How to Wear Your Favorite Blanket Scarf as a Poncho in 3 Steps

Hi ladies!  Hope the start of your week is treating you well.  I don’t know about you guys, but we had the MOST beautiful weekend in Milwaukee, WI.  It was almost 60 degrees which is usually unheard of in February.  I also headed to my first bridal show on Sunday with my mom, Josh’s mom, and my sister.  It was such a fun time and really got me excited for the beginning stages of wedding planning.

While this weekend was a great tease of the spring months ahead, the temperatures drop (a little) this week, meaning it’s time to throw some layers back on.  A great way to easily add a layer of warmth to a plain top is to turn your favorite blanket scarf into a poncho.  Today I’m going to show you how to do it step by step.


(1) Fold the scarf into a triangle.


(2) Drape the scarf over your shoulders, the point of the triangle laying on your back pointing downward.


(3) Tie a belt around your waist to hold the scarf in place and add shape


Wah-lah!  Easy as that, people.  You’ve now avoided needing to go out and buy a separate poncho to rock this winter trend.  I’m all about re-using pieces in my closet, that’s why you will see a lot of “repeat” pieces or jewelry in my looks.  I want you to make the most of your closet and find new ways to love your favorite pieces even more!


Hope you enjoyed this post!  Leave a comment below if you have any other ways you like to wear your blanket scarves.  Have a great week!

♥ Leah

Photos by:  Elizabeth Izzo (check out her website!)

Outfit details:  Top:  Pacson//Blanket Scarf:  Modcloth//Jeans:  Apricot Lane Peoria//Booties:  Apricot Lane Peoria//Earrings:  Forever 21//Belt:  Forever 21//Cross Ring:  Express

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  1. I love this! I have worn this trend but was worried I was doing it wrong. I’m glad you showed me I’m right! I love using a thin braided belt – I hadn’t thought of that! My only issue with this look is that I can’t raise my arms very far. It makes me feel restricted. Do you have that problem? If so, how do you solve it? 😛

    xoxo Lauren | Glitter & Grandeur

    1. Yeah, I’ve noticed that that’s definitely a problem with this trend. I’ve found giving it a looser look (pulling excess material from the scarf over the top of the belt so it “bubbles over” a bit helps! Also, you can wear this trend without a belt, and simply lay the folded scarf over your shoulders to avoid feeling restricted!

  2. I love this idea! I have an American Eagle blanket scarf I really love, but it’s so BIG and sometimes not really practical. Wearing it this way in lieu of a coat (now that it’s getting a LITTLE warmer out) is super cute. Thanks for the tip!

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