TREND WATCH: BLANKET SCARVES
It’s not often that fashion hands you both comfort and style in one fell swoop, but blanket scarves are the exception. Warm, cosy and bang on-trend, these beauties not only have the Burberry seal of approval but have been spotted on every sartorially savvy celebrity from Cara Delevingne to Suki Waterhouse.
Aside from being gorgeously snug, blanket scarves are an easy way to give your winter wardrobe an instant update. They look great paired with the staples – black jeans and an oversized knit – but also work well with a laid-back dress and boots. For extra style points, wear with a fedora and dark sunglasses – you’ll have the press after you in no time.
Whether you’re using one to snuggle under on a long-haul flight or to keep warm on a winter walk, there’s no wrong way to wear a blanket scarf. We’ve listed our favourite styles below:
Try wrapping the blanket around yourself as you would a normal-sized scarf. This creates a super cosy, oversized look that works perfectly with a leather jacket and tote bag. Loosen the main loop of the scarf so it’s the same length as the ends for the ultimate city chic look. If there’s too much fabric left over after you’ve wrapped the scarf around you, simply tie the ends together in a loose knot.
For a more relaxed look, drape the blanket scarf over your shoulders leaving both sides hanging down. This is a great option to show off statement jewellery or that awesome fishtail plait you’re rocking. If you’re feeling particularly glam, why not try flicking one end over your shoulder for a look worthy of Fashion Week front row.
Using a belt to pull together your blanket scarf is a great way to create a cape-like effect. Wrap the scarf around yourself as you would a blanket, then cinch it together with a leather belt to bring the look together. This is a great way to keep warm and looks great paired with some knee high boots.