The Blanket Scarf

by Grace Ko in ,

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 Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: Forever 21, Jacket and shoes: Target, Bag: thrifted, Scarf- Zara 

Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: Forever 21, Jacket and shoes: Target, Bag: thrifted, Scarf- Zara 

Giant scarves have been around for a couple of years, but they are making a big statement this year and I have been seeing them everywhere in the form of blanket scarves. My friend told me about this scarf from Zara and all of a sudden the idea of wearing a blanket as a scarf seemed really appealing to me. Most of it probably had to do with the fact that I was feeling cold all the time. 

I worried about the comfort level and practicality of wrapping a blanket around your neck, especially because I am prone to feeling suffocated by too fabric all up in my neck and face, but when I put it on I immediately noticed how much warmer I was and now I'm all in. 

You can wear these like a normal scarf, wrapped around your neck in various shapes, or just drape it around yourself like a poncho. I get cold easily so I love that I have the option to wrap this around my shoulders or over my legs when I'm sitting down, and that it can double as a blanket to sit on. You could also come up with a makeshift hat, drape it around your neck as a statement piece, or use it to wrap up your toddler when it gets extra cold. 

I'm all about figuring out ways to stay warmer during the winter and I'm planning on making full use of giant scarves this season. Here's to a cozier next few months! 

I think the particular one I have on here is out of stock, but here are some links to other options if you want to check it out for yourself: 

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