The Essentials on the Blanket Scarf September 14, 2015 12:41

The time has come to say goodbye to our record-breaking Seattle summer, and embrace the return of Fall. But it isn't all bad, accompanying the cooler temps and rainy days are a few of our favorite things: Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Blue Fridays, and cozy accessories. Living in Seattle, it is tempting to simply throw on your favorite sweater and black leggings, but the art of cold weather fashion is in the accessories.

Scarves are the dedicated fall accessory to not only keep your outfit effortlessly on-point, but also to keep you warm as the temperature drops. A scarf is the perfect layering tool, as you can wear it with anything from a light-weight tee to layers of sweaters and jackets. This being said, lets step it up a notch with the undeniably trendy yet comfortable, blanket scarf. This oversized, plush, hybrid of a scarf is a must have for this Season.

Blanket scarves will soon be one of your favorite accessories, but first you should explore the many ways a blanket scarf can enhance your day-to-day style. These voluptuous scarves can be understandably hard to maneuver due to their considerable amount of fabric. But trust us, this trend is worth a little extra attention now, and will soon become second nature. So, if your ready to embrace the coziest trend of the season, we’ve got you covered!

 

 

The Basic Tie:
Step 1:
Lay the scarf across the nape of your neck (typical scarf position).

Step 2: Pull one side of the scarf down, making one side (much) longer than the other.

Step 3: Loop the longer side around your neck. Yes, all the way around!

Step 4: Pull the long side through the loop.

Step 5: Fluff & adjust (to fit your desired look).

 

The Small Tie: For the days you want your scarf to look… less huge.

Step 1: Start with the scarf fully opened, and hold it by it’s top edges.

Step 2: Fold the scarf diagonally to create a triangle (hold the scarf by its top edges).

Step 3: Holding on to the top edges, wrap the scarf around your neck.

Step 4: Pull the edges of the scarf down to your preferable length.

Step 5: Fluff & Adjust.

 

The Triangle Tie:

Step 1: Start out with the scarf completely unfolded.

Step 2: Taking two opposite sides, fold it diagonally to create a triangle.

Step 3: Wrap the scarf around your neck with the point facing down.

Step 4: Pull the ends to tighten the scarf around your neck. 

Step 5: Tuck in the ends of the scarf so that they aren't visible.

Step 6: Fluff & Adjust.

 

A few other Chic & Effortless looks: 

The Cape: Drape your Blanket Scarf across your back like a cape, and swing one side over the opposite shoulder.

 

The Belt: Lay your scarf across the nape of your neck, and pull the two edges down to an even (or almost even) length. Then belt it around your waist.

The Infinity: Tie the ends of your scarf into a knot, then wrap it around your neck as many times as you would like. 

The Coat: Drape the scarf over your shoulders. You can belt this at the waist to add a little extra detail. 

The Knot: Lay the scarf across your back like a cape, and knot the two ends under your chin. Rotate the scarf around so the knot like on the back of your shoulder blade, for an effortless but very chic look.

The Shall: Fold your scarf in half once, (and again for a thinner look), then drape the scarf across your shoulders.

 

The blanket scarf has endless possibilities so don’t be afraid to play around with it and try something new. Fall brings a plethora of newness into our lives: new season, new school year, new job, new relationship…whatever it is give yourself an added confidence boost with this new accessory.

Get your perfect blanket scarf in store now!

 

 

This article was an Essentials collaboration, written by Tessa Tudor, photos by Erin McKiernan