When it comes to timeless fall and winter must-haves, most people think of boots, cashmere sweaters, brown leather bags and oversized scarves as the key components that just never go out of style. Oversized scarves, in particular, serve double duty. They keep you warm in the brisker months while giving you that stylish touch that completes any outfit.
So, what sets an oversized scarf apart from a standard scarf? Well, it’s all in the dimensions. Most oversized scarves measure at least 79 inches long and 33 inches wide. This billowing, voluminous size allows for a more dramatic silhouette. It also gives you more coverage in the cold months — something you’ll definitely be glad you have.
One of the largest misconceptions about oversized scarves, though, is that they’re expensive. While there are cashmere options that are a bit pricey, most options will run you from $13 to $60.
This warm blanket scarf is one of Amazon's best sellers. In fact, both shoppers and Amazon editors agree that it's among the best of the best from the online retailer.
Made from a blend of cashmere, pashmina and viscose, this scarf is super soft and has a medium weight and a subtle sheen. It also drapes beautifully and stays wrinkle-free!
It's one of the longest of the bunch, measuring 78 inches by 28 inches, and shoppers love that it feels similar to their high-end and much more expensive cashmere scarves that are more than quadruple the price.
This Anthropologie best seller has been a customer favorite for a while. Available in six colors from pastel pink to an earthy olive, this scarf is arguably one of the most easy-breezy oversized scarves you'll find.
While some options tend to be a bit overbearing and intimidating, this one is just the right length so it's not too long or too short for most. Also, since it's not too flat, it adds a textural element to your outfit that's perfect for pairing with everything from a leather jacket to an overcoat.
It doesn't get much better than 100% cashmere! This super elegant scarf is incredibly soft (the softest of the bunch) and is finished with fringed edges for that classic scarf detail. It has an effortless style that goes with everything, making it easy to dress up or down.
This is definitely a staple that you'll reach for every single fall and winter.
Once again proving that oversized scarves aren't all ridiculously expensive, this $13 best seller from Amazon is another one that thousands of shoppers love.
Plaid is honestly considered a neutral for some and, when you find the right plaid that complements your outfit, it's actually extremely flattering. This shawl scarf is soft and warm, but isn't on the thick and plush side like some of the others on this list, making it perfect for layering.
This tassel-trimmed scarf is another Amazon favorite that's quickly jumping up the rankings for many. It looks and feels like cashmere but is a fraction of the price. It's also thick and warm, making it ideal for the late fall and early winter months.
J.Crew calls this the "luxe cashmere accessory you'll have for years" and we honestly couldn't agree more. This 100% cashmere scarf is perfect for laying underneath a winter coat when it's freezing outside and doubles as a cozy wrap when you're on a long flight.
Hundreds of J.Crew shoppers say it's one of the best pieces they've bought from the brand and have had it for years. One shopper even said they loved it so much they purchased four over the past few years and gave some away as gifts.
UGG is known for its sherpa and sherpa-lined products, so it's only right that the best-selling cult favorite brand created an oversized sherpa scarf.
Available in black, cosmo pink, nimbus and mauve, this fluffy, chunky and toasty scarf is one of the most interesting we've seen to date. What's most impressive about it, though, is that you're able to style and manipulate it in so many ways to make it your own.