3 Ways to Tie a Blanket Scarf This Winter

Winter is no longer coming, it’s fully arrived. Cue the floor-length coats and piles of warm winter accessories. The one versatile item that's as stylish as it is cozy? The blanket scarf. Aside from being able to throw it on over any outfit, the extra-large scarf is easily worn in so many different ways, depending on your mood or personal style. To inspire a bit of your outerwear strategy this winter, we’re highlighting how to tie a blanket scarf three ways, with easy step-by-step instructions to follow.

Give your look an overall polish by wearing a belt at your waist, wrapping it over the scarf. Maybe you just want to keep all the warmth you can get? In that case, you have to try the "cozy shoulder wrap" for a classic finish. Or perhaps you're running out the door and need to quickly throw on an extra layer, in which case, simply throw on a blanket scarf over your shoulders and go. We’re breaking down how to tie a blanket scarf in three cool ways to make your winter wardrobe that much chicer.


Belt It
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Step 1: Fold your scarf horizontally so that it's long and narrow.

Step 2: Drape it over your shoulders evenly but loosely.

Step 3: Take a belt and fasten it at your waist so that it cinches the scarf in the front.

Step 4: Layer over and under!


The Cozy Shoulder Wrap
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Step 1: Drape your (unfolded) scarf evenly over both shoulders.

Step 2: Pull one of the front corners back behind the opposite shoulder, tucking it underneath the scarf.

Step 3: Take the remaining front corner, place it over the opposite shoulder, and tuck it in behind your neck to keep it in place.

Tip: The bigger the scarf, the better. 


Throw It on and Go
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Step 1: Fold your scarf horizontally so that it's long and narrow.

Step 2: Drape it over your shoulders evenly but loosely.

Step 3: Wear it slightly longer on one side for an effortless vibe.

Tip: The thicker the material of the scarf, the better.

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