and silk.

Etro Floral Modal-Blend Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Etro Floral Modal-Blend Scarf

Givenchy

The silk scarf (below) features the designer’s signature motif, and will look fabulous as part of a monochrome outfit.

Best designer scarves for women: Givenchy 4G Monogram Silk Square Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Givenchy 4G Monogram Silk Square Scarf

versace

Versace is the epitome of glamour, and there’s no mistaking who designed the silk scarf (below). Wear with your neutral tops and let your scarf be the star of your outfit.

Versace Barocco Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Versace Barocco Silk Scarf

Loewe

Loewe’s logo print scarf (below) is an alpaca blend so it’s very soft. It features a tassel trim and will be perfect to add to your winter wardrobe.

Best designer scarves for women: Loewe Anagram Alpaca-Blend Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Loewe Anagram Alpaca-Blend Scarf

Kate Spade New York

You can also look at mid-range brands as well as top-tier designer houses to give you a designer look. Kate Spade is a great choice if you like a romantic look.

Kate Spade New York Rose Garden Oblong Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Kate Spade New York Rose Garden Oblong Scarf

coach

The COACH scarf (below) is great to add a pop of color to your outfits. You could wear for work, or with your jeans and a white shirt.

COACH Signature Logo Square Silk Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

COACH Signature Logo Square Silk Scarf

tory burch

The Tory Burch scarf (below) has a gentle sheen which gives it a luxurious finish. It comes in a choice of soft colors and is big enough to wear over your shoulders as a shawl too.

Tory Burch Diamond Dot Jacquard Wool & Silk Traveler Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Tory Burch Diamond Dot Jacquard Wool & Silk Traveler Scarf

Acne Studios

Houndstooth is a print that doesn’t date, so you can wear the Acne Studios scarf year after year.

Acne Studios Vadik Houndstooth Knit Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Acne Studios Vadik Houndstooth Knit Scarf

Isabel Marant

The Isabel Marant scarf (below) features a stylish graphic print and comes in a soft wool and cashmere.

Isabel Marant Alette Wool-Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Isabel Marant Alette Wool-Cashmere Scarf

Toteme

Toteme’s scarf gives a large but subtle take on the designer trend because you have to have the scarf open to see the full name, but it still has a lovely pattern while wrapped.

Toteme Ps24 Monogram Wool Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Toteme Ps24 Monogram Wool Cashmere Scarf

Dolce&Gabbana

Best designer scarves for women: Dolce&Gabbana Maiolica Print Cashmere-Modal Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Dolce&Gabbana Maiolica Print Cashmere-Modal Scarf

Pleats Please Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake is known for geometric shape bags, and is also taking a textural approach to scarves like the semi-sheer scarf (below). Wear wrapped around your neck, or drape over your shoulders and wear with your eveningwear.

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Semi-Sheer Shibori Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Pleats Please Issey Miyake Semi-Sheer Shibori Scarf

Valentino Garavani

Take a walk on the wild side with Valentino Garavani’s panther print scarf. Brighten up your winter neutrals, or wear with other bright shades.

Best designer scarves for women: Valentino Garavani Panther Cashmere-Wool Stole | 40plusstyle.com

Valentino Garavani Panther Cashmere-Wool Stole

Rani Arabella

Whether you’re an equestrian or not, the polo print scarf (below) will add flair to any outfit.

Best designer scarves for women: Rani Arabella Cashmere and Silk Polo Printed Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Rani Arabella Cashmere and Silk Polo Printed Scarf

Jane Carr

Crafted in cashmere and with a subtle tonal design, the Jane Carr scarf will add a softness to winter looks.

Jane Carr Heroes The Wave Carre Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Jane Carr Heroes The Wave Carre Cashmere Scarf

Barja

The colors in the Barja camo print scarf (below) look fabulous together and you can alter how the print looks depending on how you wear your scarf.

Barja Purple Camo Print Cashmere Scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Barja Purple Camo Print Cashmere Scarf

Do you have a favorite among these designer scarves for women? Or do you already own one? What designer brand would you move love to add to your closet?

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