Winter Wrap : Blanket Scarf Styling with Over-The-Knee Boots

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Brrr, it’s the middle of winter and all I want to do is snuggle under a warm, soft blanket! So, imagine how happy I am to have options that look completely polished and put-together but feel as comforting as a onesie (purely conjecture as I have never worn, and likely never will, wear a onesie/snuggie(!)).

Scarves are some of my favorite accessories regardless of the season (spring, summer, and fall), and come winter, this blanket scarf is a beautiful alternative to a knitted scarf or muffler. The classic plaid pattern is simple and minimalist, and the winter white color is a welcome highlight in a sea of black and grey coats and umbrellas. In general, I actively seek out light and colorful winter options to keep my spirits uplifted, as well as hopefully those around me. :)

One can wear scarves any number of ways (see below for some fun options to wear less voluminous scarves). Today, I’m presenting two styles particularly suiting for a blanket scarf!

The casually-draped poncho look

This is a simple way to achieve blase sophistication (while still feeling like you’re burrowed under your toasty blanket covers). All you need is a large brooch pin!

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I start by wrapping one end of the scarf over my shoulder (the opposite one that the exposed end will be draped from) towards my back, and loosely drape the length across my front, then my back, and bring across the front one more time. I then fasten the upper corner to the scarf at my shoulder with a 4″ black crystal-studded camellia flower.

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Top: Zara blanket scarf (white & red option), Theory ‘Larissa 2′ shirt (on sale!), Marissa Webb leather sleeves, Christian Dior red satin belt (vintage), black flower brooch

Bottom: Theory skirt, Stuart Weitzman ‘Hijack’ over-the-knee boots

The contrast front paneling

A neatly-draped scarf following the vertical length of your outfit transforms to become an integral part of the outfit’s pattern and texture. Have fun completely transforming the feel of your skirt or dress with a contrasting scarf! Keep things pulled-together with a fairly minimalist and thin belt (a metallic chain is an alternative to fabric or leather belt); a wide belt would make the look feel chunky and bulky.

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Since we have fairly mild winters in California, I can sometimes get away without tights under my dress. However, I practically live in boots the entire season. These form-fitting over-the-knee boots by my favorite boot designer, Stuart Weitzman, are super comfortable and flattering with their elasticized fabric back panel.

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Lastly, meet my favorite new accessory of the season, the leather sleeve! An edgy, sexy alternative to long knitted gloves, they are endlessly versatile as a layering piece. As such, they’ve been my go-to travel companion for all my winter vacations.

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Shop the look

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What do you think about the two style options? Does either appeal to you? Hope you enjoy these tips to help stay warm in style!

 

xoxo,
lauriel

 

[For Pinterest reference]
Two ways to style a blanket scarf
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  • Savannah

    Just wanted to let you know that I shared one of your gorgeous pictures with a link to your blog on a post of mine tonight. You can find it on keepcelebrating.wordpress.com. Thanks for being a fashion inspiration!

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  • http://www.myrabev.blogspot.co.uk/ Mia Myrabev

    Hun you have really nailed these two ways of wearing a blanket scarf, my favourite is the second one and I am gonna try it today as i have that exact scarf. Really love your style and those boots are just haba haba

  • http://alittlebitofelliex.wordpress.com Ellie

    I love over the knee boots but have never really had much of a clue how to where them. Thank you for enlightening me! Haha

    http://noranoraa.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://StylishGeekBlog.com Cara of Stylish+Geek Blog

    You really rocked that wrap and your entire ensemble looks chic! Love the tutorial. It is helpful and very inspiring to make fall fashion dressing uber fun! :)

  • Lynn Dee

    Love that scarf! Black and white is really becoming a trend. Thanks for sharing the different ways.

  • Nichole

    That is beautiful! I love those boots! But that belt look is my favorite!

  • blm03

    That is so cute! I totally need that!

  • Fi Ni Neachtain

    That scarf looks so cosy! I love how you’ve styled it, you look amazing!

  • mail4rosey

    That is such a stylish wrap. I’d love that one, and I bet it’s a hit everywhere you go!

  • Chrystal M.

    That is a great scarf. I just got into scarves a few years ago. I don’t have many and I am still learning how to style them.

  • Bradley Finnearty

    What a great use for a blanket. This is really cute way for a young lady to keep warm and be fashionable.

  • Cherri Littleton Megasko

    Those boots are gorgeous! I’ve always had large calves and have difficulty finding high boots that fit.

  • Kori

    I really love that scarf and those boots. I’d definitely consider wearing one.

  • http://www.trendytragedienne.com/ Jackie

    I am in love with this scarf, soo pretty! I have to try both ways!, cool boots btw

    http://trendytragedienne.com/

  • Elizabeth O.

    Wow,
    that’s one amazing winter blanket scarf! I love it! That’s so stylish and chic!

  • http://www.wemake7.com Bonnie Gowen @WEMAKE7

    That looks so good on you. I would love to wear something like that.

  • michele d

    First off your a doll. The wrap looks gorgeous on you. Not sure if I could pull that look off but it looks awesome on you.

  • Nina Say

    I love the wrap, it looks so timeless. I have also been trying to get a pair of over the knee boots, they are so in right now.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I just love that ensemble you chose. I have always wondered how to wear the blanket scarf. I cannot decide if I like the belt or the broach better.

  • http://www.themadmommy.com/ Echo (The Mad Mommy)

    Super cute ways to style this! I would have never thought of a winter blanket scarf!

  • Jennifer Juro

    That is beautiful!!! I have never worn a scarf like that love how stylish it looks!

  • Sara-Jayne Jones

    That is gorgeous and so striking. I’d love one of those in this weather we have in England at the moment!

  • Kung Phoo

    that is so nice, i am sure my wife would like to wear it in this freezing weather.

  • http://www.egyptiansidekick.com/ Milosz Zak

    Looking very fashionable!

  • http://sixtimemommy.com/ Jeanine

    How gorgeous! I haven’t seen one of these before but I actually really like this. Very pretty. I may even be able to pull it off!

  • Krystal

    What a beautiful outfit. You look absolutely gorgeous!

  • http://www.twoskies.net Rhoelyn

    Agh. I hate scarves so much. Not for fashion reasons; I just can’t wear them. I can’t shake the feeling that my clothes are trying to strangle me. But you do this one proud! It doesn’t even look a little bit like it’s about to snuff out your life. ;)