Video: How to style a blanket / oversized scarf

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As some of you may have seen on my Instagram, I’ve been living in these oversized scarves this winter! I actually shied away from the big square size for a long time thinking it’d overwhelm my frame, but after experiencing how warm they are against the elements I’m not turning back! They’ve been a key part of my daily commute, and also conveniently serve as a shawl for when the office AC is blasting. Through playing around and trial and error, I’ve figured out a few favorite ways to style big scarves and have demonstrated them in this video:

All of the styles I’m sharing today start with a square scarf folded in half into a triangle, but you can easily adapt for other shapes as well. A few readers mentioned that to cut down on the volume, they actually took scissors to their scarves and cut the square into two triangles. I personally wouldn’t do this because I like the volume for warmth (and also the raw cut edge might unravel), but just wanted to pass along this idea…

This has been my personal favorite style – variation #2 of the “handkerchief” in my video:

blanketscarf

And the easiest way – variation #1 of the “handkerchief” from my video:

blue check scarf

Which is your favorite styling method shown? : )

 

52 thoughts on “Video: How to style a blanket / oversized scarf

  • The AC Scoop March 4, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Thank you so much for making our scarves look so fantastic in so many ways! XO

  • Dressed With Soul March 4, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Many thanks for this really helpful post and expecially the video as I own so many oversized blankets but had so far not really a good idea how to wear them 🙂 Btw: your blanket is a wonderful piece!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Wow!! Great job!!! Please make more videos.. Spring lookbook??;)

    Shenu

  • Debonita March 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I love the scarf. It looks so pretty on you/

    http://www.elegantlyfashionable.com

  • Diana March 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Love over sized scarves, great post.

    || D I A N A ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • Sasa Zoe March 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    So cute! Love the video:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Rebecca Chung March 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Great video! Love blanket scarves – I have way too many of them! ❤
    http://www.munchiesandmusings.com

  • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Hi!
    How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Just trying to gauge my size b/c I don't really know my measurements… thank you!!

  • Cher March 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Great post, Jean! Your videos are always so good!

  • Kira Savchenko March 4, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Such a great and practical post! Thanks!:)
    Kira
    Kira Is Wearing
    xx

  • fromheretotherexoxo March 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks! I've been struggling with everything but the handkerchief style — appreciate the help!

    Tash
    https://fromheretotherexoxo.wordpress.com/

  • Mai Lowe March 4, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    AMAZING video!! So incredibly helpful!! Thanks so much and please do more of these :). If I may request, can you do a denim guide? 😀 There are so many skinny jeans out there it's hard to cut down through all the choices. I know it's such a personal decision but would love your take!

  • jessydust March 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Yay for a new video! I've tried a few of these techniques already, but haven't done the belted look yet. The blanket scarves I own might be too thick, but it's worth a shot! I'm not sure if you've seen these yet, but I recently shared a couple of reversible blanket scarves on my blog (http://www.jessydust.com/2015/03/reversible-blanket-scarf-houndstooth.html that I thought you might like. The patterns/colour combos go well with many outfits and I think they would suit you too! : )

  • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Thank you Jean – loved the video. I've never really known how to style my blanket scarf so this is perfect! x

  • Fancyherstyle March 4, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    such a great demonstration! Thank you for the video! xx andrea

    Fancy Her Style

  • Suzie Q March 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Such a cute video! Love all of the variations that you demonstrated! I can't get enough of big blanket scarves either this season, so thanks for all of the great tips!

    xo, Suzie Q
    StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

  • Joyce TeawithMD March 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I love all of these scarf tips, especially the second one with the tie! You always look so cute with your blanket scarves and I was hoping you'd do a tutorial one day

    xo
    joyce
    http://www.teawithmd.com
    A dermatologist's health & beauty blog!

  • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Jean you are adorable! This video reminded of the demos that flight stewards give prior to planes taking off…with an fashion twist of course!

    Can I ask what your thoughts are on wearing the oversized scarf in the work place?

    Is it strictly a non-work appropriate casual piece or something you only wear while commuting to work?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Elle C. March 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I always wear my scarves the same way — I love these suggestions, great post!! https://hideorgochic.wordpress.com

  • Anonymous March 5, 2015 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for this awesome video!! Loved the ending! 🙂 Please make more videos… always love them! 🙂

  • Miriam Henderson March 5, 2015 at 3:17 am

    I love your tips for wearing a blanket scarf! Thank you for sharing.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  • myemptybag March 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    lovely scarf and great tips!!!

    M.
    My Fashion Blog

  • Annika March 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Great video, thanks for the tips!:)

    http://www.somewherebyannika.blogspot.fi

  • Petite-ish March 5, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    My favorite is the last way you "wear" it. Haha, you're adorable, Jean!

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  • Chloe Yang March 5, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    in love with your scarf!!!!!

    http://chloesfashionlogbook.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous March 5, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Hi Jean! Thanks for the video. May I ask what is the background music? It sounds very familiar but unfortunately googling a tune is not something we can (yet) easily do.

  • RR March 5, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    These looks are so cute! I just love your blog! ! I recently launched my own blog at citygirlsavings.com, where we empower women to achieve financial independence while maintaining a fashionable lifestyle. We are already up and running and would love it if you checked us out sometime! Keep up the amazing work!
    XO, CGS Team
    http://citygirlsavings.com

  • Paola March 6, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Thank you very much for your tips!

  • Aileen March 6, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks for the great styling tips! I just bought this cotton linen scarf from Uniqlo for $14.90: https://m.uniqlo.com/us/product/cotton-linen-stole-139955.html?color=09. It measures 55 inches square and is a great lightweight option for spring and summer!

  • Huafu Wholesale Handbags March 6, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Amazing way to wear scarves

  • Caroline March 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    love it! thanks for sharing the different ways of wearing a shawl. very classy, as always, jean!

  • Marie March 6, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I thought blanket scarves are overwhelming for my petite frame but I was totally wrong. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous March 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Excellent and fun post! Can you please tell me how large, in inches, the scarf you are using in the video is? Thanks!

  • Cynthia Nguyen March 7, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Very cute ways to wear the blanket scarf! Unfortunately I recently lost mine but seeing this post makes me want to find it again or replace it.

    Cynthia
    http://www.pinchofchic.com

  • tailoredandtrue March 7, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    This is a fantastic video I love the scarf suggestions! The blanket scarf look is so wonderful!

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

  • Valentina March 8, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Great post, fun and helpful. I'd like to say that I think you're stunning <3
    Have a nice Sunday
    Valentina
    http://www.mybubblyzone.com/

  • mybeautrip March 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

    So inspiring! Scarf looks perfect in so many ways!

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

  • Yoyo March 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    love the video and the fun music!

  • A Golden Tulip March 9, 2015 at 1:11 am

    The last couch style is my fav 😉 but seriously great style options…thanks, i have a similar one from target, and i am gonna get on styling it these ways..

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