For the accessory obsessive, there is no better season than autumn. Leather gloves, mohair beanies, cashmere socks – the list is endless. But when it comes to the height of cosiness, often no piece can compare to a luxury scarf.
On this occasion, bypassing the trends is highly advisable – if you're looking to invest in a designer scarf this season, classic styles are superior in versatility.
Swerving the colour du jour in favour of a neutral shade, or at least a hue that you know you won't have tired of by the time next season swings around, is the best approach.
For those who are all about the capsule wardrobe, we recommend smokey charcoals as well as velvety burgundies – both of which will pair effortlessly with plenty of coat styles – from a black wool peacoat to an ashy leather-look trench.
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How we chose the pieces:
- Style: It goes without saying, but we're not lusting after just any old scarf. When combing through the internet's top designer fashion sites for the best pieces, we ensured that each of our picks are chic and wearable. For maximum wearability? Opt for a neutral hue or timeless pattern for guaranteed classic appeal.
- Brand: When it comes to investment dressing, it's certainly true that splurging on a stylish coat or a classic bag constitutes money well spent. However, often designer scarves are head and shoulders above their high street counterparts in terms of quality. All our picks are by designer labels, ranging from Loewe to Hermès.
- Fibre: When it comes to choosing which fibre to plump for, in comparison to sheep's wool, mohair - derived from angora goats - is softer and renowned for its high lustre. Cashmere is excellent for adding warmth without bulk, and if durability is a major priority, alpaca wool generally tends to resist that infuriating pilling that plagues most knitwear. We've tried to feature a wide range of fibres, but all our selections are united in the fact they are top quality.
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