When you consider the fluctuating temperatures which accompany an average Canadian autumn, it’s no surprise that so many Canuck fashionistas rely on flowing, practical layers to shield themselves from the weather of the Great White North. As a stylish accessory trend which is currently enjoying its moment on the catwalks and sidewalks, the essential blanket scarf is officially here to stay. Whether you’re heading for brunch or to the office, this long scarf is an indisputably chic addition to any autumn ensemble. We’ve compiled a few easy and versatile ways to sport a blanket scarf this November.
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Casual and edgy: For a laidback yet sleek look, a bright blanket scarf gives a pop of colour to an otherwise monochromatic outfit. Try pairing a colourblocked blanket scarf with a pair of crisp white skinny jeans and a rebellious black leather jacket. Meanwhile, add a pair of tinted aviators to bring a sophisticated effect to your weekend-friendly ensemble.
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Cozy and chic: As the temperatures drop, stay comfortable and look perfectly stylish as you do it by pairing a neutral sweater dress with a soft grey blanket scarf. Meanwhile, the addition of contrasting black accessories like suede thigh-high boots and a classic crossbody purse can complete a relaxed outfit that is perfect for chilly, windy Sunday afternoons in November.
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Colourful and polished: The blanket scarf may seem like an ubiquitous trend for the weekends, but it can just as easily look elegant and classy for the business week. For a pop of colour against a jewel-toned shirtdress, turn to a vivid plaid blanket scarf in shades of turquoise and violet. If you’re tired of sporting oatmeal-coloured knits or grey blazers, bring new life to your corporate wardrobe with vibrant hues and splashy prints.
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Sharp and sophisticated: If you’re currently rocking fitted midi dresses (whether at work or at play), a classic plaid blanket scarf can complete your ensemble. Layer a rugged scarf over a curve-hugging army green dress for an outfit which will flatter your curves and suit the trends of the season. To polish off your ensemble, turn to a leather tote bag in a soft tan hue and a pair of dark brown cowgirl ankle boots for a Western inspired look.