Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Blanket Wrap Cardigan


I bought this Blanket Wrap from New Look last week and I've pretty much been living in it ever since.
A little blanket with arm holes and pockets - it's like the fashionable version of the snuggie. It goes with me to the shop, hangs out with me while I'm working and snuggles up with me on the couch.
This particular one is 100% acrylic (no cashmere here) but it's soft, warm and cosy. I chose this one because black and grey are pretty much my staple colours and I wasn't keen on a really busy pattern, though apparently I do look a bit like Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly when I've got this on.
Blanket Wrap Cardigan - £24.99 New Look

Even though they're essentially bat-winged cardigans, I think blanket wraps are going to be a big deal this autumn - they're the perfect transitional item for weather that doesn't quite know what it's doing but it's chilly enough for a cover up.
While the personalized Burberry Poncho (as seen on everyone from Cara to Olivia P to Suki) may have provided major inspiration for the blanket wrap, I reckon it was this guy who really kick started the trend (If you have a sec, please go and look at his post titled How to Wear a Wool Blanket as a Coat, it's amazing - Link)

Anyway, New Look have a pretty big selection of blanket wraps with plenty of designs to choose from so if you're into the blanket/cardigan hybrid, I suggest you check them out.
*Photos- Richard Godden
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  1. You look so pretty, happy and comfortable in it. I want one now! x

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    1. Thank you! That's a lovely comment :) It is super comfy and snuggly x

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  2. That's gorgeous! I've got one like this that I got from a charity shop last year for a couple pound, nice to hear they're going to be popular and I won't just look like a wee auld lady in mine! ;)

    Alana xx
    A Rose For Epona

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