Fall Essentials: The Plaid Blanket Scarf

ZARA Camel Plaid Blanket Scarf Dupe
Scarf: Forever21 (similar), Blazer: H&M  Boots: Old Navy (similar), Bag: Balenciaga Lips: Lady Danger

With temperatures dropping, it’s definitely ‘scarf and boots’ weather now. I thought it would be fun to post a series of my Fall Essentials, starting with the Plaid Blanket Scarf. These over-sized scarves became popular last winter – with everyone trying to track down the infamous ZARA camel blanket scarf (posted about here). It’s no surprise that Plaid Blanket Scarves continue to be popular this fall – the cheerful print combined with voluminous material make them ideal for keeping you warm and cozy in the colder months…what’s not to love?

Although I missed out on the ZARA original, I was very happy to find this brightly-colored alternative at Forever21 last January. It’s no longer available – but I’ve found a lot of VERY similar pieces on Amazon – see below! [Updated links in 2018]

hot pink / light pink / blue / tan

Tartan Blanket Scarf

A quick mirror pic of my outfit:

ZARA Camel Plaid Blanket Scarf Dupe
Scarf: Forever21 (similar), BlazerH&M  Boots: Old Navy (similar), BagBalenciaga

Here are my top scarf-tying tips: How to Wear Scarves.

Joe Fresh / J.Crew Factory / Old Navy / Garage / LOFT

 Photo credit for 1st photo: Elaine 


  1. christy.
    October 13, 2014 / 6:02 am

    I love this outfit! I can't stop going on Pinterest and whatnot and searching up fall outfits. They're way too cozy with the scarfs and boots <3christycee.blogspot.ca 

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:48 am

      Thanks Christy – I love fall outfits too…especially because I get to wear my boots again 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    October 13, 2014 / 6:24 am

    I love these types of scarves!! Beautiful xhttp://www.sweetcandydreamer.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:48 am

      Thanks – they're such a soft & comfy option for fall!

  3. Marta C
    October 13, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    Love blanket scarves especially in plaid, such a cute look on you! I have to go check out #1 & 3 now those are amazing.Martawww.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:50 am

      Good picks – the yellow & grey is such a pretty combo for #1, and #3 reminds me so much of the ZARA scarf.

  4. Daily Express
    October 13, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    This outfit is SO FABULOUS. I think I have all of the pieces except for a scarf with that color scheme, so I'm sure you can guess what's going on my wishlist. 🙂 It will have to wait awhile though since it's STILL too warm to wear a scarf here!Gina – On the Daily Express

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:51 am

      Wishing some cooler weather your way…I need to see the Gina version of this outfit 🙂

  5. Doused In Pink
    October 13, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I'm loving blanket scarves this fall! Such a cozy layered look!Jillwww.dousedinpink.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:51 am

      Thanks Jill – they really are so cozy 🙂

  6. Darcy
    October 13, 2014 / 6:12 pm

    I want one of these so badly! I am trying to decide what color combo I want!www.amemoryofus.com

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:52 am

      Can't wait to see which one you pick up Darcy!

  7. Lorna mai ltd
    October 13, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    I've never had a blanket scarf before, I can't believe yours is from F21, it looks so expensive, I must get one!! Looks fab on you especially with the navy blazer.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:53 am

      Thanks Lorna – F21 definitely have some great bargains…and some of them are great quality too!

  8. Beautygirl24
    October 13, 2014 / 11:26 pm

    Love these scarfs! I wish it got cold enough here to justify purchasing one but gosh are they cute! Hard to resist such a cozy looking accessory that stands out against anything! I love the way you've styled yours 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:55 am

      Thanks Noelle – I highly recommend picking one of these up – at the very least, you could save it for plane journeys…they double up as fabulous blankets too LOL!

  9. Amber Rathvon
    October 13, 2014 / 11:40 pm

    Yes to plaid blanket scarves this fall! Yours looks SO comfy and warm and I love the pattern. =)http://www.avecamber.blogspot.comhttp://www.bloglovin.com/avecamberI hope you are having a great week so far!Amber

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:56 am

      Thanks Amber – glad you're loving the plaid blanket trend too!

  10. Ariadne Elise
    October 14, 2014 / 3:10 am

    You look great in that outfit! The jewel tone of the jacket along with the cool grey of the scarf is very becoming. — aka @ari_Kostan

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:57 am

      Thanks so much Ari – I love the colour combo they used in the scarf!

  11. Anonymous
    October 14, 2014 / 3:33 am

    I love this outfit! You look so put together, and so perfectly fall. That scarf does look really cozy, and I love how you styled it.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 3:58 am

      Thanks! Blazer + scarf + boots + jeans is a great combo – am thinking of stocking up on more blazers 😉

  12. Alice Warren
    October 14, 2014 / 4:17 am

    This is a great alternative to the Zara scarf. I bought it last year and ended up returning it because it was impractical for living in CA. Now I wished I kept it.Alicewww.happinessatmidlife.comP.S. Hope you will stop by and join TBT Fashion link up this Thursday.

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 4:01 am

      Good idea returning it if it wasn't going to get much use…scarves are definitely required where I live for at least 1/3rd of the year LOL!

  13. Megan Joy
    October 14, 2014 / 4:29 am

    I love the scarf! It looks so cozy and warm. I entered the Spark Sessions contest so if I win I will definitely be there 🙂

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 4:01 am

      Fingers crossed for you Megan – hope you win the contest!!!!

  14. Anonymous
    October 14, 2014 / 4:41 pm

    WOW you look great! I also got that same exact F21 scarf and I cant wait to wear it if it would only cool down here in So.California =(

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      October 16, 2014 / 4:01 am

      Yay scarf twins!

    October 17, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    pretty. very nice look :)http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

  16. Lilly Style
    October 20, 2014 / 12:18 am

    Perfect Fall outfit! Plaid scarf is a Fall must, even when pretty much every single blogger owns one haha. So I had to get one too haha 🙂

  17. Kellys Reality
    October 21, 2014 / 3:33 pm

    This outfit is why I love fall so much. Looking great!

  18. Carylee
    October 22, 2014 / 3:24 am

    sooo fabulous! This is totally my fall combo – just add a blanket scarf! My IG feed is full of them right now, so you'd think I would have an aversion, but I just love mine so so much! Love how you styled yours! Perfect as always.Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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