You know the type of girl. The one sitting across the train from you with scuffed boots that look stylish and not like they were dragged out of a dollar bin. With red lips that never seem to fade no matter how many sips of coffee she takes, a beanie that slouches over her bangs just so, and a cocoon coat that doesn't look like she stole it from dad's closet. And to top it all off? A blanket scarf wrapped all haphazardly but perfectly around her neck. We hate this girl. She's perfect and makes us want to go home and toss our whole closet down the garbage chute and start again from scratch.
But big secret revealed: she's not as amazing as we begrudgingly think she is. She might be even having an off day and wearing her baggiest, comfiest pieces. But do you know why we'll never guess it?
Because she owns a blanket scarf. They. Fix. Everything. Want to wear your baggy sweater and a pair of leggings, but don't want to look like a shmo? No problem, wrap a blanket scarf around your neck and now you look Mary-Kate-Olson-intentionally-sloppy. Or, how the common folk call it: stylish. Don't feel like trying this morning and just keep coming up with a boring black and white dress combo? That's perfectly fine. Slap a blanket scarf on the ensemble and you're now chic in a minimal way. Have a coat you're bored to tears with? Pep it back up with an over-sized blanket scarf in a complementing color. You see? All problems: fixed. Now why don't you own one yet?
PS: For more scarf layering posts like this one, check out: The One Infinity Scarf That Isn't Like All the Others. How to Layer Your Maxi Dresses for the Cold, How to Style Sheer Pieces for Fall, and Tip on How to Style Blanket Scarves: There's More Than One Way!
DRESS: Thrifted (store similar: here | vintage similar: here, here, here)
BLOUSE: American Apparel
BOOTIES: TJ Maxx (store similar: here | vintage similar: here)
PURSE: Thrifted (vintage similar: here, here)
SCARF: Marshalls (store similar: here)
HAT: Urban Outfitters (store similar: here)