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Who knew that the Mid Atlantic wouldn’t really hit the winter chill until the beginning of the New Year? I like to pick up things early each season so I have had some things in my closet that I’ve been dying to wear. Unfortunately it’s been way too warm. One of things I’ve wanted to break out is my new favorite scarf.

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A chunky scarf is a must have addition for the cold winter months for a variety of reasons. Worn with a great outer coat, a scarf can add an additional layer of warmth to fight the chill. It also serves to protect the neck where a coat or hat can fall slightly short. Sometimes it can substitute for a coat if the weather doesn’t warrant full outer gear. The scarf may be just the added kick to fight off a little chill. Lastly, it’s a great way to finish off a look. Since many winter coats come in blacks, grays and blues, it can add a little pizzazz to your coat game.
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I’m a big fan of the extra long wool scarf by Armani. This chunky scarf comes in blue in white and simulates the feel of your favorite thick wool sweater. The two-tone creation features a long strip of white and blue on the sides of the scarf with the two colors blended together in the middle. The scarf also comes in similar design but in gray and deep red as the two colors.

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The scarf looks great worn without a coat. I wore my over a blue and white sweater, which echoed the pattern of the middle stripe of the scarf but with just a little tighter pattern. It also looked great worn with my peacoat and it would also be a great addition over a longer winter coat.

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Now Is a great time to grab a scarf. You can find a great one in a variety of price points. With the holidays over and winter weather hitting later than expected, many retailers and brands have begun marking down their winter wear so you should be able to find a great deal. Check out selections from Asos, William Rast, Hugo Boss, DSquared and Scotch & Soda.

Details

Wool Sweater: Burberry; Straight leg slacks: Burberry; Peacoat: Burberry; Metallic tasseled loafers: Jimmy Choo; Chunky Wool Scarf: Armani Collezioni (alternative)

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