Since the weather here in the Midwest is beginning to cool down considerably, I thought I would take another look at scarves, but focus on a heavier, longer variety of scarf that we refer to as the pashmina. The original pashmina was type of cashmere wool woven into a garment meant to be worn as a shawl. Today we have a variety of pashmina colors and prints as varied as the flowers and plants in creation. Many of the scarves or shawls that we now term pashmina, are made from a variety of fabrics and realize different weights and textures, thus, not true pashminas. However, there are many stores that sell real wool/silk blend pashminas for very reasonable prices.
Today's post will look at a variety of ways to wear these longer, rectangular shaped scarves.
This scarf, while having the shape of a pashmina is not made from the soft, silky cashmere wool. It doesn't feel scratchy so I do not think it has any wool in it. It is probably a blend of man made materials. A thrift store find, I thought I could use it like a blanket scarf, but then as I did more research realized a true blanket scarf is square not rectangular. I am learning new things all the time!
1. The shawl -
2. The simple flip over one shoulder -
3. Flip ends to the back then pull ends to the front - here the ends are the focal point of what hangs in the front -
4. Flip ends to back, but leave front loose. Pull front down into more of a long bib, then bring just the fringy ends to the front - the messy look.
5. Triangular bib - similar to above, but make the bib more triangular and tucks the ends under the bib.
6. Left long and belted -
Here is a look at all of them:
I hope this post inspires you to dig that pashmina out of your closet and start wearing it. I have quite a few in different colors. It is the perfect toasty addition to any outfit or just wear one with your coat to keep your neck warm. The pashmina is not only stylin' it's practical.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Photo credit Rebecca Trumbull.
If your are looking for a true pashmina check out The Pashmina Store.
This store is only a recommendation that I found while perusing on line. I have never bought anything from them, but might some time in the future!