Blanket Scarf Tutorial!

By Amanda Whitegiver
January 17, 2018

Outfit Details

Top: Signature Cashmere V-Neck Tunic Sweater by L.L. Bean, size medium (reviewed here)

Bottom: Black skinny jean with 28″ inseam by J.Crew Factory, size 28 (reviewed here)

Shoes:
Velma by Korke Ease, size 37 (reviewed here)

Scarf:  Plaid Blanket Scarf by J.Crew Factory, one size

Disclosure: Amanda works at J.Crew

Tying a blanket scarf is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3 – 4

J.Crew Factory | Plaid Blanket Scarf| $59.50 $29.99 – $49.99
Size: one size

For every person who is hot all the time, there are probably at least 3 who are cold all the time. When I was growing up, I was always hot. Now that I’m in my 30’s with two children and (somehow) a lowish blood pressure, I find I’m almost always freezing. Enter the blanket scarf. Unless you live in over 70° temps all the time, it’s your new best friend. This versatile scarf can be worn as a cape-style wrap in the fall, and smoothly transitions to a “bring on your worst, nor’easter!” uber warm scarf in the winter. Pair with your favorite coat and you’re just as stylish as you are warm. It can also be found in my house doing double duty as a throw blanket. More often than not I conveniently leave it draped on my desk chair for when I find myself working late after the kids are in bed 😉.

My favorite is this one from J Crew Factory. I’ve had it for a full year, but it remains super soft, washes easily, doesn’t pill or shrink, and includes several of my favorite colors. There are currently five four colors available online, (the option shown in the photos is “ivory multi”). If they happen to sell out online before you can grab one (did I mention it’s on clearance!), they can often still be found at many store locations. What’s not to love? In the fall, I often just open this scarf up wide and drape it over my shoulders with whatever sweater I’m wearing. My other favorite option is to fold it on opposite corners to make a triangle and then wrap it around my neck. A scarf this big often seems to confuse people, I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve shown this simple wrapping technique to customers while working. With that in mind, we made a step by step tutorial. WITH PHOTOS. Enjoy!

Step 1

Open the scarf fully into the rectangle shape. Grab the top corner on one side of the rectangle, and the bottom corner on the other (basically, you’re grabbing diagonal corners)

Step 2

Keeping most of the scarf material in front of you, wrap one corner behind your neck and pull partway down your chest, at least to the bottom of your bra.

Step 3

Wrap the second corner across your chest and around the back of your neck (while still holding the first corner), pulling it down to end about level with the first corner.

Step 4

Pull on both ends to make this uneven triangle as loose or as tight as you prefer around your neck. This time of year, I’d recommend topping with your favorite wool or lightweight puffer coat. Enjoy being both stylish and super cozy!

Step 1

Open the scarf fully into the rectangle shape. Grab the top corner on one side of the rectangle, and the bottom corner on the other (basically, you’re grabbing diagonal corners)

Step 2

Keeping most of the scarf material in front of you, wrap one corner behind your neck and pull partway down your chest, at least to the bottom of your bra.

Step 3

Wrap the second corner across your chest and around the back of your neck (while still holding the first corner), pulling it down to end about level with the first corner.

Step 4

Pull on both ends to make this uneven triangle as loose or as tight as you prefer around your neck. This time of year, I’d recommend topping with your favorite wool or lightweight puffer coat. Enjoy being both stylish and super cozy!

DISCLOSURE
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