How to Tie a Blanket Scarf in 2023: 6 EASIEST Ways to Wear a Scarf
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The blanket scarf trend is going strong! Don’t stress about how to tie a blanket scarf this year. Here are the 6 EASIEST ways to wear a scarf today.
You might have noticed that my love for blanket scarves happened last year. Before then, it was more of a love/hate relationship, rightfully so!
6 Easiest Ways to Wear a Blanket Scarf for Fall/Winter
They look good in person and on mannequins but one failed attempt of wearing them makes you look ridiculous i.e. that you’re galivanting in a table cloth. If like me you struggled with how to style a scarf, fret not! I’ve rounded up the simplest ways to tie your blanket scarf below with pictures.
1. The Simple Knot
This simple knot is probably the easiest way to tie a blanket scarf or any other scarf for that matter.
Here’s how to quickly tie your square blanket scarf using the simple knot method:
- Fold your scarf in half, once.
- Now fold the scarf into smaller pleats.
- Put it around your neck, making one end longer than the other.
- Pass the longer end above and underneath the shorter end.
- Pass it through the opening closer to your neckline.
- Adjust to your liking 🙂
This is one of my go-to styles when I’m in a hurry or indecisive on how to tie my blanket scarf.
2. The Belted Scarf
I particularly opt I would live in on days when I just want to be wrapped up in a little layer of warmth. Not only does the belt keep your scarf in place, but it’s also a nice fashion statement too.
Here’s how to quickly wear your blanket scarf using the belted scarf style:
- Fold your scarf into a triangle
- Place scarf at the back of your shoulder while holding the two far edges of the triangle
- Adjust so that the two far ends of the triangle are even
- Buckle belt around the narrowest part of your waist
- Adjust as desired!
3. The Flyover
On the go and just need your scarf styled in a way that is simple and straight to the point? The flyover is a no-brainer!
Here’s how to quickly tie a blanket scarf to create that effortless flyover look:
- Gather your blanket scarf into small, loose pleats
- Hold both ends of the scarf
- Pass over your neck making one end longer than the other
- Carefully throw the longer edge over the shorter end towards your back
- Adjust as desired
4. The Faux Poncho
Another easy way to style your blanket scarf this year is to wear it as a faux poncho.
Here’s how to achieve this faux poncho look without the excess fabric associated with ponchos and kimonos.
- Hold one edge of your blanket scarf
- Fold the scarf in small pleats as pictured
- Continue creating pleats until you reach the opposite end of where you started from
- Place over shoulder
- Make scarf even by adjusting both ends
- You’re done!
That’s it! Easy right? I had no idea wearing a blanket scarf in so many ways was this easy. Blanket scarves were a lifesaver when I lived in arctic Alaska and continue to be one of my most-desired accessories in the winter and spring.
5. The Bib
This was the style that made me fall in love with blanket scarves. Winters in Alaska was no joke. Blanket scarves served as a functional and fashionable piece of my wardrobe.
Here’s to quickly nail down the bib look effortlessly.
- Fold your square scarf into a triangle
- Gather the two far ends of the triangle
- Wrap around your neck
- Bring excess fabric to the front
- And tuck underneath the bib
- Adjust as needed
BONUS 6. The Tie-Front Look
This style is pretty much an extension of the bib look from #5 above.
- At step 4 above, tie the excess fabric into a simple knot once
- Then tie a knot a second time
- Tuck the leftover fabric under scarf
Frequently Asked Questions About How to Tie A Blanket Scarf
Why wear a scarf in the winter?
Apart from the fashion statement that blanket scarves provide, wearing a scarf in the winter helps create a pocket of insulation around your neck and mouth. This was a lifesaver when I lived in Alaska as breathing in cold air at -20ºF hurt!
Do you wear a scarf inside or outside a jacket?
If you’re trying to make a fashion statement, wear your scarf outside your jacket. If you want to maximize warmth, wear your scarf inside your jacket to create a pocket of warm air around your neck and face.
How do you wear a scarf with a dress?
For the most part, pairing a scarf with a dress makes the scarf the focal point of your outfit. Stay away from thicker pieces of clothing, clashing colors, and intricate patterns. Follow the tips about or check out this post to see how I wore a scarf with a dress.
How do you wear a blanket scarf 2022?
The basic principles of wearing a blanket scarf haven’t changed in 2022. All you have to do is place the scarf around your neck and choose one of the easy styles described above.
Scrolled to the bottom? I’ve updated this post with this YouTube video showing you the 10 EASIEST ways to wear a blanket scarf right now through the fall, winter, and spring.
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This is absolutely wonderful! Your perfect shots make the tutorial easy and interesting. Thanks for sharing this.
You’re welcome Zaineey!
I love the belted scarf! Last year I cut my blanket scarf in two and it has made it much more manageable!
Great tutorial for wearing a blanket scarf! Thanks for sharing!
So going to have to try these tie methods out.
I almost bought a pretty scarf yesterday but knew that I would never get it to look right…now I’m going back to get it. Thanks for these awesome tips!
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I’m seeing more and more women wearing cute scarves and I haven’t invested in one yet because I have no idea how to make them look as good. Here’s hoping a little bit of practice will make perfect. xx
Way to go Ali. I’m rooting for you!
Thank you so much for this! I have a few scarves and never knew how to do anything other than the flyover. Your directions are very easy to follow.
I love that there are so many different ways to wear scarves. I love all these ways you have shown here too. I need to bring my scarves out soon too.
How many awesome ways to tie a blanket scarf! I have one and I will try it for sure!
Oh wow, those are very stylish ways to use a scarf like that. Blanket scarves can be hard since it’s a bit thicker than the normal scarves.
I had no idea this was even a thing. Great tutorial though and this serves as a reminder that I need to check the trends before shopping for some new additions to my winter wardrobe.
Wow! I never thought you can so many ways to do it. I agree, scarf game is getting stronger. I think #1 is mostly what I’d do.
I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this post! It’s so cool to be able to wear/tie your scarf in different ways especially this season. Thanks for the step-by-step too!
You’re most welcome, Terri. I’m glad you found this post helpful 😀
What fabulous ways to style a blanket scarf! Incredibly fashionable and fun. I love the multi-color scarf you chose!
I had no idea there were so many ways to tie a scarf. These are all fabulous ways to wear a scarf though. I think a scarf can make you look one step up, what I call “fancy” which is why I love wearing them.
Haha! Couldn’t agree with you more Brandy!
Thanks for these tips! I’m never quite sure how to tie a scarf, so I usually wear an infinity scarf. It is amazing to me how much warmer it is when you wear a scarf.
I need these tips! I always think my scarfs look ridiculous. Just in time too, it’s started to gt chilly here.
Perfect timing! ??
OMG I love you for this!!! This tutorial is everything. And I have big scarves like this one but never know wtf to do with it aside from drape it over my shoulders!!!
Haha!I’m happy you found this blanket scarf post helpful, GiGi!
I don’t typically wear scarfs because I don’t like tight items around my neck. My daughter loves them so I will show this to her. She would look cute wearing a blanket scarf.
I am the worst at tying scarves. This is an amazing tutorial – thank you. I will be saving this page.
My pleasure, Shari!
How pretty! I’ve actually never attempted to wear a blanket scarf before. I might have to try one out.
Would love to know what you think about blanket scarves after you’ve tried them ?
I love blanket scarves. They are so soft and cozy. Thanks for the helpful hints.