It’s fall, y’all, and you know what that means. Blanket scarf season!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has a love/hate relationship with these bad boys. You buy a really awesome one, and when it’s actually time to put it on, you can’t figure out how to wear it. They’re so big and bulky that they can either look like they’re swallowing you or choking you! Well, after some research and a little trial and error, I found some ways that I love.
Here are my 4 favorite ways to wear a blanket scarf:
#1 The Simple Loop:
This is definitely my go-to. I love it because it goes well with most tops, which is not always the case for other tying methods. All you do lay the scarf flat, then roll it up hotdog style, and loop it around your neck. Note: this only works for triangle and rectangle shaped scarves, it’s not so great for squares.
#2 The Poncho
The perfect way to keep your shoulders warm when you wear it with a sleeveless sweater! I love this style because blanket scarves can really look like they were made to be worn as a poncho or a scarf equally, so it’s a great way to mix it up if you’ve already worn your favorite as a scarf a few times.
#3 The Classic Throw and Go
Have a stain on your shirt, or did you eat too much at dinner? This is the style for you! It’s how I styled my blanket scarf for the majority of this shoot. It’s simple, cozy, and always easy.
#4 The Neck Warmer
I learned this little trick from my bestie in college! All you do it roll up the scarf, fold it end-to-end, put it around your neck, and pull the loose ends through the loop. If you’ve got long hair like me, this style usually looks better with your hair up in a pony or bun. Otherwise, there’s a lot going on in the neck area. (PS could I be any more tilted? Scoliosis problems).
Voila! Those are my 4 favorite ways to wear a blanket scarf. Also, I want to add that checking the fabric of your scarf before you buy is super important. Even if you don’t have a wool allergy like me, if anyone wears a wool scarf around their neck for a few hours, they’re going to be uncomfortable. (Plus, we should try and be friends to the animals, right?). Unfortunately, nice fabric means higher price tags, but you can find cheaper scarves with fabric that’s still good. Look for cotton blends, acrylics, rayons, or polyester blends. If you can find one that’s under $40 and 100% cotton, BUY IT! That’s like the Sasquatch of scarves…you know they’re out there, but you can’t seem to find them.
Also, no fall outfit is complete without the perfect boots. These babies by Zooshoo are the perfect heel height for comfort and I love the two-tones! If you don’t have chunky-heeled boots this fall, you’ve gotta reconsider.