6 Outfits to Try If You Love Your Blanket Scarf

February 9th, 2018 at 2:00am
How to Wear a Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are the ultimate winter staple—they’re comfy, warm, and effortlessly stylish. But unfortunately, sometimes all that fabric can swallow you up and overtake the rest of your look. (Even though in the winter the temptation to forgo fashion entirely is all too real.) So to avoid freezing on your walk to class (and becoming the next Lenny Kravitz scarf meme), follow these styling tips from our CF community members on how to wear a blanket scarf and still look as chic as you know you are.

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Ditch Your Jacket For an Oversize Extra

Who needs a coat when you have a scarf the size of your body? Instead of throwing on your usual outerwear, drape your favorite blanket scarf around your shoulders for a unique alternative to a cardigan or jacket.

Get this look: Betsey Johnson Cashmere/Silk Real Pashmina ($78), Madewell Curvy High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($128)

Add Interest With Mixed Textures

Elevate your look by incorporating sleeker fabrics into your outfit. They’ll offset the chunkiness of the scarf, and the combination will make it super easy to transition from day to night.

Get this look: BP Two-Tone Scarf ($13), H&M Faux-Leather Pants ($40), Forever 21 Pointed Faux-Leather Ankle Boots ($28)

Show Your Creativity With Unexpected Wrapping Techniques

Shorten a long scarf by trying a more intricate wrap. To get this look, wrap your scarf once around your neck, then tie a knot with the ends.

Get this look: Weekday Ribbed Long Scarf ($40), Topshop Patchwork Faux-Fur Coat ($170), Monki Patent Lace-Up Biker Boots ($72)

Make It a Statement Piece by Pairing With Basics

Adding a colorful accessory to an already busy outfit can make result in an overload of trends. If you want your scarf to be the main focus, keep the rest of your outfit neutral.

Get this look: Capelli Solid Fringe Scarf ($13), Everlane Women’s High-Rise Skinny Jean ($68), Uniqlo Compact Cotton Crewneck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt ($15)

Pair With a Long Coat for a Lengthened Silhouette

With so much fabric wrapped around your upper half, it’s easy for your outfit to look top-heavy. Pair your scarf with a longline coat and some chunky boots to balance out the shape.

Get this look: Forever 21 Fringe Plaid Scarf ($18), Boohoo Alice Longline Button Wool Look Coat ($47), Steve Madden Geneva Combat Boots ($100)

Let It Pop With Contrasting Colors

Black and other neutral-colored scarves can end up blending into the rest of your clothing and getting lost. To make your dark scarf pop, layer it against a stark-white top for a clean and minimal vibe.

Get this look: H&M Woven Scarf ($18), Lulus Trend Zone White Grommet Sleeve Sweater ($49), Babaton Jude Skirt ($125)

How do you style your blanket scarf? Show us by tagging @cfashionista in your next #OOTD on Instagram!

Featured photo by @alwaysannawade.