The Must-Have Scarf for Fall/Winter 2020

Cooler temperatures are setting in, scarf weather is officially here! I’ve been asked a few times if scarves are still in style.

Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but scarf styles do go in and out of vogue. Right now we’re definitely seeing a shift away from infinity scarves and those big square plaid blanket scarves that were all the rage a few years ago. But scarves are most certainly being worn as an appropriate outerwear accessory.

My go-to fall/winter scarf for the past few seasons has been my grey Everlane cashmere scarf.

In my opinion, it’s the perfect size and weight. It’s a more traditional style, not the super long wrap-up-in-it kind of scarves that are trending right now, but a scarf you can have in your wardrobe forever.

I wear it often — with my leather jacket, with my quilted coat, with a puffer vest, and sometimes just with a sweater when I want a little extra warmth without a jacket. The especially nice thing is, it rolls up and easily stows away in a tote when you don’t need it.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing VEJA Esplar with AG Raw Hem The Legging Ankle Jeans, black Bernardo leather moto jacket, and Everlane cashmere scarf

This year, Everlane came back with this scarf in a bunch of new colors, and on a whim, I ordered three of them — the cinnamon, oatmeal, and black.

I wish I’d taken a picture of all three together because it was actually the three of those scarves laying together that inspired me to put this outfit together.

(I ended up returning the oatmeal and black, and I kept this cinnamon color.)

I think this picture was probably taken right after the one above it — that piece of hair kept flying my face and driving me nuts, lol!

Anyway, I think this combination of colors is so pleasing, especially for this time of year.

My leather jacket is old, and for some reason, there just aren’t a lot of good similar options out there at the moment. I really like how mine has some moto details, but it’s rather understated without a lot of metal. It’s very versatile.

Here are a few to check out, if you’re in the market for one.

Underneath, I’m wearing the Halogen cashmere v-neck sweater in the oatmeal color, and I added a Victoria Emerson boho cuff.

This sweater just went on sale, and the price is fantastic. It’s definitely the time to stock up!

These are the Express luxe comfort knit black skinny jeans that I styled last week with the pink coat. They have that faded “washed black” look to them that’s very much on trend right now. I like how it makes them a little more casual than an inky black wash.

They run true to size, and they’re also on sale — 50% off!

To complete the look, I wore my Marc Fisher Yale Chelsea boots. They definitely have a bit of an edge to them, but they’re still pretty classic, and also very comfortable.

I often get asked how I tie my scarf. I just wrap it around and put one end through the loop. That’s it! There’s actually a quick “scarf demo” on my Insta Story, if you need to see it in action. I saved it to my highlights.

When I ran out to the mall yesterday, it was windy but not terribly cold, and I wore practically this exact same outfit.

The leather jacket provided a nice barrier while the scarf kept my neck warm, and I didn’t have to futz with a coat. Easy, comfortable, and chic! It doesn’t get any better than that.

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Halogen cashmere sweater // Express jeans c/o // Everlane cashmere scarf // Marc Fisher Chelsea boots // similar leather jackets // Gucci sunnies (option) // Michael Kors crossbody // Victoria Emerson boho cuff c/o

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photos: Alison Cornell