The Coziest Cashmere Scarves for Winter Are Currently on Super Sale

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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
Fashion Features Editor

Emma Childs is the fashion features editor at Marie Claire, who writes trend reports, long-form reported features, and shopping guides. Previously, she was Marie Claire's style editor, and wrote for The Zoe Report, Editorialist, Elite Daily, Bustle, and Mission Magazine. She studied Fashion Studies and New Media at Fordham University Lincoln Center. When she's not writing fashion deep-dives, you'll find her stalking eBay for designer vintage, reading literary fiction on her Kindle, and baking in her tiny NYC kitchen.