the blanket scarf

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scarf: Marshall's (similar) // dress: Forever 21 // blouse: Forever 21 // boots: Chinese Laundry

photos by Briley Noel

Are three trends too many for one outfit? I'm wearing three of my favorites here: over-the-knee boots, a blouse layered under my dress, and a blanket scarf.

The Zara blanket scarf was last year's blogger's hot cakes. Everyone had one, and they took selfies drinking from red Starbucks cups at wreath-making get-togethers with their Best Bloggy Friends (BBFs). Little did I know, these blanket scarves are actually incredibly practical and mine has become my most favorite item to wear this season.

First, it's warm as heck. I use mine as an actual blanket at work, which means I really bought one item that serves my two favorite purposes: comfort and cuteness. Second, it's way easier to style than I initially expected. The way I wore it here has been my favorite so far, but it's also cute with anything from a cable knit sweater, boyfriend jeans, and cute flats to chambray, skinny jeans, and ankle boots.

I know, non-bloggers, it looks too big for real life. But I swear to you, you can wear a blanket scarf and look totally normal (and even cute). There are lots of ways to tie it so it's not so bulky. Here are some of my favs: one, two, three, four.

10 comments

  1. You look so cute! These colors are really fantastic on you.

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  2. A few things...You look amazing. These 3 trends work perfectly together. You are seriously rocking this outfit. What color is that lipstick? Please do a tutorial on how you tied this scarf!

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  3. This might be my favorite way I've seen this scarf styled (and goodness have I seen it a lot ;). I adore the colors and the layering, and everything about this is perfect.

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  4. that looks so dang cozy warm + really pretty

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  5. Ohhh my gosh, Nicole! You look so, so beautiful, confident, and happy in all of these pictures! I really love all the colors going on here, and the blouse-under-a-dress look is working for you so nicely! I haven't gotten the confidence to try this look out for myself...but as cute as you look here, I may need to try it out for myself!

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  6. you would look SO CUTE with a blouse under a dress! i worked my way into it by starting with chambray, since i love it so much already. it gives my closet a totally second life. can't wait to see what you come up with!

    also, thanks for always leaving the world's sweetest comments.

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  7. All of your pictures are always adorable and awesome! This outfit is too cute! When I first got my blanket scarf I thought it was ginormous, but I've gotten used to it now and use it as a blanket at work when the office is too cold!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    ~Sara

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  8. I LOVE blanket scarves. I didn't know they were exactly a hot item. I've always loved big scarves because they are just so cozy and warm and I'm pretty much ALWAYS freezing from October/November to March...lol. A scarf just really makes a difference in warmth. I almost feel naked without one in the colder months! Wow...I'm just going on and on about my love of scarves. I'll stop now...lol. You look so adorable! I love layered looks. Autumn is the best for outfits. :)

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  9. Aww, thank you, Nicole!! On Thanksgiving, I did wind up wearing a sleeveless dress with a long-sleeved tee underneath at your encouragement! I really liked how it turned out, so I'll need to try it out with my chambray shirt next! And I'm glad you enjoy my comments - I always try to leave a little ray of sunshine for all the people I follow :)

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  10. Thanks for the link to 26 and Counting! Also, love that you're rocking a blanket scarf. Sure they're over-sized and a bit over the top, but aren't they seriously great?

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