It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about the holiday season; it’s the time when this photo of Lenny Kravitz in a ridiculously—like insanely ridiculous—oversized scarf circulates the internet. Though dramatic, when temperatures drop below freezing, it’s real. It’s been eight years since that iconic Thanksgiving when Lenny decided to wrap up, but his knack for exploring the extra is still giving us #inspo. Far from a joke, out-there style moments have a way of trickling down into mainstream fashion, making their way onto the catwalk and clothing racks. And so has Lenny’s scarf.
This winter, inspiration has arrived in the form of dramatically oversized outerwear and expertly layered layers—scarves over coats over sweaters, under shirts, over pants, and beyond. One thing is sure, by the time the Polar Vortex comes a-blowin’, you’ll be skillfully prepared. Below, a few key pieces to help you layer the most.
I love this Jil Sander coat for its humorously large size and the fact that it reminds me of the highly flammable Disney movie bedspreads that I had as a kid (Beauty + The Beast, holla). Perfect for print clashing and throwing over a thousand other layers.
Wool hat with NY Yankees™ patch
How to rep your team in the most extra and expensive way? A Gucci x NY Yankees logo hat, of course. This one is for the real heads—we see you.
This faux fur Sacai aviator hat will add an extra 4 inches to your height. Black goes with everything, so this may as well be the most versatile piece in your winter wardrobe.
Moncler’s ‘Genius’ collection was full of insanely intricate prints, textures, and shapes from collaborations with brands like Simone Rocha to Craig Green. I’m dying for this paisley print floral number. Serious props to whoever dares rock this with the matching ski pants. It’s a lewk.
The Tin Man gets a 2018 update. Hey, Raf, are these ovenproof as well?
An oil-slicked PVC hood for those days when a balaclava just won’t cut it. Layer it over your coat’s already existing hood, and under your scarf for a look that says don’t look at me.
Subtle, understated, Balenciaga. With this one piece, you can look like you’re wearing a jean jacket and a really, really, really long scarf. Maybe not the warmest, so you’ll need to layer over a thick turtleneck and under a big puffer. How very FW18 of you.
What winter roundup would be complete without a patent Moon Boot? None, the answer is none.
This cardigan from the row is both a sweater and a scarf in one. More bang for your buck, eh?