Sure, wool keeps you warm in winter, but it just cannot compare to cashmere. Cashmere is finer, stronger, and more insulating than sheep wool, and so very luxurious. The finest cashmere is obtained by combing. This laborious process brings forth the highest quality, and most expensive, cashmere. Invest in the finest so you can stay stylish and warm this winter. Here are our choices for the best cashmere scarf for you to consider.
This luxurious Gucci scarf is a blend of wool, silk, and cashmere. Cut in Italy, the fringed houndstooth cashmere scarf bears a patch that says “Amor Caecus.” This translates to “Blind Love.” Creative director Alessandro Michele has made embroidered Italian phrases and emblems his creative stamp on the brand’s apparel. This beautiful scarf sells for $690.
Holzweiler is based just outside of Oslo, Norway, so they know a great deal about how to make warm winter weather apparel. This attractive long scarf is knitted in Italy with wool that is spun with cashmere. This blend makes the scarf warm and soft. Wear with the hood up for added protection from the elements. The scarf is finished beautifully with fringed ends. Make it yours for $295.
This fun patchwork scarf by Burberry cleverly combines four prints onto one piece, making it a versatile wardrobe accessory. The scarf is knitted from a cashmere blend to provide insulation against the cold. The prints include the label’s heritage check, sports-inspired stripes, and an embroidered crest. It is a longer length cashmere scarf and retails for $620.
Johnstons of Elgin is a Scottish brand that is known for their use of the highest quality cashmere in the world. Their textiles have a subtle luster under the light, indicative of the luxury materials they utilize in their work. This cozy scarf can be reversed to use either color. One side is midnight blue, the other side is a neutral beige. The two lovely shades intertwine at the ends of the scarf, which are hand-fringed. This may be the best cashmere scarf and it is from Johnstons of Elgin and sells for $583.
This beautiful 100% cashmere scarf from Etro brings some of the colors and imagery of spring to the cold days of winter. The paisley motifs on the scarf are a nod to the in-house library Gerolamo Etro worked in over 50 years ago. The imagery born in his studio half a century ago is still inspiring the brand’s work today. This lightweight cashmere scarf is perfect for keeping the chill away. The size makes it a luxurious travel blanket for airplane travel as well. The Etro frayed printed cashmere scarf sells for $770.
This blanket scarf from Chan Luu can be comfortably wrapped around the neck or draped over the shoulders. This gingham scarf is designed for everyday wear and easy styling, a hallmark of the brand. The scarf is made from a light cashmere and silk blend and finished with frayed edges. This piece retails for $205.
Legendary Costa Rican singer Chavela Vargas wore this wrap style scarf on stage, which is what Gabriela Hearst references with her “Diego” design. This piece debuted in the label’s Resort ’19 lookbook. This luxurious piece is made with 100% cashmere, making it incredibly soft. The traditional color combination is eye-catching and easy to combine with a variety of outfits. This fringed cashmere scarf sells for $3,200.
So, which do you think is the best cashmere scarf? For more outstanding scarf ideas to consider, see our article about the best oversized scarves to rock this winter.