It’s a blanket…it’s a scarf…it’s a blarf! While you may not be familiar with the term ‘blarf’ (I may or may not have invented it), by now you’re surely aware of the phenomenon that is the blanket scarf. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the ultimate winter accessory is exactly what it sounds like: a scarf that’s so big, it doubles as a blanket. What could be better?
Even if you don’t live in a frozen tundra, the blanket scarf comes in handy in many scenarios beyond the great outdoors. Is your office constantly freezing? Wrapping yourself in a chic scarf is a great alternative to bringing an actual fleece blanket to work—and it won’t clash with your outfit. And for frequent travelers, the blanket scarf thrives on a plane. Sure, you get your own blanket on long flights, but what about those two-hour trips? Step up your layering game with a blarf. They’re easier to take on and off than a jacket or sweater, and unlike both of those options, a blarf can be used to cover your entire body.
If you think wearing a blanket around your neck sounds way too extra, don’t worry—we’re not talking Lenny-Kravitz-level blarfs here.
The blarf that I know and love is just big enough that everyone’s jealous of how cozy and swaddled you look, but small enough that it’s far from inconvenient. Here are our favorite picks that will keep you warm everywhere you go this winter, from out in the snow, to up in the sky:
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