I’m a huge fan of scarves for women. To me, the scarf is the ultimate accessory. You can throw one on and instantly any outfit is elevated. Plus a scarf can pull all the colors together in your outfit.

A scarf can also be a way of bringing a new trend to your existing closet. For example, if a particular color is bang on trend, you can incorporate that with a scarf. Or you can add a new pattern.

Plus, with the mercury falling, it’s the perfect excuse to invest in a new scarf, either for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.

That’s why it’s the perfect time to bring you this round-up of the best winter scarves in stores now.

Reversible scarf

I love a garment which is multi-faceted and Trouvé have some great reversible blanket scarves at the moment. My favorite is this one in green, but there’s also a black-and-red check and a black-and-white check, all with the very on-trend houndstooth pattern on the back.

It’s a very versatile piece, and if you’re looking for more inspiration about how to choose and wear a scarf, you’ll find it here.

Green scarf for women | 40plusstyle.com

Beautiful botanicals

As well as all things checked and plaid, dark florals were another major trend on the fall 2018 runways. You could use a scarf to bring this element to your existing looks. I love the autumnal colors in this one from Treasure and Bond.

floral scarf for women | 40plusstyle.com

Color block scarf

If you prefer more of a minimalist feel, then you could add your colors through color blocking rather than florals. This color block scarf is from Marks and Spencer.

Chic color block scarf | 40plusstyle.com

A designer option

Net a Porter is obviously not the most purse-friendly option given that it’s a go-to for designer pieces. But, even if your budget doesn’t stretch to the latest designer coat or dress, a scarf can be a way of incorporating a designer piece into your closet.

This knitted scarf from Holzweiler is inspired by the Northern Lights in Norway and would look beautiful with other neutrals.

Knitted scarf with pastel tones | 40plusstyle.com

Soft pastels

If you’re looking to make an investment in a scarf then this Tory Burch piece could be a good option. The soft pink could create a nice glow and make your complexion look great. I love the combination of pink with the gray if you already have a gray coat in your closet. There’s also a brighter pink color pathway in the same style.

There are more ideas here on how to wear gray.

Pastel pink scarf with a gray outfit | 40plusstyle.com

Leopard print scarf

If you don’t already have a leopard print scarf in your closet then it’s a great addition to add interest to existing pieces in your closet. Plus, the great thing about leopard print is it’s a style staple, so you can guarantee it will still be on trend year after year.

Animal print scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Houndstooth scarf

Houndstooth was a huge trend on the runways for fall 2018, particularly for coats. If you haven’t got a plaid coat in your closet, or you don’t want to invest in a new coat this year, then a houndstooth scarf is a great way of bringing the look into your outfit through your accessories.

Timeless print houndstooth scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Abstract scarf

I love the abstract patterns on this scarf. It would go beautifully with other black, navy and gray pieces in your closet.

Abstract print scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Textured gray scarf

If you already have a patterned coat, then you may be looking for a plain one-color scarf, unless of course, you are pattern mixing. But, you can still add interest by choosing a scarf with some texture.

I love the minimalist feel of this gray wrap from Trouvé. It also comes in navy and a lilac if you are looking for a scarf to go against your gray coat, and you don’t want more gray.

Gray textured scarf | 40plusstyle.com

Mustard cashmere scarf

I love the color mustard for winter as I think it looks so beautiful against lots of the other shades we wear during the colder months, such as burgundy, navy and gray.

This scarf is by Halogen and is cashmere so will be really soft against your neck. It also comes in 13 other colors if yellow isn’t for you. If you do love it though, there are lots more ideas here on how to wear yellow.

Yellow scarf for a bright winter look | 40plusstyle.com


Which of these are your favorite scarves for women? How do you wear yours?

Author bio: Liz Hands is a fashion journalist and stylist who has styled fashion shoots for newspapers, magazines and high-end clients including 5* hotels and BMW. She’s now happiest either blogging about style, or donning her favorite Barbour jacket and Brogini boots.




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