Merry Christmas and happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve done a review so I’m kicking off 2019 by reviewing three luxury scarves. I think scarves are a great way to incorporate designer pieces into your wardrobe – they’re usually much less expensive than handbags and, if you pick the print wisely, they can be extremely versatile. In the cold winter months I’m pretty much always in some kind of black coat, so throwing a fun scarf on adds some interest to my outfits. Let’s go over the pros and cons of the three I own!
Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf
This one is the most recent additions to my collection, but the design has been a staple of Alexander McQueen for ages. It’s made of lightweight silk and features the brand’s classic skull motif. There are tons of different color combinations, but true to form I stuck with black.
The print is definitely polarizing. You’ll either find it so 2000’s or love the edgy vibes. Personally, it brings back fond memories of my high school goth/emo phase which clearly hasn’t left me. Meanwhile my boyfriend’s sister doesn’t want to be seen with me when I’m wearing it (ask me how much I care, Maria).
Now the fabric can work as a pro or a con. If you’re wearing this in the winter it’s really more for looks since the silk won’t keep you too warm. However, the airy fabric means this scarf can work in any season. I love it over the top of sweaters in the fall and can see myself wearing it as a shawl or light scarf on summer and spring evenings. The square shape means there’s also a million different ways you can wear this so bonus points for versatility!
This scarf retails for $345, but I purchased mine for less in near new condition on the RealReal. Check out these links if you’re interested:
Burberry Check Scarf
Out of the three I’d say the Burberry scarf is the most iconic. I love the classic camel version, but it comes in many different colors all featuring the brand’s house check print. There are also plenty of different sizes and lengths.
The cashmere is extremely soft and sure to keep you warm in the winter. Since I own the long rectangular version there aren’t quite as many ways to wear it compared to the Alexander McQueen square scarf, but I love wearing it tied in a knot a few different ways or just draped around my neck.
I love this scarf because the neutral color goes with so much and the print, while easily associated with Burberry, is subtle and doesn’t have logos all over it. The only downfall is that I find the price pretty high for a simple scarf, but I guess it is cashmere after all. Luckily there are lots of great preloved options for less! Check out the links below to buy:
Louis Vuitton Logomania Scarf
Last, but never least, is the Louis Vuitton Logomania scarf. I hate to play favorites, but at least for winter this one has to be it. The material is thickly woven wool, making it the warmest out of the three. It features the brand’s monogram print done in fine mesh detailing. Mine is in the color Verone, but again, there are tons of colors available (and I kind of want them all).
If you’re not into loud prints then this one might not be the right choice for you. I love the detailing but definitely pick and choose when to wear this one since I’m fully aware of how flashy it is. Still, I’m a sucker for logos and the obsession with them throughout 2018 seems to be going strong heading into 2019.
The one big con with this scarf is that it snags easily which isn’t ideal considering the high price point. If you’re looking into buying one I’d actually strongly encourage that you go the preloved route. Not only can you find pieces below retail price, but the snagging is almost inevitable so it’s still worth it even if the preloved piece you find has a few pulled threads. I’ve put some of my picks below:
I’m not sure if I can suggest just one of these scarves – I love and use them all and think they serve different purposes, so it really depends on what exactly you’re looking for to fit your taste. If I could pick just one then I wouldn’t have a collection to review, would I? I’ll justify it by how annoyingly cold our Michigan winters can be. At least having fun scarves to choose from gives me one thing to look forward to when cold weather rolls around. Anyways, I hope this review has been helpful to you if you’re in the market for a designer scarf. Talk to you soon!
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