Now that the winter is finally upon us and we're seeing the grimace of "it's too cold out" on everyone's face, we feel ourselves on the brink of a fashion emergency. This is the time of year when puffer coats are taken out of storage and only the most daring fashionista dare leave home with a cocktail dress on. That said, we find knit cowl neck scarves to be a warm and fashionable middle ground. We especially love the exta-long versions-- like the one Style Bubble clued us into in her post about the Etsy seller Yokoo. Buddle up with a cowl scarf and you won't have to do that weird thing with your mouth when your face gets numb from the wind nor will you have to wear one of those wretched ankle length puffer coats. Best of both worlds!