The fashion world operates on a series of chain reactions where one trend makes way for another, often oscillating between binary opposites. Case in point? Skinny scarves have been the must-have accessory du jour, but as winter creeps up on our wardrobes, the breaking trend is to go to new extremes and swap a slinky style for a super-size scarf. The longer the better, the thicker all the more impact it'll have on the outfit and the more epic its proportion are, the more likely street style cameras are to click!
While it's still early in the chilly season to really expect to see Lenny Kravitz–style blanket scarves (three years later and no-one has outdone him, yet), we have seen some early adopters on the fashion circuit. Mark our words, come December the stylish elite will be wrapping up like storm troopers in cashmere and silk-wool blend scarves because more is officially more.
Scroll down to see the early adopters of this emerging trend and shop our favourite oversize scarves!
On Tsu: Chloé sweater.
Style Notes: Match your cable-knit sweater with a fringed scarf for zero-effort, put-together look.
Style Notes: It's all about luxe layering. From the elevated off-duty suit to the matching overcoat and oversize, blanket-style wrap-around—this is our smart winter outfit goal.
On Boldrin: Equipment sweater; Roger Vivier bag; Adidas Stan Smith Sneaker (£65) available in Flocked Leather.
Style Notes: Wrap an XL scarf around your neck three times in a loop knot for a chic build-up of fabric. Cosy? Check. Cool? Check.
On Song: Chloé Elle Clutch Bag (£835) available in Black.
Style Notes: To survive the plummet in temperature, drape a giant cashmere scarf in a different shade of blue to your trusty navy cover-up. Let it hang straight down, or wrap an extra-long skinny belt around to nip in your waist.
Style Notes: Julia Ragolia adds cosy, wintry accessories to her daytime chic staples—from the burgundy socks to the supersized ethnic scarf she deftly swings over one shoulder, we'll be copy pasting this look into our winter wardrobe.
On Hill: 3.1 Phillip Lim Coat and bag.
Style Notes: Your gloves, hat and scarf don't need to match; just make them cashmere and you're onto a cosy and elevated outfit win.
Will you supersize your scarf this winter? Let us know in the comments below!