Stop what you're doing, we need to talk about Burberry for a second. And the blanket phenomenon.
I have this memory engrained in my head of Cara Delevingne stomping down the catwalk, leading her army of fellow models wearing monogrammed blankets over their Burberry Autumn Winter attire. Following from that moment, we've seen Olivia Palermo and Sarah Jessica Parker wearing theirs, and so now we need a piece of the pie. But can we wear it without looking like we are from the wilderness? Oh yes we can.
The blanket is the ultimate layering piece. Over another fellow knit, over a leather jacket, a collared shirt, a polo neck; the list is endless. Why? Because there is something ever so chic about a cape like piece draped elegantly over your shoulders. You can officially embrace your inner 1960s Sophia Loren.
One of my favourite ways to rock the blanket is with a thick (ish) belt. This weekend, I test drove the blanket over a mini dress and cinched it in at the waist with one of my husband's belts. Drape the blanket over your shoulders, and down to your waist at the back. Secure the belt around the highest part of your waist to create shape. Honestly, this will keep you as cosy as a Winter coat.
What do you think of the blanket trend, how will you style yours?