What’s better than crawling under the blankets after a long winter walk? If you said, “not getting out of bed at all,” we feel you. While we can’t help you hibernate, we can help you take that cozy feeling wherever you go — while looking super-stylish, too. The answer is a blanket-style wrap, scarf or poncho. When it’s really cold, wear it like a cardigan under your parka. As the weather gets a bit warmer, wear it as a coat. We’ve found 10 options that are key for any Canadian girl’s wardrobe — plus, they’ll look just as great on cool summer nights sitting around the campfire.
This is the one winter accessory every Canadian girl needs
A Giant Blanket ScarfWell, who couldn't find the comfort in this beauty? It's enormous. And thick. And beautifully knit. Before you buy this baby, check out our video with nine ways to tie a blanket scarf!
Pieces Ribbed Oversized Blanket Scarf, $37 at ASOSASOS
mangoCan't bring yourself to wear just any basic blanket outside the house? Then this one is for you. Black with a faux leather cut-out appliqué and fringe, this is the fashion shawl for all. But, of course, it's still easy to wear and super-comfy.
Mango Waterfall Poncho, $45 at Mango.Mango
Oversized WrapDid you own a pashmina in the '90s or early aughts? This wrap makes oh-so-much-more sense. Instead of constantly pulling the silly scarf around your shoulders every time it fell, this one stays in place because it's built like a cardigan, not a scarf.
Pieces Oversized Blanket Wrap, $46 at ASOS.ASOS
Bold Black-And-WhiteIn a cozy knit, this fringed poncho takes your favourite afghan to fashionable new heights. Wear it over black and white basics for an eye-catching look.
Forever 21 Plus Size Mixed Stripe Fringed Poncho, $38 at Forever 21.Forever 21
Waterfall CardiganCalled a waterfall cardigan for the way it drapes, this wrap takes a literal blanket look and makes it sophisticated on the body. The grey and blue tonal stripes make the cardigan a great option for wearing with both denim or black-on-black.
French Connection Waterfall Blanket Wrap Cardigan, $60 at French Connection.French Connection
Spring ForwardLooking for a winter piece that'll carry you into early spring? This is it. The pale palette of grey, white and pink will look just beautiful as a jacket once April showers bring May flowers.
Loft Striped Woven Poncho, $88 at Loft.Loft
Wool ThrowLiterally a blanket with an opening to throw over your shoulders, you can't get much closer to bed than this. The minimalist graphic print makes whatever you have on underneath look hipper. And the colour? It's a real statement.
Diamond Mosaic Blanket, $118 at AritziaAritzia
Blanket MinimalismIn three colour-ways, this wool number is oh-so-simple, and, well, enormous. It's the perfect blank-wrap to give yourself a hug with.
Pop Art Blanket, $118 at AritziaAritzia
Nautical WrapLove navy and white stripes? This is the blanket-wrap for you. Made with a warm wool mix fabric, this one features handy pockets and a flattering cascading neckline.
Ann Taylor Mariner Stripe Cape, $303 at Ann Taylor.Ann Taylor
Picnic Blanket PlaidThis double-faced shawl features grey plaid on one side and plain charcoal grey on the other, making it not only super-warm, but also reversible!
Club Monaco Sharlie Shawl, $350 at Club Monaco.Club Monaco
Colour-Block CashmereLike your blankets a little more luxe? This geometric wrap is 100 per cent cashmere, meaning it's super-soft. It's also got a generous fit and extends to the knees, so it could easily be worn with a skirt and knee-high boots.
Madeleine Thompson Color-block cashmere wrap, $550 at Net-A-Porter.Net-a-porter