Vibrant Acne Studios Mohair Test Scarf ($310) has been living for free in my head since it appeared on my TikTok feed (#acnesudiosscarf has over 8 million views) and Pinterest page in the fall this. I don’t think I’ve ever had such intense feelings for an accessory before, let alone a scarf — especially since I live in Miami, where scarves are. only needed for 3-5 days throughout the year, if applicable. But there’s just something about its color, delicious wool-mohair blend, and blanket-level oversized proportions that have completely mesmerized me this year. I just have to have it. The only thing standing in my way is the $310 price tag.
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Since I, a Floridian, couldn’t justify doubling my monthly car purchase for a scarf, I set out to find a cute, affordable alternative. Luckily for me and anyone else under the spell of the Acne Studio scarves, there are a number of brands (for which I am totally grateful) that have created versions of their fun winter staples. their own at a much more acceptable price. Scroll to find the cutest, most luxurious scarves without spending a fortune.
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Freelance, Recycled Piper Plaid Tassel Scarf — $58.00
While the Acne Studios scarf covers a range of warm and cool shades, this Free People scarf focuses on a matcha-inspired color palette — from bright lime and earthy moss to cool blues. until pale green. Needless to say, we strongly agree. It’s made with a recycled polyester blend and features the same lacing details as the designer’s favorite. According to some reviewers, “it feels like you’re wrapping a blanket around your neck,” and is even large enough to wrap around like a hood.
Urban Outfitters, UO Plaid Scarf — $35.00
It seems that the Internet is quickly taking notice of the UO Plaid Scarf, which bears a striking resemblance to the coveted Acne Studios scarf (to the brand!) —so I recommend adding it in cart before sold out. The plaid design stands out with a few warm and cool colors, paving the way for many styling possibilities. Moreover, the soft polyester material and the oversized shape are your saviors against the freezing cold.
Rare, Seamless Rainbow Towel — $35.00
Slim, seamless, and striking—this scarf is it. It is made in Ecuador, hand-woven by an Indigenous family from the softest, most beautiful alpaca wool. That aside, its colors are a sight to behold and are sure to make any dull, gray day a little brighter as soon as it’s turned on. We will take two.
Lucky Brand, Light Plaid Shawl — $18.00
Originally $60, now $18
If you love Acne Studios scarves, but are a little shy about the color, then this Lucky Brand scarf is the right choice. It boasts the same multicolored plaid design with border details, but in a soft, pale color palette that gives us real sugar plum fairy energy. Pale pinks will also transition perfectly in spring. We love the chic, cotton knot and fun tassels, as well as the shape of the oversized blanket we’ll snuggle into all winter.
Yatemiole, Cashmere Large Checkered Scarf — $25.00
Originally $29, now $25
This large towel from Amazon is almost identical to the one from Acne Studios, at an unbeatable price. It’s made of acrylic, but is said to feel as soft and warm as cashmere — and Amazon shoppers seem to agree. “The towel is so soft and warm,” wrote one shopper in a five-star review. “Bright colors… Just what I wanted for a dull winter day.” Speaking of colors, reviewers say they’re as bold as they look online. That’s exactly what we crave in the dark, dreary winter.
Oliver Bonas, Bright Gingham Print Blue Super Soft Scarf — $51.00
With fun tassel detailing and candy blues, oranges, and yellows, this Oliver Bonas scarf has the same mood-lifting appeal as the Acne Studios scarf. The mid-weight scarf is made of 100% polyester for a soft feel that will keep you warm all season long. And, unlike the designer version, it’s machine washable, making it as low maintenance as it is stylish.
Mark and Graham, Striped Italian Light Scarf — $75.00
While a bit more expensive than the other alternatives on this list, the Mark & Graham flamingo scarf is worth every penny. The color alone is enough to keep the winter blues untouched, giving you the burst of summer when you need it most. Then there’s the matte alpaca wool that is always fragrant and never itchy, which is everything you want in a scarf. Alternatively, you can set it to monogram, making it all yours.
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