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Looking for Inspiration? We've got you covered!
(All those beautiful shawls, and no idead how to wear them...)
How to Tie your scarf (or shawl): A Peppy
Preppy Tutorial from Coldwater
But who needs her? Here's a link to
our favorite pashmina style video: Very
Pashmina has a new YouTube channel. Check it out!
Rock the Casbah!
A clear, simple style for using a full or medium size pashmina
as a hijab
And another tutorial (in Arabic), for a somewhat more elaborate
Look like you live on Wisteria Lane!
Here's a video by Cate Adair , Emmy-nominated costume designer for
Desperate Housewives. Pay attention to Adair's deft
fingerwork: those little flups and folds can make the difference
between a glumpy look and the unstudied chic je-ne-sais-quoi
that you crave.
In the pashmina pasal [shop]
This guy is not the most glamorous model, but the shopkeeper who
is draping him knows what he is doing. Worth a look.
A couple more...
If you can get past the tilted background...
Here's the Travelista lady, with a sensible litany of
Some slightly unusual styles -- not for grandma.
Okay, okay ... here's Oprah!
The following material is cribbed from Oprah's interview with
Charla Krupp of Glamour Magazine. Charla recommends the five styles
The Pashmina Stole Charla says this look is replacing
mother's mink stole. It's terrific for evening, particularly with
the higher-end, beaded pashmina shawls.
Belt Style or Sarong "For people with no hips," Oprah
says. Just wrap around you waist, drape attractively and go.
Hollywood Style If one pashmina shawl is great, two must
be twice as good.
Full Shawl Wrap Simple, elegant, warm. Perfect for work,
shopping or fun!
The Noose Wrap This stylish look is easy to create — once
you know how.
Step #1 Fold your pashmina shawl in half along its
length, making sure the folded edge is at the top or facing
Step #2 Fold the pashmina shawl in half again, this time
along its width. You should have an end that's folded and an end
Step #3 Place the folded shawl behind your head. Pull
the open end through the loop at the folded end. Voila! You're
Charla Krupp tells how not to schlep your pashmina
[on the Oprah Website, Nov. 4 1999 show]
Don't let the end hang below the bottom of your coat.
Don't wear it against heavy wool — the pashmina is a
substitute for a coat.
A user named Sabah posted some
unillustrated suggestions on e-How.com:
Wear the pashimna as a sash. You can wrap the pashmina across
your body diagonally and tie it at the side to create a sash. This
is an elegant touch for the evening and works especially well with
a dress or skirt.
Wear a pashmina over the head as a headscarf. This is a classic
look from the Far East, and you can wear it in this way on a windy
day to keep your hair in place. Wrap it around your head and tie it
in front to secure it.
Wear the pashmina as a classic scarf. Wear the pashmina around
your neck with one end over your shoulder. This adds a touch of
color to your neckline, and one side can be left hanging down.
Tie your pashmina into a parisian knot. This classic look is
very easy to create with a pashmina scarf; just tie the scarf in
front of you and let the end hang down. This is a casual look that
works well for day or night.
Wear the pashmina as a knotted shawl. Instead of wearing the
scarf as a classic shawl, wrap it around your shoulders and tie it
in front. This is an elegant variation of a simple look and adds a
feminine touch to your outfit.
Double up your pashmina with a secondary color. Create a
two-toned effect by twisting two pashmina scarves together. This
works especially well for evenings when you want to add some drama
to your look.
Wear your pashmina as a simple neckscarf. Let the ends of the
pashimna hang behind you and leave the scarf tied around your neck
for a simple but elegant look.
Create a ladylike shawl out of the pashmina. This is the
'original' pashmina look that has been worn for decades. Wear the
pashmina as a shawl to accent a sleeveless dress or top for the
Wear the pashmina as a belt. You can wear the pashmina around
your waist and let one side hang down; it's a modern twist that
makes a great accent to a simple outfit.
Wear it as a scarf wrapped around your neck, with your coat or
jacket. Real pashminas are very warm and feel luxurious against the
skin, so they make perfect scarves to keep you warm.
Use it to complement an outfit. A pashmina is a perfect
accessory and comes in many different colors, so use a pashmina to
complement your favorite suit or dress.
Use a pashmina as a shawl for that special evening. If you have
a special dinner date, a pashmina looks great draped over your
dress as a shawl.
Bring it to the beach. A pashmina looks wonderful with a
swimsuit or bikini so tie it around your waist when you come out of
the water to look truly fashionable.
And... a third
from e-How. This set was posted by Jennifer
Wear it as a shawl. The most common use for a pashmina is to
wear it as a shawl. If you’re cold or just merely want to cover up
a little bit, the pashmina is perfect. Wrap it around your
shoulders and secure it by either tying it in the front or allowing
it to drape down.
Use it as a scarf. Fold your pashmina up horizontally in the
shape of a scarf. Tie it around your neck and allow it to dangle
Use it on your wedding day. Many brides and bridesmaids are
using pashminas as an extra accessory for their wedding day gowns.
Usually, the pashmina will be draped over the bride’s or
Use it as a sarong. If you’re out at the pool or just lounging
around the house, you can use a pashmina as a sarong. Tie it around
your waist so that it hangs off of your hips. It will resemble a
half skirt. You can alter your pashmina sarong to expose as little
or as much as you want to.
Wear it as a tube top. A pashmina can double over as a tube top
on those warm summer days. Fold your pashmina in half horizontally.
Depending on how large your pashmina is, you might have to fold it
again or fold it into thirds. Wrap it around your chest and secure
it by tying it in the back.
Wear it as a belt. This looks great over a form-fitting tank
top or lengthy blouse. Fold your pashmina in half or in thirds. How
you fold it depends on how big you want your belt to look. Secure
your pashmina by tying it on the side of your hips.
1. Wrap around your shoulders and tie in a big knot at the
2. Wrap around your shoulders and throw both ends behind you.
3. Wrap around your shoulders and throw one end over a
4. Wrap around your shoulders, throw one end over a shoulder and
pin at the front with a big brooch.
5. Lay it over your head and throw the ends over your
6. Wrap around your neck like a huge scarf.
7. Double it up wrap around your neck and pull through the loop,
another big scarf look (that won't unravel).
8. Wear it over your shoulders and tie it behind your back.
9. Wear over one shoulder and pin with a brooch under your oppositr
arm. this creates a nice asymmetric look.
10. Wrap around your middle like a big belt.
11. Fold into a big triangle and tie around your waist.
12. Tie around the handles of a big handbag.
Is #12 supposed to be a joke?
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