The Blanket Scarf

This past weekend I headed to Asheville, NC to catch one last glimpse of the fall leaves changing! It was extremely cold and the first snow came on Friday night/early Saturday morning! Luckily I’m a self-proclaimed overpacker and brought a week’s worth of clothes that ended up being perfect for layering! I wore this outfit on Friday night to grab dinner and drinks downtown. Two of my favorite fall accessories this year are blanket scarves and hats. They are equally as functional as they are cute. Blanket scarves are wonderful, but they can sometimes be a little overwhelming (and huge). I’ve found that I like to fold mine and wear it more like a traditional scarf rather than wrapping it around my neck. This way it provides warmth and almost an extra layer (which was definitely needed this weekend).  This hat was worn often this weekend not only to keep my head warm, but to also hide the wreck that was my hair. Let’s face it…my hair doesn’t want to do anything when it’s 30 degrees, windy, and all of my clothes have static cling!
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Sweater: American Eagle (similar here) | Scarf: Zara | Hat: c/o Sole Society (also similar here and here) | Boots: Franco Sarto (almost the exact same) | Denim: James Jeans | Jacket H&M, old (similar here and here) | Bag: GiGi New York | Ring: Gorjana | old Belt: similar

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  1. Natali wrote:

    Beautiful scarf! Love how you've tied the belt around it!

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  2. Such a unique way to style this scarf, l love it!

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  3. Gorgeous chic look! I love how you styled the scarf.
    Red Reticule

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  4. Hanna Lei wrote:

    I love the look. –Hanna Lei

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  5. I love the way you styled this! Perfect look (and looks so warm)!

    x Sarah

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  6. I love this look! That scarf looks sooo cozy.

    xx, Alyssa

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  7. Lyndsay wrote:

    I love how you styled that blanket scarf! It looks adorable belted and would definitely keep it perfectly in place. I'm going to have to give that a try!

    prosecco in the park

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  8. Love how you styled the scarf!

    Liz @

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  9. Cute outfit, you look lovely.

    Jennifer Jayne xx

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  10. The mix of masculine and feminine is great! I love the belted scarf paired with the structured coat. All the different pieces look so nice.


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  11. Darcy wrote:

    I just ordered a blanket scarf this past weekend and I am beyond excited for it to get here! Love how you have styled yours!

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  12. Sienna wrote:

    That is such a great way for us short girls to wear this trend!

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  13. I'm really loving the scarf/belt combo right now, but it can sometimes look bulky. The way you styled this is perfect.

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  14. Such a beautiful scarf.

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  15. Michelle wrote:

    I just bought this same scarf from Zara the other day. Love it! I've just been using it as a blanket for now though haha 🙂

    Posted 11.5.14 Reply
  16. This is literally the most perfect fall look! I love the scarf and hat!

    Posted 11.9.14 Reply

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