Keeping cozy, be it by the fire or snuggled up in a favorite reading chair, is the key to successful winter hibernation. The evolution of the throw, and how they are used is upon us. Printed, patterned, chunky or refined, there is a wrap for every stylistic sensibility. Not to mention a fail-safe gift. They look great across the back of a sofa, neat and crisply folded, but they also look inviting casually strewn about.
Here are my picks for staying warm in style this season.
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Pendleton Blanket designed by DwellStudio takes the classic wool blanket and gives it a fresh twist in a mod Dwell pattern.
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A classic over sized plaid in Garnet Hill's Buffalo Check wool throw in pale blue or charcoal is fireside ready.
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Wrap up in Alicia Adams Alpaca Flanigan throw in baby alpaca tipped in silk. Then grab a book.
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Santa just may have a few of these Ikea Rens Sheepskins in his sleigh.
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Add a little holiday cheer with West Elm's Triangle Lattice Throw in cotton acrylic blend.
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If you want to snuggle and it isn't below zero temperatures, Coyuchi's Rustic Linen Throw from Gilt has an understated rustic look to it.
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With classic camp blanket heritage, Pendleton USA's 5th Avenue Glacier Park cream throw with primary colored stripes is always a good option.
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Chunky and bright, these Spanish-made mohair throws from Serena and Lily have a substantial fringe and juicy color options. The peacock is a beautiful rich blue.
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Matouk's chunky cotton Ravinia throw resembles that great knit sweater that you've had for years and can't give away. The coziness is just too good.
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Woven in Nepal, the 6 ply cashmere Umrao basketweave throw available at ABC Carpet and Home is a toasty option when only the best fibers are required.
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Capturing an elephant in repose, Thomas Paul's baby alpaca throw in aqua reverses a colored ground on the opposite side.
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In dusty, sophisticated colors of lilac pale blue husk yellow and grey, Sferra's wool Como throw has a graphic lattice pattern which reverses to different shades of the colors.
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You may have noticed a great many chic printed Indian scarves out there like this one. Technology and current design trends have made Indian printed scarves so good looking. Sometimes a long, soft scarf is better than a sweater when it can be draped numerous ways. I love these, because you can wear them long or wrap around a few times for a cozier warmth. The super-soft Pueblo scarf from The Julie Collection Julie Vos is light as air and comes in10 brightly colored ikats. I think I need one for each day of the week.
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As veteran traveler John Robshaw can tell you, having one of these on hand is always worth it. His block printed Batak wool scarf can go the distance.
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A vibrant lime green wool scarf, the Jemna from Roberta Roller Rabbit, mixes two classic RRR happy patterns.
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Burrow and Hive creates textiles and pillows and translate these designs into wool scarves as well. Above, the Jackie in tangerine and cream wool with a touch of silk.