Instead of fighting the onset of winter, we’re embracing it — by diving into outerwear like it’s our job. If you’re one of those people who loves the idea of a scarf, but struggles to pull it off effortlessly (more Kate Moss, less Frosty the Snowman), keep scrolling.

“Wearing a scarf in Paris is almost a prerequisite for leaving the house,” says New York- and Paris-based accessories designer Christen Maxwell. To that end, Parisians know how to tie a scarf without looking overbundled, or as though they tried too hard. When it comes to knit scarves, the kind we tend to reach for in cold weather, Maxwell says, “the bigger the better. Ginormous, oversized, long, huge square, you name it. Invest in a couple of classic options that you’ll have forever, then start to build your collection with a couple of statement scarves with pattern or texture.”

Following French style, there are two primary ways to wear a knit scarf, Maxwell says: “The fold-in-half-and-pull-through style, and, for big, long scarves, the wrap around your neck twice, so the ends are short.” A faux pas, Maxwell says, would be “to wrap the scarf around once and tie a knot with the ends. Also avoid anything loosely draped over your shoulders, like a shawl.” Now that you’ve got the styling method down, here are 22 of our favorite scarves for the season.

Solids

J.Crew Ribbed Scarf in Supersoft Yarn ($69.50; jcrew.com)

A mix of merino, alpaca and stretch is the secret sauce of the supersoft. You can get a matching beanie and texting gloves, if you like a set.

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Carraway Boucle Fringed Scarf ($29.95, originally $48; anthropologie.com)

Boucle, aka buckled tweed, is a fall staple — as is this wear-it-everywhere option in a bright orangey-red, one of five colors available.

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Lofty Recycled Cashmere Ribbed Scarf ($198; eileenfisher.com)

Knit from cashmere recycled by an Italian mill, this one feels good on a few levels.

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UO Basic Woven Blanket Scarf ($19, originally $29; urbanoutfitters.com)

Basic isn’t a bad thing. This one may be your year-round workhorse.

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Neosan Thick Ribbed Infinity Scarf ($12.99 to $14.99; amazon.com)

This affordable option (available in cable-knit as well as a ribbed style) has over 1,500 5-star ratings on Amazon and comes in more than 30 colors.

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Kelly & Katie Solid Blanket Scarf ($19.99; dsw.com)

A nice weight, and priced so that you can get it in all three colors — gray, blush, and all-white — if you want to fully commit.

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Naked Cashmere Karlie Scarf ($175; nakedcashmere.com)

A value for cashmere, it comes in 18 colors and elevates even the most casual of outfits.

Plaid/check

Irish Lambswool Scarf ($39.95; llbean.com)

Winterwear go-to L.L.Bean added 6 inches in length to this classic Scotch plaid option, for easier wrapping, more warmth and more plaid!

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Delightful Plaid Oblong Scarf ($69.50; talbots.com)

A little metallic sparkle makes this one holiday-party-ready.

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Fraas Women’s Plaid Woven Cashmere Signature Muffler Scarf ($54.60, originally $78; dillards.com)

Solid Burberry knockoff.

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Zando Soft Warm Tartan Plaid Scarf ($13.99; amazon.com)

A subtler black-and-white, always-chic option.

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Northall Plaid Wool Scarf ($59.50; nordstrom.com)

A more subtle take on plaid.

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Loft Plaid Blanket Scarf ($22.25 with code FLASH, originally 44.50; loft.com)

So pretty you’ll want to bring it out even after the thaw.

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Asos Design Oversized Blown-Up Check Mustard Scarf ($29; asos.com)

When it comes to oversize, the bigger, the better — and this cool option is under 30 bucks.

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Free People Jaden Ribbed Fringe Blanket Scarf ($48; freepeople.com)

Versatile option with requisite tassels.

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Cashmere Infinity Scarf ($99; jjill.com)

The luxury goes on and on — at a decent price point.

Prints

BP Leopard Print Scarf ($25; nordstrom.com)

A lightweight leopard option that’s so easy it may become your new neutral.

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14th & Union Animal Floral Scarf ($14.97; nordstromrack.com)

Yes, animal and floral are in fact complementary.

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Tie Dyed Brushed Scarf ($49.95; gap.com)

Adult version of a DIY craft — and it turned out so artful!

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Lattice Dot Scarf ($79.50; talbots.com)

MoMA-design-store feel, and a very I’m-a-cool-boss work outfit addition.

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Kenzo Eye Print Scarf ($185.50, originally $265; bloomingdales.com)

Consider yourself seen.

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Pistil Shasta Infinity Scarf ($35.91, originally $38; zappos.com)

Looks like your knitting friend made it for you by hand, with two different yarns.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers’ listed prices at the time of publication.