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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Scarf Sensation

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t seem to get out of bed? You know, one of those, “I just watched a whole season of Grey’s Anatomy, I don’t need to go to my science class…” kind of days? I think we’ve all had a day (or two) when we’ve seriously considered wrapping up in our twin XL blankets and never coming out. If this sounds familiar, let me introduce you to your new BFF: the blanket scarf.

The blanket scarf is a highly functional, ultra-fab oversized scarf. It is literally a throw blanket made exclusively for bundling up in style. In other words, blanket scarves are a socially acceptable form of wearing your pajamas to class. What more could you ask for? This time of year those windy walks across campus can be treacherous, but a blanket scarf will save you. They can be worn as an extra-thick infinity scarf, keeping your outfit on point while entirely covering your neck and chest. As well as acting as a scarf, blanket scarves can be wrapped or draped to complete any look.

This Fashionista wears an American Eagle plaid blanket scarf wrapped on top of a classic army green jacket. Paired with blue jeans and leather riding boots, it is the perfect look. She accessorizes with gray fur-lined mittens, complementing the neutral tones of the outfit with ease. This Fashionista is wearing a brightly colored blanket scarf, but the scarves are also available in just about any pattern or color you could imagine. Switch things up with these color-block, pinstripe and fringed blanket scarves.

HOW TO: Don’t let the size of this scarf intimidate you! It is an incredibly versatile accessory that can be tied differently depending on the look you are going for. Blanket scarves complement any outfit, pairing well with anything from fur vests to blue jeans. Tie the scarf up around your neck, imitating an infinity scarf, and layer it with a jacket or vest. Add jeans and your favorite pair of boots like this Fashionista did to create the perfect casual and preppy look. Drape it over your shoulders for a more relaxed effect, or belt it so it stays in place over a long sleeve top or dress. Accessorize with minimalistic pieces to create the ultimate cozy chic outfit this season!