If there’s one thing every girl needs in her winter wardrobe, it’s a big, cosy blanket scarf. The bigger the better, if you ask us. But aside from just burying your face in its fluffy fibres, there are certain tricks to know when it comes to wearing a blanket scarf well. You’ve got a lot of fabric to play with, after all. So to help you navigate your way around all that snuggly material, we’ve picked out three of our favourite street style–approved ways to wear the trusty blanket scarf. Cue Lucy Williams, Camille Charrière and Lisa Aiken all rocking theirs, with the shopping picks you’ll need to re-create each look.
Keep scrolling for the Who What Wear UK guide to styling a blanket scarf this winter.
1. The Big Wrap-Around
Thought a big blanket scarf was too cumbersome to wrap around your neck? Take a tip from Lucy Williams and look for finer fabrics like cashmere or silk blends; then keep the loops loose.
2. The Belt Tuck
A classic Burberry move—open up your blanket scarf and drape it around your shoulders like a shawl. Then to keep things feeling chic, cinch it all in with a thin belt. It's an easy way to make the scarf a part of your outfit rather than an accessory you throw on last. Extra points if you go for the coat drape like Camille Charrière.
3. The Statement Shawl
This works best with huge blanket scarves made from cosy wool blends, felt or fluffy textures. Simply wrap it around your shoulders outside of your coat or jacket to make it the focus of your look. Add a smarter touch by popping your collar over it, and go for bold prints like Lisa Aiken did to make a statement.
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