STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Blank(et) Space

Nothing completes a cold weather outfit quite like a scarf. Scarves are equal parts, practical and stylish; in the Midwest, that is a winning combination. Many scarf trends have come and gone, but this season’s blanket scarf is definitely one for the books. This winter must-have has been featured all over street style blogs and is starting to make its way onto the sidewalks of campuses everywhere.

Whether you prefer simple colors, like black or camel, or a standout print like this Fashionista did, there is a blanket scarf that will adhere to your style. If your style is on the edgy side, you can layer your scarf over a leather jacket and ripped denim. If your style is a bit more feminine, you can pair a blanket scarf with a classic trench coat and your favorite shirt dress. This accessory can also be taken from day to night with a change of shoes. The options are nearly endless when it comes to this winter staple.

This Fashionista kept it casual and appropriate for class with leggings and a warm coat. She demonstrated how this season’s most sought after accessory can be transformed from the runway to the sidewalks of campus. Opting for a bold pattern helped break up the other neutral tones in her outfit and made the scarf even more eye-catching.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Stay warm! Look for winter accessories that will help you stand out. Instead of the same old black parka, go for a colorful coat or some patterned gloves!”