The 12 Best Cashmere Scarves for Women in 2023

The ultimate in luxury.

woman wearing a thick camel cashmere scarf top
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Thanks to their warmth and soft texture, the best cashmere scarves are an attainable luxury. Cashmere is derived from Kashmir goats, which live in freezing climates and thus produce a super-warm undercoat from which the soft fibers are brushed off and then spun into yarn to create clothes and accessories, like scarves and cashmere sweaters. And while not nearly as cold as the -30 degree Himalayas, winters on the East Coast and in the mountains can be brutal. One part of the solution? Throw on a cashmere scarf. This winter accessory transitions easily between your indoor and outdoor wardrobe—some of our favorite cashmere scarf outfit formulas include pairing yours with a turtleneck and jeans, or a sweater and slip skirt. An essential and timeless piece, a cashmere scarf is an item you'll have in your wardrobe for years to come.

No matter how you style yours—be it with a winter sweater, leather pants, a heavy coat and beret, or with a bright puffer for a sophisticated touch to an otherwise sporty piece—these are the best cashmere scarves topping our lists. Each one will stand the test of time.

What to Look for in Cashmere Scarves

It may seem obvious but it's worth emphasizing: when shopping for cashmere scarves, you first want to look at the materials breakdown. Those that are 100 percent pure cashmere are of higher quality, which, of course, typically equates to a higher price tag. That's not to say that anything less than 100 is on the poor end of the spectrum—you can certainly find excellently crafted and finely made options that are blended with other materials. However, the material percentage should play a role in your decision making when shopping so you know just exactly what you're paying for.

The Best Cashmere Scarves

Emma Childs
Style Editor

Emma Childs is the Style Editor at Marie Claire, where she researches up-and-coming trends, curates shopping guides, and gushes about the must-buy items she can't stop thinking about. She previously wrote for TZR, Editorialist, Elite Daily, and Mission Magazine and studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University. When she's not writing up fashion deep-dives or finding the season's best pieces, you'll find her fiddling around in Photoshop and perusing HBO Max for the next show to base her personality on (currently, it's "Succession").