Plaid Scarves

When Lyndsey, Rosie, and I were all together in Houston for our Sachin & Babi project, we figured we might as well double the fun with a second photo shoot. This theme was clearly decidedly more casual. We decided to focus on the winter classic: plaid scarves.

If you’ve been following along here all week, you might have sensed a theme… The theme: how to dress yourself for holiday occasions. We started with what to wear to a fancy festive fete. Then, we followed that up with modern ideas for how to dress in a classy way for cocktail parties. And now we are ending with the idea of how to dress for casual holiday gatherings.

Our not-so-secret weapon this season for injecting a jovial jolt into a usual outfit is the plaid scarf. The weight of a scarf makes it comfortably cozy for these cooler months, while the plaid pattern makes it perfect for casual holiday happenings. Keep in mind that these make great gifts, as they fit universally.

The patterns and colors of plaid are endless this season. So whether shopping for yourself or for others, keep the recipient’s particular personality in mind as you pinpoint the perfect plaid.

Our Top 25 Picks

Given that there are so many plaid options this season, we tried to do the ground work for you by narrowing the search, while still providing ample choices. So, here are our top 25 plaid scarf selections – starting at just $30. Happy shopping!

Details of My Look

By Malene Birger Lanah wool blend turtleneck sweater (on sale!) | Current/Elliott stiletto destroyed skinny jeans (note: these run small! Order up a size; similar but looser fit here) | Manolo Blahnik BB pointy toe plaid pump (red sold out, but gray version available) | Eugenia Kim Georgina fedora hat (on sale!) |Asos plaid scarf (exact sold out, but very similar here and here) | Bao Bao Issey Miyake prism bag | Nars jungle red lipstick | OPI Coca-Cola red nail polish | Thierry Lasry sunglasses (similar)

Final Thoughts

All my best,



Photos by Justin James Photography



  1. Sydney Power says:

    Oh Carrie this is the perfect post to brighten my day! I am a lover of scarfs, my go to accessory to keep me warm!! You three ladies are just stunning!! I love how you each have your own style and look so fabulous together! Your shoes are just amazing, your bag is magical and your distressed jeans are perfection! I love all the scarfs you linked! I can’t even choose one to look at first!! Thanks Carrie!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      We had so much fun with this! We didn’t really even coordinate our outfits other than to say “plaid scarves”. It was fun to see everyone’s take on this. Thanks, Sydney!

  2. Justine says:

    Love that you and the scarf! Can you do a quick tutorial on how you tied that blanket scarf? Thanks! ?

    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Justine! Sorry I missed this question earlier…

      It’s so easy! With a square scarf, just gold it in half into a triangle (match up diagonal corners). Once you have the triangle, you just put the pointy part in front of you and the wrap the other two ends around your neck. Criss cross them in the back to secure. And then bring to the front.

      Voila! 🙂

  3. Sheri says:

    Such a fun post, Carrie.

    Love all of the plaid. That OPI is my new favourite colour. I had my salon bring it in after seeing it on your blog. Your influence has spread to the interior of British Columbia 🙂

    I am still doing the kid Christmas program gauntlet….piano recitals tomorrow, then some rest.

    1. Carrie says:

      Oh I love to hear that you like the nail color! I do too, Sheri. It’s been my go to this season. Such a fun bright shade of red.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much!

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t that right? Ha. It was fun to join the plaid gang with these looks. 🙂

  4. Aw, Carrie, I love everything about this outfit! So many details, and all so delicate! Definitely need to wear plaid scarves more often – they make any attire just so much more cozy.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Anastasia! Always a treat to hear from my favorite Russian fashionista. 🙂

  5. Lynne says:

    You three are too cute! Love these looks – the plaid looks so cozy and seasonal. Also that wall is AMAZING!


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    2. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Lynne!

  6. Bella B says:

    Carrie you are so perfect! I love all the plaid and Oh those jeans are so killer!! and i must say I would love to come visit you this summer, we could do lot of baking and take lovely photos!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Not perfect at all, but thanks for the sweet words.

      YES – you should totally come to Houston this summer! Or we should meet up somewhere.

  7. Loved your festive party looks just as much as I love these casual looks! All of your plaid scarfs are perfect! Looks like such a fun squad!

    1. Carrie says:

      So sweet, Lawren. I appreciate your nice words. 🙂

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