VIDEO: 10 Ways To Wear A Plaid Blanket Scarf

December 14, 2016 by Justine Schwartz
shefinds | Style

‘Tis the season to wear big, giant plaid scarves. They are super warm and look great with your winter coats and boots. A plaid or check scarf should be in every woman’s closet–but the truth is that they can be tricky to wear. Especially the oversized and blanket ones. There is just so much material, you’re not exactly sure what to do with all of it. Also, there’s always the second-guessing yourself–does this look cool or stupid? You want the whole process to be effortless and to ultimately elevate your look.

Don’t worry, ladies, we are here to answer all your “how to wear a scarf?” questions, and to show you 10 creative ways to do it:


  1. Belted. Place the scarf around your neck with the ends in the front. Fasten a belt around your waist or hips (depending on the length).
  2. Blogger style. Fold the scarf diagonally to create a triangle shape. Wrap the scarf around your neck so the triangle is in the front. Wrap the ends around and slightly tuck them under the triangle.
  3. Infinity scarf. Tie the opposite ends of the scarf together to make a large loop. Wrap it around your neck twice and tuck any loose edges underneath so it looks like an infinity scarf.
  4. One-shoulder cape. Place the scarf around your neck, and toss one end over the opposite shoulder.
  5. Tie front. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders like a blanket and tie the ends together at the front.
  6. Classic scarf. Wrap the scarf around your neck, with one end hanging longer than the other. Wrap the longer end once around your neck then tie the ends together.
  7. Loose tie. Wrap the scarf around your neck and tie the ends once, loosely around your chest area.
  8. A bolero. Tie the ends of the scarf together. Put your arms through the open hole it creates, so that the tie is at the middle of your back. *Tricky one–see the video above!
  9. Blanket wrap. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders and tie the ends together off to one shoulder.
  10. Shoulder wrap. Wrap the scarf around your shoulders and leave the ends untied.


Editorial Director

Justine Schwartz is a veteran women's lifestyle editor; she's written extensively about style & beauty tips, health advice and wedding planning for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine, Huffington Post and New York Weddings. Justine has been with SheFinds since 2010; you can reach her via email at [email protected]

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