We have a possibility of snow in the forecast for the weekend! While I am definitely tired of the cold, snow is still a novelty. It makes the cold bearable. And you know what else makes the cold bearable? Blanket scarves!! Do you wear blanket scarves a lot? I love that they are in fashion. It is seriously like wearing a blanket in public! Greatest thing ever.
In this post, I’m sharing 4 ways to wear blanket scarves, AND my tips for keeping them from overwhelming your figure. For these photos, I used a very large rectangle scarf, but most of these will work just as well (or better!) with smaller square scarves.
The first style is the most common. It’s a very quick way to loop the scarf around your neck. Simply drape the scarf over your neck, with more material on one side than the other. Twist the longer side in towards your body, then wrap it around your neck. The twisting step helps the scarf stay more “condensed” and not get in the way of your face. This style is great under coats or by itself.
The second way is even simpler! Gather the scarf on either side of your neck, then tie two knots about midway down the length of the scarf. (If you have a larger bust, tie the knots lower down near your waist so they don’t get in the way.) The knots keep the scarf width manageable and shorten the length, meaning you don’t have to wrap it around your neck. This is one of my favorite ways to wear scarves indoors. It adds some warmth and interest but doesn’t look like you’re supposed to be outside.
I refer to this third one as the triangle tuck. This is easier with square scarves, but as you can see I made it work with a rectangle one too! Create a triangle with two ends of the scarf and a handful of extra material. If you’re using a square scarf, the triangle can be made by simply folding the scarf in half diagonally. Place the triangle against your body, point down. Take the extra material and wrap it around your neck, then tuck both ends under. This is a super cozy look and is great if you need a lot of warmth on both your neck and chest. It’s also great with collarless coats like THIS one.
I’ve saved my favorite for last! This particular style is the reason I wanted to work with such a large scarf to begin with! Drape the scarf over your shoulders, leaving plenty of material in the back. Use a belt to gather the material and cinch at your waist. Wear this with a dress or jeans when you’re out and about. It sort of acts as a scarf and a jacket and is SO classy!
Are any of these new to you? I like to experiment with multiple ways to wear one item and would love to hear your ideas! As the next cold front comes in, stay warm by using your blanket scarf!! 🙂