It seems that I'm a little late to jump on the plaid blanket scarf bandwagon... So what else is new? It usually takes me a few seasons to warm up to new fashion trends, and I've always been of the "better late than never" mindset.
I'm also self aware enough to know that any time I'm trying a new trend, it's better to start with a budget-friendly version before splurging on a more expensive piece that I may never wear.
Case in point: statement necklaces. While I'm so glad that I have a small, inexpensive collection (thanks to Walmart) I only wear them occasionally. I just always end up feeling as if I look like a 6 year old that swiped some of mommy's costume jewelry from her top dresser drawer. So I'm grateful that I didn't go all out and splurge on some of the higher end pieces that I'd been coveting.
As such, I figured it would be wise to search out a budget-friendly plaid blanket scarf before taking the plunge on that uber popular Zara blanket scarf I've had my eye on...
So I was thrilled to come across this Faded Glory wrap scarf at Walmart, priced at a low $8.97. The neutral combo pattern is nearly a dead ringer for the Zara scarf I've been eyeing, and at this price, it's a pretty safe way to test out this trend to see if it's something I'll wear longterm.
Being a blanket scarf newbie, I also really appreciated that it had a tag attached with several suggestions for how to wear it. So far the top center option is my favorite, but I have to say that turning it into a shawl (top left) comes in really handy when you're sitting in a drafty restaurant.
After wearing my scarf a few times, I have a feeling this is a trend that I'll stick with!
In test driving my blanket scarf, I've discovered that scarves are a really versatile way to dress up a rather basic outfit for a holiday gathering. I paired my plaid blanket scarf with a neutral top, stretchy dark denim jeggings (more room for dinner!), and my favorite pair of boots for Thanksgiving dinner. And I'm still loving this Sally Hansen nail color (Wine Not) from earlier this fall -- it's a fantastic shade for the holiday season.
What other trends are you trying on this holiday season? I can't wait to show you how I've been getting long, thick lashes without falsies or extensions!