The 12 Best Cashmere Scarves to Snuggle Up In

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The 12 Best Cashmere Scarves to Snuggle Up In
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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 cashmere clothes and accessories. And while not nearly as cold as the -30 degree Himalayas, winters (opens in new tab) on the East Coast and in the mountains can be brutal. One part of the solution? Throw on a cashmere scarf and go. This winter accessory transitions easily between your indoor and outdoor wardrobe—some of our favorite cashmere scarf outfit formulas include pairing with a turtleneck (opens in new tab) and jeans (opens in new tab), or a sweater (opens in new tab) and slip skirt. (opens in new tab) 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 sweater, leather pants, a heavy coat and beret, or with a bright puffer for a sophisticated touch to an otherwise sporty piece—discover the 12 best cashmere scarves topping our lists. Each one will stand the test of time.

Katie Attardo is the Accessories Editor at Marie Claire, covering all things fashion and jewelry-related.