Pumpkin spice and everything nice, fall is finally here and tis the season for sweaters, booties, layering and my absolute favorite, blanket scarves.
With prints and colors of every assortment, a blanket scarf is the must-have addition to your fall wardrobe as they pair nicely with just about everything, adding a cozy touch to a fall sweater or a little bit of warmth to a cute vest. I’d be lying if I said these adorable pieces weren’t worth the price as I’ll admit, I own twelve! Like many other fashion staples, these scarves come in many different styles from the traditional rectangle to a gigantic square. Typically, I like to opt for scarves that come in big squares that make it easy to fold and wrap into cute chunky bundles (not sure how to wrap? – it’s easy! Check out the how-to below.)
Luckily for you, blanket scarves are an easy find as they are sold at just about every big retailer. I have already seen several stores this fall selling these classic fall staples; Target, H&M, Forever 21, Old Navy and GAP are some of the larger retailers but on a local scale, check out Heartbreaker in Uptown and Urban Violet in NE Minneapolis. Grab some coffee and support these local stores, and ultimately, find your perfect fall scarf! . . . (P.s. for all you online shoppers, be sure to check out amazon and Lulu’s for some super cute options! I advise to read comments and reviews prior to purchasing for the best results.)
Found that perfect scarf? Great! Here’s a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your new scarf.
The simplest and most common way of wearing a blanket scarf. Fold the square diagonally to make a triangle, drape the scarf over your neck with the ends facing the
back, cross the ends behind your neck an pull forwards bringing the two ends to the front.
Style Tip: Make ends meet
Clean up the classic loose style and make ends meet by taking the ends of the scarf hanging in front, tie into a knot, and tuck behind the main triangle of the scarf to create a handkerchief look.
Effortlessly casual, another quick and easy option for making the most out of your blanket scarf, simply fold the scarf into a big triangle, wrap around your body and drape the ends over your forearms.
Style Tip: Dress it up!
Take the shawl to another level with a skinny belt! Instead of draping the ends over your forearms, let the ends hang loose in the front, take a belt and wrap it around your waist, fastening in the front.