One of the most important winter staples to have, I've learned in my 28 years on this earth, is a scarf that is warm, comfortable (i.e., not scratchy) and goes with literally every coat you own. It's also important to have more than one, because by the time February rolls around and you've been wearing the same scarf every day for three months, you'll start to feel physically ill when you look at it.
That said, I think I'm going to have a hard time wearing anything but this ribbed Madewell scarf because it's one of the comfiest, coziest things I've ever felt. It's thick without being too heavy, has a slight stretch to it and is extremely soft. It actually feels exactly like a cashmere scarf that I have from The Row (it was a gift) but obviously cost a whole lot less, and, per the tag, is made out of nylon, wool and alpaca.
Best of all, because pretty much everything at Madewell and J.Crew seems to be on some kind of sale during this part of the year, you can get it for under $40. Enjoy the coziness.
Madewell ribbed scarf, $38.15 with code FORYOU, available at Madewell.
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