Une Jolie Echarpe. A Beautiful Scarf
It all started with the Zara scarf last year. You know which one I mean. The one that every blogger was obsessed over, it was featured on every blog and IG account for months and has resurfaced this fall too. Normally, something this trendy would have faded away, but the classic print, style and general coziness of this scarf is making it a perennial favorite.
I’ve always worn scarves throughout every season, embracing my inner French woman with this chic accessory, but the Zara blanket scarf took my love of scarves to a much bigger (literally) and bolder style.
The scarf was released during my last weeks in Paris. I was in Zara the day it came out, but I wasn’t able to buy it at the time. The were about 20 or so scarves on the shelves so I wasn’t worried about coming back the next day. When I came back early the next day there was only.one.left. I desperately clutched the scarf to my chest as I quickly made my way to the register.
I immediately wore the scarf around Paris. I loved the style, size, fabric and print. It mixed as easily with my winter coat, vest, sweaters as it did with my moto jacket. Obviously, I wasn’t alone in this lovey dove feeling for the blanket scarf since I constantly spotted at least one person per day also wearing my scarf. Normally, this much saturation over a product would have turned me off, but the warmth, comfort, utter softness and overall winter “feel” the scarf exuded pushed any dislike away.
Since that fateful day, my addiction to blanket scarves (and how to wear them) has become intense. I love coming up with new ways to wear the infamous plaid blanket scarf, along with a few other versions I have bought in the past year. Listed below are my four favorite ways to wear a blanket scarf.
Blanket Scarf Styling Tips:
The plaid print works with solids, looking especially chic against cream or grey, yet it also mixes perfectly with classic stripes and a touch of leopard.
1. I always start with the scarf folded in a triangle and then proceed to each new step. Grab the scarf at both ends with the point in front of you. Wrap the long ends around your neck once with the points in front of you. Tie in a small knot in front about halfway up the long points, adjusting the length to suit the design and fluff the scarf up over the knotted part.
2. Repeat the previous first step from option one, but this time tie the ends of the long points together and tuck under the fluffed up part of the front of the scarf.
3. Repeat the steps from option 1, but rather than tying off the ends, allow them to dangle freely and fluff up the scarf.
4. Drape the triangular shaped scarf over your shoulders and allow the ends to dangle loosely in front.
Be sure to check out this one, this one and this one for the newest blanket scarves of the season.