More than anything this holidaybreak, we’re looking forward to sinking into the couch and staying there. Too bad, then, that we have to get up from our hibernation burrow to 1) attend family dinners, 2) help cook said dinners, 3) visit a relative who lives an hour away in the middle of nowhere, and 4) wait in line to buy Star Wars tickets with a nerdy cousin.
Just in time, fashion has bestowed upon us a true Christmas miracle. The soft, warm house blankets on the Fall runways are finally available to buy and wear. Yes, wrapping a blanket normally reserved for the couch or bed around your shoulders is an acceptable—no, chic—style choice at the moment.
Take Phoebe Philo’s Céline blanket as a prime example. The brightly colored wool throw can be draped over one shoulder, or both, to add a bit of hygge (a Danish word that translates to “cozy”) to a sleek suit or dress. The American flag quilt from Calvin Klein will give a patriotic pop to a simple sweater and jeans, while the Louis Vuitton version is perfect for a lazy logo-maniac. Whatever your off-the-couch and out-of-bed style may be, the point is that it’s time to embrace the idea of taking your security blanket with you. Nobody wants to venture out into the cold, but at least now we can look good while doing so.
Here are 12 of the most wearable blankets to throw on and go.