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With the temperature cooling, I’m looking to invest in a new throw blanket for my couch. Have any recommendations for a (roughly) $300 budget?
Parachute does one in a fluffy windowpane alpaca that is quite appealing. Warm, cozy, and very well-priced.
The rest of my picks are a bit above your price range, but when has this column ever been about sticking to a budget?. This black-and-white lattice-inspired wool throw from Missoni will look great tossed casually on your vintage Ligne Roset microfiber Togo (or any sofa). It’s art that keeps you warm. *Chef’s kiss*
The double-faced cashmere throw from Barney’s in-house brand also really speaks to me. The bright yellow will keep things cheerful in the gloomy winter months. It’s the color of the sun!
As a known loafer enthusiast, I don’t wear socks during the warmer months; I just find that it ~kills~ my look. But with temperatures dropping, it’s time to wrap your lower extremities in luxurious fabrics.
A ribbed cotton pair from Charvet in a seasonally appropriate shade of Army green would work well with almost any outfit.