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? : )

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  1. Thanks for sharing this video, Actually I have so many blankets, scarves but I am just wearing it in simple ways and I never try to wear different style but after saw your video I will try other methods.. it’s really help for me and maybe it will help others.

    Posted 10.26.15 Reply
  2. I am loving the Blanket Scarf and I am impressed that you think different from others and you make your own style, and I like all your ways to wear Blanket Scarves. Thanks for sharing your idea.

    Posted 10.2.15 Reply
  3. Robin wrote:

    Thank you so much for the tips!! You make the scarf look wonderful!! My AC is always blasting at work, so I will make good use of these styles.

    Posted 9.22.15 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I loved the ideas so much I purchased two of them. The only issue is the material of one of the scarves causes a lot of static, so it clings to everything. Any suggestions for making it less static-y?

    Posted 4.8.15 Reply
  5. These are some great creative ideas.

    Diary of Elegance

    Posted 4.2.15 Reply
  6. This was such a great video! I love your style. You're just my size, so this video was really helpful for styling a blanket scarf in a flattering way! I just ordered my first one, so I can't wait to try out some looks!

    xx Julia
    Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 3.12.15 Reply
  7. Sheree Ho wrote:

    Really creative way to use scarf as outfits. Thank you for sharing.

    ~ xo Sheree

    Posted 3.10.15 Reply
  8. Amazing video!!! So helpful and informative <3

    Posted 3.10.15 Reply
  9. Aena wrote:

    I've been following your blog since the longest time. Absolutely love all your posts and pictures. They're always so interesting! Thanks for this lovely post <3
    Love from Dubai,

    Posted 3.9.15 Reply
  10. Mandy Huey wrote:

    This video is perfect. YOU are perfect. Thank you so much for this! (Also loving that last option…I mean, it's called a blanket scarf for a reason, right? 😉 )

    Mandy |

    Posted 3.9.15 Reply
  11. 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..

    Posted 3.9.15 Reply
  12. Yoyo wrote:

    love the video and the fun music!

    Posted 3.8.15 Reply
  13. mybeautrip wrote:

    So inspiring! Scarf looks perfect in so many ways!

    Posted 3.8.15 Reply
  14. Valentina wrote:

    Great post, fun and helpful. I'd like to say that I think you're stunning <3
    Have a nice Sunday

    Posted 3.8.15 Reply
  15. This is a fantastic video I love the scarf suggestions! The blanket scarf look is so wonderful!

    Posted 3.7.15 Reply
  16. 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.


    Posted 3.7.15 Reply
  17. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 3.7.15 Reply
  18. Marie wrote:

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

    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  19. Caroline wrote:

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

    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  20. Amazing way to wear scarves

    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  21. Aileen wrote:

    Thanks for the great styling tips! I just bought this cotton linen scarf from Uniqlo for $14.90: It measures 55 inches square and is a great lightweight option for spring and summer!

    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  22. Paola wrote:

    Thank you very much for your tips!

    Posted 3.6.15 Reply
  23. RR wrote:

    These looks are so cute! I just love your blog! ! I recently launched my own blog at, 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

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    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.

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  25. Chloe Yang wrote:

    in love with your scarf!!!!!

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
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    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  27. Petite-ish wrote:

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

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  28. Annika wrote:

    Great video, thanks for the tips!:)

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  29. myemptybag wrote:

    lovely scarf and great tips!!!

    My Fashion Blog

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  30. I love your tips for wearing a blanket scarf! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  31. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  32. Elle C. wrote:

    I always wear my scarves the same way — I love these suggestions, great post!!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  34. 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

    A dermatologist's health & beauty blog!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  35. Suzie Q wrote:

    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

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  36. such a great demonstration! Thank you for the video! xx andrea

    Fancy Her Style

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  37. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  38. jessydust wrote:

    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 ( that I thought you might like. The patterns/colour combos go well with many outfits and I think they would suit you too! : )

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  39. Mai Lowe wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  40. Thanks! I've been struggling with everything but the handkerchief style — appreciate the help!


    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  41. Such a great and practical post! Thanks!:)
    Kira Is Wearing

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  42. Cher wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  43. Anonymous wrote:

    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!!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  44. Great video! Love blanket scarves – I have way too many of them! ❤

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  45. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    So cute! Love the video:P

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  46. Diana wrote:

    Love over sized scarves, great post.

    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  47. Debonita wrote:

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

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  48. Anonymous wrote:

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


    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  49. 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

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  50. Thank you so much for making our scarves look so fantastic in so many ways! XO

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply

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