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Symbols of comfort and warmth, scarves have rightfully earned their status as winter wardrobe essentials. While wearing one when it's cold is nothing groundbreaking, designers have reimagined this necessary layer in new colours, fabrics and prints — making a cool case for enlivening our cold-weather outfits.
From bright checkered prints to vibrant colorblock styles, this season's scarves feel modern and exciting. Typically made in a wool blend, knit or cashmere fabric, they will provide plenty of warmth, and often add a little luxe, too. Tied over a tailored trench coat and laidback jeans, a rich green scarf for example, will convey a relaxed off-duty look. Draped over a top and paired with trousers, a solid-coloured scarf will lend any look some sophistication. While you contemplate which one to invest in, feel free to tie your cable-knit sweater around your neck for the same outcome. Scroll on for creative ideas to incorporate these new scarves into your closet, and ahead, meet the styles that are worth taking home.