Wrap, poncho, scarf, shawl—whatever you like to call it, there’s probably one (or dozens) piled in your closet, begging to be part of fall’s golden scenery. But it’s time to do a little spring fall cleaning by updating your wardrobe with the most versatile piece this season—the blanket scarf. It’s a crave-worthy, all-in-one accessory that you can wrap, layer, belt and twist to make every #OOTD even cozier. Yep, it’s that good.
Trade in your fave summer zip-up for a cool-weather-ready blanket scarf that will keep you toasty during an afternoon at the apple orchard. Rather than hiding behind a bulky fall jacket (because it’s not that cold yet!), drape the scarf around your shoulders like a chic cape. If your picture perfect day ends in an apple pie-induced food coma (as we sincerely hope it does), snuggle up on the couch with your new favorite accessory as a perfect blanket sub-in. No worries if you go all Linus over this one – we won’t judge.
Want to learn a magic trick? Turn your scarf into a faux poncho by loosely draping the blanket scarf over your shoulders, cinched at the waist with a wide belt. The opportunity to flaunt your curves while maintaining sweater-level comfort? Count. Us. In. And when you pair this autumn stunner with tall boots in earthy tones (of course) and a bright red lip, it’s the perfect upgrade from the standard puffy vest for a laid back afternoon with the ladies.
If there’s one thing that makes our hearts pitter patter as much as the first PSL of the season, it’s letting a classic scarf be the icing on our fall wardrobe cake. From infinities to your go-to winter warmer, the blanket does it all.
- bandana-esque: Tie the ends of a blanket scarf together and loop it behind your neck for an oversized bandana look. Pair it with a long sweater and glam accessories like a faux fur vest, chunky ankle booties and big sunglasses for a glam take on fall’s finest.
- chunky chic: For a look that can go from the office to your alma mater’s tailgate, simply loop the scarf around your neck a few times, leaving you with the biggest, comfiest scarf around. A classic top knot and hoop earrings will get your laid-back look ready for whatever the day may bring.
- twist and shout: If it’s one of those mornings when you just don’t wanna get out of bed, opt for the look-good-with-zero-effort routine. Step 1. Throw on an oversized sweater. Step 2. Twist your blanket scarf around your neck, leaving the ends loose like a layered necklace. Step 3. Zip-up ankle boots. Step 4. Rock your day.
As you embrace cooler temps ahead, explore the multiple ways this one piece can change your entire look. The essential fall statement is one that’s sure to be on repeat all season long!