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

  • Reply 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

  • Reply 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

  • Reply Anonymous March 4, 2015 at 10:52 am

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


  • Reply Debonita March 4, 2015 at 11:36 am

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

  • Reply Diana March 4, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Love over sized scarves, great post.

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

    So cute! Love the video:P

    Shall We Sasa

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

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

  • Reply 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!!

  • Reply Cher March 4, 2015 at 12:41 pm

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

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

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

  • Reply fromheretotherexoxo March 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

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


  • Reply 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!

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

  • Reply 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

  • Reply Fancyherstyle March 4, 2015 at 2:55 pm

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

    Fancy Her Style

  • Reply 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

  • Reply 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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  • Reply 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!

  • Reply Elle C. March 4, 2015 at 8:33 pm

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

  • Reply Anonymous March 5, 2015 at 12:20 am

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

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

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

  • Reply myemptybag March 5, 2015 at 4:23 am

    lovely scarf and great tips!!!

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  • Reply Annika March 5, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Great video, thanks for the tips!:)

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

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

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

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

    in love with your scarf!!!!!

  • Reply 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.

  • Reply 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, 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

  • Reply Paola March 6, 2015 at 3:44 am

    Thank you very much for your tips!

  • Reply 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: It measures 55 inches square and is a great lightweight option for spring and summer!

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

    Amazing way to wear scarves

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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.


  • Reply 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!

  • Reply 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

  • Reply mybeautrip March 8, 2015 at 9:52 am

    So inspiring! Scarf looks perfect in so many ways!

  • Reply Yoyo March 8, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    love the video and the fun music!

  • Reply 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..

  • Reply Mandy Huey March 9, 2015 at 5:06 am

    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 |

  • Reply Aena March 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

    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,

  • Reply Shveta Sontakey March 10, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Amazing video!!! So helpful and informative <3

  • Reply Sheree Ho March 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

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

    ~ xo Sheree

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato March 12, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    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

  • Reply Elisabeth Klassen April 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    These are some great creative ideas.

    Diary of Elegance

  • Reply Anonymous April 8, 2015 at 9:57 am

    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?

  • Reply Robin September 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kimaya Sharon October 2, 2015 at 9:17 am

    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.

  • Reply Kimaya Sharon October 26, 2015 at 8:46 am

    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.

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