Consider the average winter coat. It probably cost more than you wanted to pay. It's probably pretty conservative, since you have to wear it for several months in a row. And it's probably boring the hell out of you already. That's where the fur stole comes in. No matter how simple your coat may be, when you layer a colorful fuzzy scarf on top, it suddenly looks a lot more expensive and feels a lot warmer. And since you can find options starting at $18, you don't need to spend a bundle of money you don't have because you already blew it on your outerwear. There's no better way to fight winter boredom.
Scroll down to see 12 of our favorite stoles at every price range and at every length.
Try this one over your plain black coat; the deep-red will really stand out.
Forever 21 Scarf, $18 at Forever 21
If you're always freezing, this navy-blue stole can be wrapped tightly around your neck for added warmth.
Missguided Scarf, $25 at Missguided
Or if you really want to assert yourself as the Chanel of your group, this pale-pink one is a good place to start.
Topshop Scarf, $60 at Topshop
Black enough to satisfy even the angstiest goth.
Ann Taylor Scarf, $79 at Ann Taylor
This was made for the person who can wear head-to-toe neutrals and look amazing.
Anthropologie scarf, $98 at Anthropologie
The trick to a good stole is finding extra-long ones for dramatic effect, like this Express one.
Express scarf, $35 at Express
Icy gray: The only "color" a minimalist would add to her coat.
ASOS scarf, $107 at ASOS
This stole is massive — it hits the model at her shins. So if you're looking for the most drama for your dollar, this is the one to buy.
River Island scarf, $120 at River Island
Look at how much happier she is with the stole draped across her plain gray dress!
Helen Moore scarf, $158 at Anthropologie
The combination of blue and green would be striking on a plain black or navy coat.
Shrimps scarf, $260 at Farfetch
For indulging in those street-style-star fantasies.
Charlotte Simone scarf, $280 at Avenue 32
Because looking like a cheerful Macaw parrot is the best way to beat the winter blues.
Anya Hindmarch scarf, $1,416 at Matches Fashion