The clocks went back at the weekend which means winter is well and truly on its way. There has been a bit of a chill in the air for the past week or too, which if I’m honest has me a little excited about being able to get all wrapped up. Cosy scarves are my favourite accessory for this time of year – it’s not quite cold enough for a winter coat but you still need something to take the chill off. There are so many ways to wear a scarf which makes them really versatile pieces in your wardrobe. A big scarf really comes into its own, you can bundle up in one first thing when it’s cold outside, but easily remove it as the day goes on. I find them so useful around the office as I can wrap one around me like a blanket if it gets a little chilly (which is way too often in my office). I have decided not to include accessories as part of my capsule wardrobe which means I’m able to wear any of my scarves whenever I want rather than having to restrict it to just 1 or 2. I thought I’d show you some of the scarves I plan to wear over the next couple of months.
First up I have this huge blanket scarf from Zara (I picked this one up last year). What I love about this is it is a massive square meaning you have loads of ways to wear the scarf. It’s also a lighter weight material meaning you don’t overheat wearing it (useful for this time of the year) but at the same time, it still keeps you warm. It’s big enough to use as a blanket – very useful when travelling.
Next, I have this cashmere scarf from Brora. I attended a bloggers event at their Edinburgh store a few weeks ago (Brora Bloggers Event). As a thank, you for coming to the event Brora very generously gave everyone a voucher to spend in store. I picked this beautiful grey and navy scarf. This is a traditional sized scarf which will come in useful on those days where you need to wear a coat as well as a scarf (and for early morning dog walks). This is the only cashmere scarf I own and it’s nice to have something so luxurious to wear. I really like the fact that all of Brora’s cashmere is made right here in Scotland.
Next, I have this oversized scarf from Zara (this is a few years old). As I said I’ve had this a couple of years now and still bring it out every year. I love how big and cosy it is. Definitely one for those days where you just want to bundle up and keep warm. If you’re looking for a big oversized scarf I recommend checking out Zara has they always have a great selection.
Finally, I have this camel scarf from Topshop. I picked this up a couple of weeks ago before I started my capsule wardrobe so should still be easy to find. This is a little bigger than the Brora scarf but I wouldn’t say its oversized like the 2 Zara scarves – it sits nicely in the middle. It is soo soft and cosy and the colour goes with everything. I haven’t had much chance to wear this yet as the weather has been a little mild, but I can see myself reaching for this loads as the temperature drops.