• Video: How to style a blanket / oversized scarf

    As some of you may have seen on my Instagram, I’ve been living in these oversized blanket 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 learned a few favorite favorite ways to style a blanket scarf.

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    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:


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

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    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

    • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

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


    • Debonita March 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

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


    • Diana March 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

      Love over sized scarves, great post.

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

      So cute! Love the video:P

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

      Great video! Love blanket scarves – I have way too many of them! ❤

    • Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      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!:)
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    • fromheretotherexoxo March 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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


    • 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

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    • 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

    • 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

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    • 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.


    • myemptybag March 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

      lovely scarf and great tips!!!

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    • Annika March 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

      Great video, thanks for the tips!:)


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

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

    • Chloe Yang March 5, 2015 at 5:50 pm

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

      in love with your scarf!!!!!


    • 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

    • 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.


    • 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!


    • 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

    • mybeautrip March 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

      So inspiring! Scarf looks perfect in so many ways!


    • 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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