Two words, friends: blanket scarf.
I love that you can wear this bad boy in so many ways. It's cozy. trendy and most importantly it's affordable.
These little gems are everywhere right now, and I bet you could even find a large square scarf in your mama's or grandma's closet. They come in so many colors and they're forcing me (yes, forcing me) to branch out from my closet full of neutrals. So on the days I'm feeling particularly feisty, I can bust out a patterned blanket scarf to spice up those black and whites that I love so dearly.
Let me just share my fashion philosophy:
Wear it LOUD and PROUD.
I'm serious. If you love something, wear it. Not like "Oh no, I hope no one notices me in this rather large scarf." More like, "I am looking so dang good in this huge piece of fabric wrapped around my neck." What I've noticed about people is if you are confident in whatever you're wearing (or doing) you become a leader or a trend setter - not the person who's always trying to keep up. Trust your gut and wear what you love because YOU love it.
One more thing I love about this scarf: it works for any age. I love seeing trends that all age groups can take part in! It makes the scarf so versatile because not everyone will wear the same way. The loop, the cape (pictured), the drop, or use it as a blanket!
I hope that one day, I'm the grandma rocking the latest trend and some really heavy mascara with my pile of grandkids. For now, I'm the mama of one stepping up my game in leather leggings and a blanket scarf.
PS! Let's just talk about those adorable Steve Madden booties that I thrifted for $10! They've been my go-to all season. I love a good deal, and Steve just gets me. Booties are a great way to dress up an outfit, and bonus: they're easy to walk in. All the ladies said "Hallelujah!"
photos taken by Leah Jones @_featherandink (Instagram)