Blanket scarves have been around for several seasons now. And people typically love them or hate them. I WANTED to love them…I definitely loved the idea of them (and really loved them when I saw other people in them)…but they always felt too bulky to me and like there was always just too much dang fabric. I purchased several (because again…I wanted to love them), but I never wore them. Luckily, I figured out how to make them work for me, and now I wear them all the time! So, I’m talking with ModCloth today (showing a DARLING blanket scarf) and sharing my tips and tricks for how to wear and style a blanket scarf.
First of all, when wearing a blanket scarf, I ALWAYS put my hair in a pony tail. ALWAYS. That alone makes them easier to wear. I actually follow this rule with most of my scarves. A ponytail shows off the scarf, and it keeps the hair from just laying on top of the scarf (and looking a bit awkward if you hair length is similar to mine).
The next step is going to absolutely ROCK some of your worlds. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you might have seen this suggestion last year. If you’re new here, get ready for me to blow your minds.
Most of us can agree that blanket scarves are intimidating and a little scary because there is just sooooo much fabric! So, I suggest you fix that problem by…..wait for it…..CUTTING IT IN HALF. I know, I know. It sounds crazy, but it’s not! CUT IT!!!!!
Here’s an entire blanket scarf. Look how big it is! So. Much. Fabric.
How do you go about cutting it? First, lay it out flat like in the picture above. Then, fold it in half into a triangle shape (like you see below). Easy, right?
Now comes the scary part. CUT IT. Simple as that. I know it’s scary, BUT DO IT! CUT. IT.
Don’t mark it off, don’t fret about it being perfect, don’t have a panic attack, just grab a pair of scissors and get to cutting!!! This is my 3rd blanket scarf I’ve done this too, and it leaves a bit of a ragged edge, but none of them have ever unraveled on me.
Drink some wine. Give yourself a pep talk. AND JUST DO IT, ALREADY. 😉 I’m telling you….TOTAL. GAME. CHANGER. Right, Rachel? 🙂
So, now that the scarf isn’t the size of a picnic blanket ;), I thought I would plan an outfit around it with some other ModCloth items. HOW CUTE IS THIS! LOOK AT THE RAIN BOOTS!
And here I am in it! See how the ponytail makes the scarf the star of the show? Plus, my hair doesn’t end up in a tangled mess, which always happens if I wear a scarf without a ponytail. And notice how the scarf is still full and cozy, but it’s not eating my head? Yep, that’s the beauty of cutting the scarf in half. All of the bells and whistles, without all of the claustrophobia. 😉
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And here are some more blanket scarf options for you:
And let’s just take a second, because I am totally crushing on these rain boots. I love the ankle height (so fun and different), and the navy and mustard combo with the bees is just so stinkin’ cute! Sadly, right now only two sizes are left in this exact pair. They do still have THESE with dogs. In the Joules rain boots, for sure size down if you are a half size. In fact, you might want to size down anyway. (I’m typically a 6 1/2…sometimes a 6…..and the 6s felt a tad big. I think I might have been able to wear the 5s, but I haven’t tried them on.) You can click HERE to see all of the rain boots they have. I’m totally crushing on THESE bright yellow ones with the bow on the back. They have fantastic reviews and I’m kind of dying over them.
Okay, I couldn’t help it. See what I mean? Click HERE for these boots. Tell me you wouldn’t hope for rain every morning. 😉 A 20% chance of rain would be enough of an excuse to pull these babies out!
And if you want to explore Modcloth some more (they have a HUGE online selection!), click HERE. Some items that caught my eye are below. Just click on what you are interested in.
Back to blanket scarves for a minute. I get TONS of e-mails about how to tie a blanket scarf, so I remade a graphic I first created a year or so ago. Purely fyi: It took me about 20 minutes to write out the 4 SIMPLE steps you are about to read below. TWENTY. MINUTES. Wish I was kidding. I of course know how I personally tie a scarf, but for some reason it was SO HARD for me to put it into words! I hope the steps help you! Even if they don’t, just act like they do….m’kay? Please and thank you. And again, please feel free to pin it! Then you can reference it quickly next time you are having issues tying your scarf.
This next graphic is also from last year. The shot on the left shows the blanket scarf as I purchased it. The picture on the right shows the one that has been cut in half. See? Just as cute, but way less overwhelming.
Look at sweet Scout behind me. I sure do miss that furry guy.
A HUGE thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring this fun post! And I’m telling you, QUIT YOU’RE BELLY ACHIN’ AND JUST CUT YOUR SCARF ALREADY! 😉 If you did this with me last year, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT so people that haven’t done it yet don’t think I’ve lost my mind! See y’all back here on Wednesday!
p.s. Thanks to a comment from a reader (thanks for the awesome idea, Becky!) I put this graphic together! What a fun idea!