One of the most comfortable accessories to cozy up in as the temperatures drop is a blanket scarf. I mean, come on, you’re wearing a freaking blanket. How much more comfortable can you get? Blanket scarves are giant rectangles of warm, fringed, wool fabric. They don’t always fold into the greatest square, but they can be styled so many different ways.
The most obvious way to wear a blanket scarf is just to toss it around your neck. This works really well with a regular scarf or when you’re in a rush to get out the door (always), but since the blanket scarf is so big and bulky, it’s not the best or most creative way to wear it.
I love my scarf with this red shift dress, since the wine color of the dress pulls out the red accent in the scarf. A nude shift dress or jeans would also be killer with this scarf. These over the knee boots with low heels and a space at the back of the knee are also so great for walking in.
Anyway, back to the scarf. Try wearing it belted! When I first saw this style, I thought I wouldn’t like it. Just try it. It’s super comfortable and warm, and actually looks pretty great. The scarf drapes over your shoulders and down the front like a shawl. If the belting is awkward, you can always pin or toss one end over your shoulder for more of a traditional shawl look.
Try wearing your blanket scarf as a vest. Pin or tie two ends together with the center of the scarf end. I used a safety pin to hold my wool scarf, but I do this with a little knot in lighter weight scarves. For me, this style affords the greatest ease of movement. Since comfort is really a priority for my daily life, this style takes the cake.
My blanket scarf sold out in less than a week! These scarves can be really hard to get a hold of right now because they make such great gifts, and the cold is starting to push down from the North. Here are a few similar styles that are so great, and a few more ideas for how to wear them: