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