5 types of winter scarves that will keep you warm this season

Shield yourself from the winter chill with these fashionable scarf options.

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Scarves are the ultimate winter accessory. Not only will they help to keep you snug when the temperature drops, but they also come in a range of hues and prints that you can match with any outfit. But did you know that there are multiple types of scarves out there to serve different purposes?

From classic scarves to ones with pockets to keep your hands warm, we've rounded up five types of scarves to help you pick the most suitable one this winter.


Woman wearing grey scarf and black coat

1. Regular scarf

The regular scarf is a classic for a reason. Depending on the weather, you can wear it either draped loosely around your neck or tied up tight.

It’s warm, it’s snug and it’ll keep your neck protected from the cold. Need we say more?

Where to shop the trend:

Asos Design supersoft long woven scarf in white
Asos Design supersoft long woven scarf in white

ASOS


Woman wearing yellow infinity scarf

2. Infinity scarf

Infinity scarves are a really simple way of keeping your neck warm without having any dangly ends getting in the way. As they tend to sit a little higher, you can also use them to cover your mouth and nose when the air has an extra bite to it.

As an added bonus, it won't come unwrapped suddenly in the wind, exposing your neck and face to an unpleasant blast of cold air.

Where to shop the trend:

Cashmere Blend Burgundy Infinity Scarf
Cashmere Blend Burgundy Infinity Scarf

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Convertible Infinity Scarf with Hidden Pocket
Convertible Infinity Scarf with Hidden Pocket

Amazon


Woman wearing pink snood

3. Snood

Snoods are wrap-around scarves that function like an infinity scarf around your neck, while also shielding your head from the cold like a hood. Often made from a thicker wool, they also stop heat escaping through your head.

While snoods and infinity scarves may look similar on the rack, they serve different purposes and you'll achieve different results with each.

Where to shop the trend:

Snood in double reversible gaze poplin pattern lemon
Snood in double reversible gaze poplin pattern lemon

Etsy


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4. Scarves with pockets

When you're outside in the winter chill and can't feel your hands, pockets in your scarf are an absolute lifesaver.

If you're someone who really feels the cold, you can even try popping a hand warmer from Chemist Warehouse in the pockets to stay extra toasty.

Where to shop the trend:

Crochet Fringed Shawl With Pockets, Chunky Crochet Scarf
Crochet Fringed Shawl With Pockets, Chunky Crochet Scarf

Etsy

2 x New Microwave Heatable Scarf with Hand Pockets
2 x New Microwave Heatable Scarf with Hand Pockets

eBay Australia


Woman wearing Burberry shawl

5. Shawl/pashmina

It may not technically count as a scarf, but a big shawl or pashmina can function in just the same way. The best part? You can cover your shoulders and even wrap it around your arms, maximising the surface area that's covered and giving you more warmth.

If you want to wear it as a scarf, all you have to do is roll it up slightly to keep your neck free of the breezy winter air.

Where to shop the trend:

1 Packs or 2 Packs Women Plain Large Soft Pashmina Scarf Wrap Shawl
1 Packs or 2 Packs Women Plain Large Soft Pashmina Scarf Wrap Shawl

Amazon


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