Scarves are emerging. And they’ll continue to emerge as autumn becomes winter. They’ll come in droves. In cashmeres, silks and cottons. And it’s a confusing time because, like, what do you wear at what temperature? When does a scarf turn from practical to feeling like you’re being choked by a Brillo pad?
Because we’re concerned about these things, we’ve got your arsenal right here, ranked by degrees Fahrenheit.
Monsoon Home, $166
There is a scarf that doesn’t look absurd with a long-sleeve shirt and jeans on that one anomalous day in November. And this super soft silk number is it.
Thom Browne, $85
You could get away with not wearing a scarf at this temperature, but all it takes is a persistent breeze to regret foregoing it. And this one’s a lightweight cotton, so it’ll look good with a thick cardigan without making you sweat.
Polo Ralph Lauren, $60
Okay, imagine: it's that unusual time between Halloween and Thanksgiving when it's cold, but not too cold. You're wearing a chunk lambswool cable-knit sweater, your favorite pair of jeans and this.
Ha. And you thought we'd leave out your timeless plaid option.
Canada Goose, $125
Yeah, we know. A wool snood. But hear us out. You don’t have to call it a snood. Plus, when it’s this cold, you want something extra warm and that never needs readjusting. Thus, the snoo—er, circular scarf.
Sometimes, when it's this cold, you have to drop the pretenses of the scarf and go for the straight-up neck warmer.