At a job in a previous life, I sat next to a less-than-insulated window on the 43rd floor. That meant in the winter, it was so cold that I would take the large scarf I wore into the office and wrap it around my legs and tuck under my thighs while in my chair. It was such a common occurrence that my coworkers nicknamed me Teddy (as in Roosevelt). This is all to say that a large blanket scarf is a lifesaver for very cold days in more ways than one. Invest in a scarf that you can wrap around your entire body, not just your neck, and you’ll be thankful. Here are some of the best options.
A New Day Women's Plaid Oblong Scarf
This soft blanket scarf is lightweight but warm and features a large black-and-white windowpane plaid pattern. It’s versatile and can be worn with practically any outfit and color.
Women's Bean Blanket Scarf
Ready to be paired with anything from jeans to a dress, this striped option from L.L.Bean is perfect toss over your shoulders or your legs. The multiple colorways means it’ll go with anything.
If you really want versatility, this double-sided scarf is your answer. One side is a classic houndstooth, the other is a fun polka dot. Wrap it to show off one pattern or mix it up and pattern-clash with both.
Mason Printed Scarf
Camo may not be a typical pattern for a scarf, but the deep greens and blacks mean it’ll go with any color you have on. It’s big enough to keep your face and neck warm on-the-go so you won’t get caught out in the cold.
Spring Fever Stylish Warm Blanket Scarf
With over 1,400 reviews and a 4.1-star rating, this best-selling scarf on Amazon comes in almost 40 different color options. You really can’t go wrong with any of them.
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