3 Easy Ways to Tie a Blanket Scarf
In case you haven’t heard, the blanket scarf is the IT accessory of the season. The bigger, the better. Go big, or go home.
I have often confessed my love/hate relationship with scarves. I like them on everyone else, but not so much on myself. I’ve decided it is time to make peace with the scarf because it is such a fun and affordable fashion accessory, and how can you not love having an excuse to wrap up in a blanket on those cold winter days!?!
If you struggle with how to style a scarf, this post is for you. I did some research and practiced a bit so I can bring you 3 easy ways to tie a blanket scarf.
First, what is a blanket scarf? A blanket scarf is a thick, oversized scarf, usually in the shape of a square.
If you’re especially budget conscious, you can easily make your own. My friend Amy at Mom Advice has a great tutorial on making your own blanket scarves.
Here are 3 easy ways to tie a blanket (or oversized) scarf.
This is a fairly traditional method, and it works with a long oversized scarf or a square blanket scarf. Here’s how you do it.
- Fold it in half, lengthwise.
- Gather it together.
- Place it around the back of your neck, leaving one side longer than the other.
- Take the long side and wrap around the back of your neck and bring it back to the front.
- Take that end and slip it through the loop.
- Adjust to your liking.
I styled this scarf with black jeans and a black moto jacket over a black long-sleeve tee. I added leopard pumps for fun. I love a monochromatic all-black outfit every once in a while. It’s edgy and chic.
This outfit is perfect for a winter date night.
This is another fun way to wear an oversized scarf, and I love this because you can totally wrap up in it and stay warm if you’re at an outside event, or even inside when it’s chilly. I’m always cold. Here’s how you do it.
- Hold the scarf out wide and scrunch the top just a bit, folding the fringe under.
- Drape it over your shoulders.
- Bring it around so the ends are in front.
- Adjust to your liking. You can also belt it if you’d like.
Here’s how it looks from the side.
This is the most common way I see people styling the true blanket scarf. This definitely works best with a square, although it can be done with a rectangle, or so I hear. I am not that coordinated.
- Fold the scarf across to create a triangle.
- Grab the two far ends of the triangle with each hand.
- Cross the two ends behind your head.
- Pull them around to the front.
- Tuck the two ends under the rest of the scarf, or leave them dangling to each side. It’s up to you. Style as desired.
So there you go — 3 easy ways to style a blanket scarf, or oversized scarf if that’s what you have. Which is your favorite!?!
You may also like this post: Are Blanket Scarves Still In Style for 2018?
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