HOW TO TIE A BLANKET SCARF tutorial!!!!!
And fyi, there’s lots of scarf talk today again…but after today, I promise to take a break from scarves.
In fact, Wednesday is all about the kids.
I have a Christmas craft (I know, I’m not a crafty person either), but you will love this one!
I also have some great Christmas present suggestions for the kiddos!
I teased the below picture last Wednesday with THIS scarf, and I’m not going to lie, I was strangely proud of my cute little graphic.
Let’s please all try to be impressed for just a second before moving on.
Dig deep if you have to.
It’s okay. Take your time.
frye boots HERE
So I wore the outfit last week.
Because the graphic told me to.
The scarf MADE the outfit. Obviously.
LOFT colorblock sweater HERE (I’m wearing a small.)
/dark wash jeans HERE / blanket scarf HERE
studs HERE/ cushion cut bracelet c/o HERE / gold spike bracelet HERE / similar watch HERE
frye boots HERE
On Friday’s post I talked about the fact that blanket scarves can be intimidating and a little scary because there is just sooooo much fabric! I also promised you ladies a simple tutorial in hopes to demystify the blanket scarf!
I even made this next graphic in hopes that you ladies would PIN THIS BABY LIKE CRAZY!
Just hover over the picture until the “pin it” graphic pops up and
then simply pin it to one of your boards! If you do that, it will be at your fingertips whenever you are actually trying to tie your blanket scarf before heading out the door! It should come in handy! 🙂
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 knew how I did it, 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 here’s what you need to know about blanket scarves….
once you learn how to tie one, you’ll want to wear it all the time.
Below is how I wore the blanket scarf on Friday’s post!
Click HERE for the white scoop neck tee (from LOFT) / click HERE for a v-neck option
And to go to the mall earlier in the week I wore the same outfit, but with my UGG cardy lattice boots HERE.
I wore the scarf.
And the boots.
I couldn’t help it.
I’m powerless against this scarf and these boots.
I just added my leopard belt (similar HERE), and my Barrington bag c/o (it’s the Floretine leather St. Anne tote HERE).
*Sidenote, this tote isn’t cheap (it’s $250), but it’s an AMAZING bag and would make a fantastic gift!
AND I’VE GOT A SECRET FOR YOU: BARRINGTON BAGS IS HAVING A SUPER SECRET PRE-BLACK FRIDAY SALE! Not many people know about it yet, but a small number of bloggers got permission to share it!
Shop for 10% OFF with the code CYBER10!
Check out everything Barrington HERE, and my favorite bag is HERE .
If you don’t go the leather route, remember you can choose your own pattern and color combination!
So, I set out to find some additional blanket scarf options for you.
But I came up short.
I know they are everywhere, but I’ve heard rumblings here and there about certain blanket scarves shedding like crazy! I didn’t want to blog about one I didn’t have first hand knowledge of (in case it was one of the shedding ones), so for now we are just going to stick to the ones I talked about Friday.
If you saw Friday’s post, you can just skip over the next part of this post…but don’t miss the Santa Alerts at the end! 🙂
Click HERE for all of the scarves in the collage below!
They’re all the new BIG scarves ….and D, E, and F are all blanket scarves).
Now remember, if you aren’t a scarf person, the blanket scarves might be a
little too much for you to handle.
(If you want to see me style A, B, and D…click HERE for Friday’s post.)
Now, this is a little off topic…but I thought I would try to search “blanket scarves” at Nordstrom.
When doing so, I found this next little gem.
Find the Blanket Wrap HERE.
It’s $44, and I’m a huge fan of the pattern and the color combo!
If you love the look of a blanket scarf, but still feel like its going to suffocate you or eat your face (even after my handy dandy 4-step tutorial), then this could be a good option for you to get the same warm and cozy look!
Now if you remember, Friday’s post was called “The Perfect Pairing” and was all about pairing cardigans with scarves! Click HERE to see the full post.
But I think these pictures prove that as far as my feelings go about scarves and cardigans together?!?
Well, I’M THEIR BIGGEST FAN.
All the scarves in the pics are sold out 🙁 , but some of the other items are still available.
cardigan a no longer available / cardigan b HERE / cardigan C no longer available
AG jeans similar HERE / grey jeans sold out, but similar HERE / AG jeans similar HERE
leopard belt HERE
*If you’ll notice, the leopard belt is an important part of each outfit!
booties HERE / over-the-knee boots HERE / leopard flats HERE
c) chunky rainbow knit HERE / d) navy buffalo plaid scarf HERE / e) leopard ombre HERE
f) red check knit scarf HERE / g) plaid scarf HERE (on sale)
h) black and white houndstooth HERE / i) floral scarf HERE / j) sole society plaid scarf HERE
Nordstrom actually has a HUGE selection of scarves under $25 that you can find HERE.
Old Navy has a pretty good selection too HERE.
And I found THIS “plaid picnic blanket” scarf HERE late Sunday night!
Okay, enough about scarves!
Now that the “How To Tie A Blanket Scarf” portion of our programming is over today, I’ve got two more things to share before you go.
Let’s start off with some Santa Alerts!
Click HERE for the new bracelets from Sequin!
They come in 9 colors/themes.
And if you look in the background, you can see how they are packaged up in these cute little round packages that make gift giving easy!
So soooo pretty!
And my love of Hunter Boots is no secret.
In fact, I got my red ones last year for Christmas from my in-laws!
I’m betting there is somebody in your life that would FLIP over a pair of Hunters.
Mine are the original high gloss HERE in pillar box red.
Pillar Box Red is sold out, but Military Red is not! Yay!
Or if one of your peeps already has the boots, but maybe needs the socks…click HERE.
I’ve actually got one more option for you for rain boots.
Now, I’ve never tried these from Joules for myself, but the online reviews are great.
If you are wanting a cute pair of rain boots, but know you would never ever shell out the $ for Hunters, click HERE for this precious option from Joules.
They also come in a navy floral pattern and a black with cute little bees on them!
These would also be a great option for teenage daughters.
Personally, I’m SUPER LOYAL to my Hunters, but these might be a good option for others!
I will tell you this, once you have and wear rain boots, you will have NO IDEA how you ever functioned on a rainy day without them.
Last thing….I need to announce the winner of the Erin Condren acrylic tray!
And the winner is…..
Tiffany, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!!!!
And remember…to see ALL of my 2014 Santa Alerts, click HERE.
See you back here on Wednesday!
I’d like to invite you to come back here on Black Friday and Cyber Monday before you do your shopping.
So, don’t go shopping by yourself, that’s no fun!
Throw on your pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate, plop yourself down on the couch and we will go shopping together!
I will be highlighting TONS of retailers (not just my favorites) in hopes to streamline your online shopping and make it as easy and stress free as possible.
Mix and Match Mama says
I tie my blanket scarf differently! I love learning new ways!!
Maggie C. says
Shay, please do a blog post on how you tie yours too!
Charming Lucy says
Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I really needed it! And also, thank you for teaching me that it is cool to roll up my jeans. I am on the shorter side and my jeans always bunch at the bottom. This trick has solved my problem(: Susan
Michele @ The Joyful Home says
I pinned it! Those blanket scarves can be intimidating, but look oh so cute. Thank you, Sheaffer!
Whitney and Blaire says
You are right about the enormous amount of fabric! My blanket scarf does not fold into a triangle, and it definitely takes some "trickeration" to tie it into a cute look. I adore that first picture btw!
xo, Whitney and Blaire
Peaches In A Pod
Erika Slaughter says
Thanks for the tutorial!! And great Santa alerts!!!
I don't know why I am so late to the party, but I LOVE those Frye boots, and they have them in my size. But, I just hate that I missed them at the anniversary sale. Now, I have to decide if I love them enough to pay full price. Hate these tough decisions!
Thanks for the tips, SS! Your instructions were flawless and I just pinned it. 🙂
I know you are always looking for ideas…When I was at Old Navy on Sat morning, a girl there was buying those small fleece blankets, they have really cute plaids. They are $10 on sale for $5. I asked her what she does with them…(a lap size) she said she uses them as a blanket scarf when she is going to be outside. It totally works! And so cute and cheap!
Great idea Melissa! Thanks for sharing!
Hi Sheaffer, have you had any problems with your color block sweater from Loft piling along the side (under the arms) with lots of extra fuzz? I love this sweater and have worn it twice but the fuzz is so bad. I have not washed it yet and thought about taking it back to Loft. Thank you for the tutorial!
Hi Sarah! I've only worn the sweater once so far…and I haven't had any trouble yet! If it's pilling too badly I would probably take it back though! I hope yours is just a fluke!
Oh good heavens, i'm going to hang myself with that scarf when it arrives haha
Bama Girl in TX says
That's so funny, Andrea did this last week! I've got all the blanket scarf tying tools I could ever use!
thanks for the tips! i always struggle with tying scarves haha
Because Shanna Said So says
Scarves, scarves and more scarves!!! I can't say I hate it!! ha!! A girls can never have too many! Thanks for the tying tip!
Christyn Bloom Johnson says
Pinned it, AND ordered 3 scarves to add to my collection from your suggestions!
Do you do all your own cute graphics. The Santa alert ones and all? If so what do you use to do them? Just curious!
Hi Alyssa! My friend Andrea does a lot of my graphics for me! You can find her at http://www.slightlyaskewdesigns.com 🙂
What a great tutorial!! I need to practice–sometimes i nail tying mine,and sometimes it is a hot sweaty mess! Thank you!
Kimberly Robertson says
Thank you Sheaffer for showing me "the ways" of the blanket scarf. I was itching to get one and my coworker and I ran out to the stores to get one yesterday. So today, is my blanket scarf's first day on the job. And with your help, I will tie it correctly without feeling like I'm drowning!
When you wear a blanket scarf, do you also then wear a coat?
It's perfectly appropriate to do so….as long as they both "fit"!
I love all the scarves! Can I have one of each? 😉
I had my Christmas pics taken last Saturday while wearing a Zara plaid blanket scarf. I SO could have used this method. In my opinion, my scarf took over my whole upper body and the photo. Oh well, it's done and now I know a better way for the future. Still love the scarf!
OMGoodness Shaeffer!!! I just received my order from AccessoryC with the blanket scarf and cushion cut bracelet and it is AMAZING!!! Too bad it will be forever before Central Florida has weather to wear it yet, but I can't wait 🙂