Accessories

This is the unexpected accessory to invest in this snowy season

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: @josefinevogt

Wether bracing for the city chill or keeping warm on the slopes, the silk scarf completes our winter ensembles

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Heavy knits and warming wraps lay the foundation for our 'typical' winter wardrobes.

These are a 'no-brainer' investment when we start hitting sub-zero temperatures, serving sartorial satisfaction for all of our layering needs both in the city and on the slopes. A fine polo worn under weighty wool works wonders on an early winter morning, while long-johns and thermals are a life saver on our winter commute to the office as well as at the après ski.

Adding to the list is the array of essentials: mittens, fingers gloves, and fuzzy bucket hats and ear-warming beanies, not to mention the yearly excursions of our cashmere scarves.

This season, however, the Vogue Scandinavia team has discovered a surprising accessory for our winter wardrobe: The silk scarf. Traditionally counted as a summer staple, it sits dormant with unfulfilled fashion potential in our closets as we phase out our warm-weather wardrobe in lieu of cold-weather essentials.

Linn Eklund in snow with silk scarf

Swedish stylist and content creator Linn Eklund opts for a Chanel sweater with matching scarf for the snowy season . Photo: @linneklund

FannyEkstrand

Former down-hill racer, Fanny Ekstrand, swears by the silk scarf in winter. Photo: Fanny Ekstrand

While the silk scarf was frequently worn by iconic women while hitting the slopes in the first half of the last century, from Princess Luciana Pignatelli to Audrey Hepburn, it seems as if the practice has since been forgotten with modern mountaineers favouring a knit balaclava. In her guide to making the most of the ski-season, stylist and content creator Fanny Ekstrand makes a case for the scarf to return to the slope and we couldn't agree more.

The silk scarf is the surprising staple to wear this winter, and below we've gathered our favourite finds to shop now and treasure all year-round:


Silk scarves

Navy Square Silk Scarf

Arket

SHOP NOWEUR 45
Love silk scarf

Ganni

SHOP NOWEUR 55
Silk neck scarf

Cos

SHOP NOWEUR 69
GG print silk scarf

Gucci

SHOP NOWEUR 385
Eperon d'Or scarf

Hermés

SHOP NOWEUR 180
Yumma Scarf

Stine Goya

SHOP NOWEUR 60
Branded scarf

Acne Studios

SHOP NOWEUR 160
Striped monogram silk scarf black

Totême

SHOP NOWEUR 190
Leaf print scarf

H&M

SHOP NOWEUR 8.99
Tansa Silk scarf

Aiayu

SHOP NOWEUR 145
Glossy Striped Scarf

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SHOP NOWEUR 35
Liberty blue flower silk scarf

By Malina

SHOP NOWEUR 110

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