a luxuriously oversized scarf in a neutral color ranks near the top of my foundation pieces. it's a simple garment – just a large rectangle of fabric, technically – yet there are a number of small details that really distinguishes a fantastic scarf from a mediocre one.
the lambswool should be soft and substantial, but not itchy. the scarf should be windproof, cozy enough for running around the city, and wide enough to double as a shawl for cold offices and chilly inflight naps. there should be a sculptural quality in how it drapes: enough balance in loft and weight to hold its own structure.
i love mine in grey so much that i'm considering getting another one in camel. (one can never have too many scarves, i say!) some of Acne's designs can be rather difficult to wear, but in terms of style and function, this scarf is quite a universally gift-able option.
what do you think? what are you wearing today?