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:

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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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53 Comments

  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
    http://diaryofelegance.blogspot.ca/

    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
    http://poshclassymom.com

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

    http://www.SHVETA.com

    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,
    Aena

    http://www.TouchofA.com

    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 | http://www.mandydreams.com

    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!

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

    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
    Valentina
    http://www.mybubblyzone.com/

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

    http://www.tailoredandtrue.wordpress.com

    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.

    Cynthia
    http://www.pinchofchic.com

    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: 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!

    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 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

    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!!!!!

    http://chloesfashionlogbook.blogspot.com

    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!:)

    http://www.somewherebyannika.blogspot.fi

    Posted 3.5.15 Reply
  29. myemptybag wrote:

    lovely scarf and great tips!!!

    M.
    My Fashion Blog

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

    http://currentlywearing.com

    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!! https://hideorgochic.wordpress.com

    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

    xo
    joyce
    http://www.teawithmd.com
    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
    StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

    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 (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! : )

    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!

    Tash
    https://fromheretotherexoxo.wordpress.com/

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

    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:

    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!!

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  44. Great video! Love blanket scarves – I have way too many of them! ❤
    http://www.munchiesandmusings.com

    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 ||
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  47. Debonita wrote:

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

    http://www.elegantlyfashionable.com

    Posted 3.4.15 Reply
  48. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Shenu

    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
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    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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