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Are Scarves Out of Style?

*Updated November 2020* One of the most common questions I’m getting right now is, Are scarves in style this year? 

Are scarves in style for 2018? Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but scarf styles do go in and out. Here's how to wear scarves for 2018 | Winter Scarf Outfit | Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf

Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but scarf styles do go in and out of vogue, and right now we’re definitely seeing a shift away from infinity scarves and those big square plaid blanket scarves that were all over the blogs a couple years ago, as well as the filmy, printed scarves styled as the focal point of an outfit.

But scarves are most certainly being worn as an appropriate outerwear accessory, and go big or go home is the motto for scarves right now. I’m seeing a lot of longer, thicker scarves with the big fringe on the fashion-forward blogs I follow.

A More Modern Blanket Scarf

Are scarves in style? Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but scarf styles do go in and out. Here's how to wear scarves for 2018 | Winter Scarf Outfit | Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf

I found this cozy blanket scarf at Anthropologie. It’s incredibly soft and thick and very warm. (HINT: choose the Pick Up In Store option to avoid shipping fees.)

This is the perfect winter scarf to throw on if you’re going to an outdoor football game or festival type of event on a cold day because it’s as practical as it is pretty.

I wore this scarf on with an ivory sweater, my favorite AG skinnies, and black booties. Then I added a black quilted vest for extra warmth and added interest.

Are scarves in style for 2018? | Winter Scarf Outfit | Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf

I also wanted to show this outfit with my leather jacket for a more urban vibe.

My leather jacket is old, but this is what I’d wear if I were going to be walking around downtown Philly for the day, or if we were going out to eat at an outdoor venue.

Are scarves in style for 2018? | Winter Scarf Outfit | Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf

If you’re not sure about wearing a scarf that’s this big and bulky, that’s totally understandable. It’s a lot of scarf! I rounded up some other on-trend options below.

Are scarves in style? Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but scarf styles do go in and out. Here's how to wear scarves for 2018 | Winter Scarf Outfit | Anthropologie Cozy Blanket Scarf

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31 thoughts on “Are Scarves Out of Style?

  1. I end up missing out on a lot of the cool weather trends living in CA. We’re still having lots of days in the 80’s. I’m not complaining though, because I love the warmer temps, but I do miss shopping for fun winter clothing. Love the long fringe on this scarf. Have a great weekend!

  2. That scarf is fabulous! Well, the whole outfit is fantastic too, but I can just imagine how cozy that thing must be. Gorgeous color too!

  3. I love all things warm and cozy when the temps dip. I like it when you shop your closet….. Since most of don’t have infinite closet space or shopping budgets, its good to use what we have and freshen it up with a trendy piece. Thanks for the Kohl’s blog yesterday too!

    Enjoy the game tomorrow! Please share any pics of the marching band if you like. Blankets, hot chocolate and cozy sweaters keep the cold at bay.

  4. REally like the outfit. Question, I know you say you wear those booties without socks because it has the dip in front. How do they fit without socks? Are they a little big? I bought a pair of booties like that but to wear them with out socks, I’m afraid they’ll slip. Thoughts? And is it ever ok to wear that style of bootie with socks?

  5. I know this isn’t really a post about hair… BUT, I love the way your hair is styled in the post and how long and wavy it is!! You look amazing!!!

  6. Love the scarf!  It’s nice to see they are still in style this year.  They are such a fun and easy accessory.  The color is beautiful on you.  The pumpkin/dark orange is calling me this year! 

  7. Love that scarf and the color on you looks great. Yes we are back up to double digits and mild rainy weather for the weekend and then back to single cold digits.. Weather please make up your mind…. I love scarfs so glad to see they are still on trend.
    Have a great weekend.

  8. We rarely get cod enough to wear your gorgeous scarf. I love the long fringe though. So,  the takeaway for me is Fringe. Lighter weight fringe ones will be in rotation this winter. I love scarves! They add a bit of color, pattern and that extra styling to any outfit. 

  9. Your hair looks so thick and nice in these pictures.  Not that it doesn’t always look nice but love the way you have it curled.  Love the scarf…..and outfit. I love scarves, so hope they never go out but I know what you mean……styles change.  The infinity does seem to be out right now. I have several too.  Isn’t it just not right when the weather doesn’t cooperate with what we plan to wear? 🙂 LOL.  I know you looked forward to wearing the orange scarf on Halloween. 🙂  Have a great weekend.  

  10. I absolutely love your outfit.  You look adorable.
    I may copy you for my Christmas open house outing with friends but wear my red scarf.  
    Have a great time at the game😊

  11. Jolynne I love that pumpkin colored scarf! It looks great. What do you think about circle scarfs. Are they still in style or should I put them in the back of my scarf drawer for now?

  12. Beautiful color scarf on you; compliments your dark hair and fair skin so well!  Wish I needed it. 

    I’m in a sleeveless olive green top, skinny jeans and leopard print Sam Edelman sandals today 😊 as it’s 90 degrees out …..soooo hot!  However I have a student whose family just moved out here from Chicago and they are so happy with the weather! His mom said she never wants to go back as she was wearing a sleeveless sundress and flip flops! 😎 I told her that’s why a lot of Southern Californians barbecue turkeys on Thanksgiving. 🦃

  13. Love how you styled this outfit. The orange scarf looks great on you! Just picked up that scarf the other day in red.  I can’t wait to use it now that we are getting chilly weather.  I love scarves! 

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