How to Wear a Blanket Scarf
How to Wear a Blanket Scarf
It was the Fall 2014 runway show at Burberry that really set the tone; oversized, Southwestern-inspired blanket scarves are the final word for fall. As effortless as these big, cozy accessories may look, there are a few key ways to style them so that they do not take over your look. We've amassed a a few foolproof styling tips on wearing blanket scarves that will help you take advantage of fall's effortless blanket scarf look.
How to Wear a Blanket Scarf with a Belt
Although when worn loosely-draped around the shoulders certainly gives an effortless looks, the reality of actually wearing a blanket scarf this way can be quite a bit difficult. Gusts of autumnal wind can unwrap you in an instant, and loose, flowing scarf ends can get caught in doors and bumped out of place in the city crowds. The solution? By the simple addition of a belt, you will not only instantly get more waist definition, but will keep your blanket scarf in its place as you go about your day.
How to Wear a Blanket Scarf Like a Poncho
That old rule that you've probably read in fashion magazines since you can remember – the one that dictates that you should always pair a piece that has more volume with one that has less – it applies here. Because there is so much thick, dense volume in a look that is layered with a blanket scarf, you are best choosing something form-fitting and simple on the bottom. Skinny jeans or a short skirt with opaque tights and tall boots are best, although you might be able to get away with a fitted pair of straight-leg trousers or boyfriend jeans as well. With all that said, let's get to steps of wearing a blanket scarf as a poncho.
- Step 1: Create a rectangle, by fold the blanket scarf in half. Drape it over your shoulders, and simply bunch it up towards the top.
- Step 2: You're going to take one side of the blanket scarf, bring it around tuck it in.
- Step 3: Lastly, bring the other side around and tuck that in as well. You will need to do a little reshaping and tucking until you have a triangle shape in front in front of your blanket scarf.
Sure, just about every one of us instantly coveted the Burberry blanket scarf when we first saw it coming down the Fall 2014 runway, but then so did everybody else. It also didn't help that Burberry has gifted a large number of their monogrammed Heritage Check blanket scarves to models, celebrities, and street style stars, so by the time the Spring/Summer collections rolled-around, the ubiquitous Burberry version was seen coming and going on just about everyone at one point or another.
However, there are so many beautiful versions of the blanket scarf out there right now, it would seem to be a disservice to stick to the one style that has been spotted on absolutely everyone. Just about every imaginable fashion outlet from the high street to the high end has got at least one or two variations on the theme this season – why not try some of them out?
Go Head First Into the Trend
Don't forget that at the end of the day, this warm and cozy oversized blanket scarf is actually a very pragmatic fall and winter accessory. Instead of draping it around your shoulders, try aiming a bit higher and fashioning your blanket scarf into a hood. You can still take advantage of that effortless, wrapped-up look, just pull one of the sections up around your head and you are not only looking chic and mysterious, but you will be toasty warm on your morning walk to the train.
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