I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that my blanket scarf has been my most worn piece this winter. I wear it over jackets, sweaters, dresses…I wrap myself up in it at my desk, I toss it over my shoulders when I’m at a girlfriend’s or when I’m out for dinner…let’s just say that it’s my socially acceptable (and stylish) security blanket.
Because of it’s ability to keep your face warm without making you look like you’re about to knock over a bank, this chameleon of the accessory world is quickly becoming the cold-weather-braving fashionista’s go-to item. There are typically 2 types of blanket scarves: a square one and an oblong or rectangular one. While a square one is slightly more versatile (i.e. there are a couple more ways to wear it), a rectangular blanket scarf might be a better option for those of you that are more petite and are worried about getting swallowed up in extra yards of fabric. Ok, so I know that a blanket scarf might not look like much on the shelf, but you’ll be amazed at all the different ways you can tie it, flip it and roll it into that perfect finishing touch.
See how our ‘Girl in Focus’ Britney Gill wears her blanket scarf.
Wilfred Diamond Mosaic Blanket
There's a reason that you see everybody wearing this popular diamond mosaic patterned beauty. Made from 100% Australian Wool (not the scratchy kind) and finished by hand, this scarf is available in over 25 different colour combinations just in case neutrals aren't your thing.
Available at Aritzia $85*
LORD & TAYLOR Striped Fringed Blanket
Whether your outfit needs that little something extra or you need a little bit of extra warmth on those cool January days, this simple fringed scarf is for you. It's lightweight feel and rectangular shape gives you the blanket scarf look without adding too much bulk.
Available at Hudson's Bay $68*
Monk & Lou Lolah Ikat Print Scarf
This reversible rustic-inspired scarf is a perfect addition to any outfit. Wear it curled up around your neck, long and draped over your shoulders or tied in the middle with the ends hanging down.
Available at Plenty $39*
You can never really go wrong with a grey scarf - especially one that's machine washable.
Available at H&M $19.99*
Stripe Blanket Scarf
Navy is one of those colours that a lot of people shy away from because they don't know what to pair it with. You're in luck, navy plays extremely well with this season's neutral palettes of beiges and greys. So come on, give navy a try.
Available at Le Chateau $39.95*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.