Cold weather and I — we don't get along, to put it nicely. So when the fall and winter seasons come along, only one thing can save me: the blanket scarf. Equal parts comfy and chic, the blanket scarf is possibly my favorite thing about the season changing. Aside for, of course, all the apple-stuffed desserts and cozy socks.
When the last days of summer come to a close and the temperature drops, it's pretty much a sign for me to start my hibernation. Unfortunately, I've got a job to attend to and a life to live, so I can't exactly stay cozied up at home until spring and summer roll on by. The closest I can get to laying in bed all day is throwing on a blanket scarf, which basically feels like I'm wearing a fuzzy blanket in every situation.
When you live in a metropolitan area, there are some wardrobe staples you need to survive the winter (if you're in a city that goes through seasons, of course). These include a super warm parka, trusty snow boots, rain boots, fleece-lined gloves, a cozy hat, HEATTECH, and of course, said scarf. With these few things, you can pretty much take any snow day mother nature brings you. In this city, comfort often overrides fashion. But with the blanket scarf, it doesn't have to. Oversized is all the rage lately, thanks to Lenny Kravitz's huge scarf.
Cozy lovers, beware: lots of comfort ahead.
1. The Checker
Soft Check Scarf, $35.90, zara.com
Yes, this is indeed a scarf blanket.
2. The Ribbed
Pieces Ribbed Oversized Blanket Scarf, $14, us.asos.com
And it pairs with everything, too.
3. The Blue
Westminster Blanket Scarf - Blue, $28, nastygal.com
Brb, sleeping on this.
4. The Block Stripe
Blocked-Stripe Blanket Wrap, $99, talbots.com
Love how this looks with a cozy turtleneck, too.
5. The Reversible
Striped Reversible Blanket Scarf, $32.95, dynamiteclothing.com
Hair tucked in is also a chic new trend to try.
6. The Cheetah Print
Leopard Blanket Scarf, $39, urbanoutfitters.com
If you're feeling a little wild.
7. Autumnal Colors
Plaid Blanket Scarf, $29.95, shoptiques.com
I see the pumpkin spice.
8. The Mixed Plaid
Mixed Plaid Scarf, $39, urbanoutfitters.com
Refuse to settle for just one look? This one's got all sorts of colors.
Westminster Blanket Scarf - Green, $28, nastygal.com
I'm falling asleep in comfort just looking at this.
10. Tassel Detail
BL^NK Tassel Detail Oversized Blanket Scarf, $30.50, us.asos.com
Drama drama drama.
11. The Cape Scarf
Cape Scarf In Windowpane, $79.50, madewell.com
This is technically a cape scarf, but pretty much acts like a blanket one, too.
12. The Bright Colors
Glacier Blanket Scarf, $102.60, amara.com
Minimal, yet colorful.
13. Barnyard Vibes
Frayed Blanket Scarf, $34.50, shoptiques.com
Yes, wrap me up please.
14. Classic Black
Pieces Ribbed Oversized Blanket Scarf, $19.50, us.asos.com
15. The Simple Stripe
Central Park Cinema Scarf in Blueberry, $29.99, modcloth.com
This one even looks like summer.
16. The Mustard Yellow
KENZO The Cozy Scarf, $220, shopbop.com
Bright, bold, and beautiful.
17. The Chocolate Brown
Handwoven Pashmina & Blanket Scarf In Spice Twill Mix Weave, $60, silkfred.com
This is what I call comfort all day long.
If you're easily affected by the cold, trust me on this one. This is the one accessory that'll change up your style game and your warmth game.