the extreme weather has been helpful in one sense – it clarifies priorities. this is no time for whims; in the dead of winter, it's about results-oriented dressing. a well made scarf in a natural fiber or knit is a year-round foundation in my wardrobe.
here are my essentials:
1. polar vortex situations /-25 °F – 10 °F
*the oversize knit cashmere: when you're cursing the windchill on your way to work, this is the ultimate cozy cashmere face blanket.
2. typical late fall & winter /0 °F – 45 °F
*the classic wool: i bought mine over a year ago, and up until the PV last month it was my go-to coldest weather scarf. still does a fantastic job of keeping windchill out due to its oversized wrappability (the wool doesn't collapse easily, which is great).
3. spring + fall + travel + your freezing air-conditioned summer office /50 °F – 70 °F
*the gauzy cashmere-silk wrap: imminently drapeable, but still oversize enough to be chic and versatile for everyday, work, travel, and a night out.
what do you think? do you have any favorite seasonal scarves/shawls?