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 (or Lenny Kravitz, for that matter). 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 four of our favourite street style–approved ways to wear the trusty blanket scarf. Cue Lucy Williams, Camille Charrière and Lisa Aiken all in theirs, with the shopping picks you’ll need to re-create each look. Keep scrolling for the Who What Wear guide to styling a blanket scarf this winter.
1. The Tonal Drape
For an autumn/winter 2018 twist on the blanket scarf look, take your cues from this tonal ensemble. Packing plenty of ’70s appeal, we love how this showgoer has complemented a retro-print dress with a camel-coloured scarf, which she leaves untied and draped over her shoulders.
2. The Belt Tuck
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A classic 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 a shoulder-robed coat like Camille Charrière.
3. 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.
4. The Oversized Shawl
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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.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated