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. xiaoxiao wrote:

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

    Posted 5.19.20 Reply
  2. Carol wrote:

    Great video! I just purchased one and wasn't sure how to wear it — very helpful!

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply
  3. Thank you so much!!! The video was super helpful!

    Posted 12.29.15 Reply

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