scarf tying

Jetset Style :: Blanket Scarves

Cozy has evolved from function to fashion. First came the Snuggie—a sleeved infomercial blanket—then the Poler Napsack—a personal #campvibes sleeping bag—and now the blanket scarf: the oversized scarf trend that, thankfully, won't die.

If you're in the dark about the blanket scarf, it's an oversized, square{ish}, thick, scarf that not only gives you permission to wear a throw blanket-sized accessory outside the house, but also doubles as an actual blanket whenever you need one. Picnic blanket? Check. Plane blanket? Check. On a recent fight from Amsterdam, I gave my airline blanket to my seat mate, who was travelling home from Africa. She was freezing after a month of heat, and I was toasty, covered by my Aritzia blanket scarf.

A few favorites

-  Zara  soft geometric scarf {$40 / 51 x 55" / 100% acrylic} -  Aritzia  gloomy days blanket scarf {$85 / 51 x 63" / 100% wool} -  Oak & Fort  blanket scarf {$48 / 62 x 62" / 100% acrylic} -  asos  oversized square scarf {$40 / 59 x 59" / 100% acrylic}

Zara soft geometric scarf {$40 / 51 x 55" / 100% acrylic}
Aritzia gloomy days blanket scarf {$85 / 51 x 63" / 100% wool}
Oak & Fort blanket scarf {$48 / 62 x 62" / 100% acrylic}
asos oversized square scarf {$40 / 59 x 59" / 100% acrylic}

A little outfit inspiration

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A scarf-tying tutorial

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This post is written by Trip Styler's Assistant Wayfarer/Editor Heather.

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[collages by @heatherlovesit, outfit inspiration photos via #myaritzia, nymag and lovely-pepa.com]

Fashion Friday :: Scarf Tying 101

[trip style = any]

Scarves: they're on every woman's travel packing list. Well, guess what? They're not overrated---and they're not just for women, but more on that later. What other travel accessory is fashionable, practical and comfortable? Chilly flight? Put on a scarf. Broken bag strap? Tie on a scarf. Coffee on your shirt? Cover with a scarf. Fell and broke your arm? Sling on a scarf. Forgot to pack a scarf? Go buy a scarf!

Watch this clever video for 25 try-at-home-in-the-mirror-by-yourself-with-a-glass-of-wine ideas. Talk about the perfect Friday night...

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Trip Styler Tip #1: Have you ever noticed how some women just sling scarves around their necks and look perfectly put together? They could just be French, but chances are their scarves aren't cheap. The sad truth is that pricier scarves hang and hold their shape better than more affordable scarves. Try the same tie with an H&M scarf and an Alexander McQueen scarf and you'll see what I mean. You can find a fantastic scarf for $5, but if you want to feel like a million bucks, invest in a fabulous scarf.

Trip Styler Tip #2: Guys, you can wear non-winter scarves too. Brooklyn-based company the Hill-side makes great scarves from utilitarian fabrics like selvedge chambray, wool and organic flax cotton.

More Scarf-Tying Resources
Scarf turban video*Previously mentioned in this month's Travel Beauty post
Hermès guide
Designlovefest scarf video
GQ rules video*They echo my advice: invest in one great scarf

Now What To Buy?
(clockwise from top left)
Burberry printed modal and linen-blend scarf, Virginia Johnson lightweight merino wool shawl, A Peace Treaty tsuru taupe scarf, Vivienne Westwood printed woven scarf, Alexander McQueen skull print modal and cashmere blend scarf, Madewell storyteller cityblock scarf, Reborn 4d polaroid scarf, Zara graduated tricolour scarf, Swash horn of africa eclipse printed silk-chiffon scarf, Etro printed silk shiffon scarf, Benah marlin silk scarf

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{Fashion Friday posts are published on the last Friday of every month and written by fashion blogger Heather.}

[graphic by @heatherlovesit]