In this feature, Elle Magazine’s Danielle Prescod shows you how to turn your bedding into a catwalk worthy piece of attire. It’s a snug and unique alternative to wearing the traditional coat.
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Q: How do I wear a blanket as a coat?
A: This winter is endless! I’m so tired of all my coats anymore after wearing them all season. It’s a pretty inopportune time to start shopping for a new coat right now, but with no end to the frigid temps in sight, I think getting creative with outerwear is the perfect solution. To do so, we can simply take a nod from the runways. If you were as inspired by the Chanel pre-fall show in Texas or the fall Burberry show in London as I was, you’ve probably been stalking the Pendleton website for a few weeks now. Though Chanel and Burberry perfected the look for their runways, they were not the first designers to introduce the idea of adapting bedding as insulation for your body outside of the bedroom. So let’s think about how to take the blanket to the streets.
The problem with wearing something that is essentially made to throw over your couch is the size: personally, I’m smaller than the average sofa. The blanket is fairly overwhelming in its length and print, so I didn’t want anything else to compete with it. Today, I am wearing a BCBG blanket scarf over an otherwise very simple outfit: DSTLD skinny jeans, a Gap white button down, and over the knee boots from Alexander Wang.
It’s very urban cowgirl. I addressed the largeness of the blanket by folding it over once and then belting it. There are plenty of other options besides this strategy: It can be worn asymmetrically, or even unfolded. Really, because it doesn’t have sleeves, the possibilities are endless. The best thing to do with something like this is to experiment. Try a lot of different ways to wear it in the mirror and you will find that you never get bored with this one item.
We’ve scooped some inspiration from across the web to help you wear the trend