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How to wear a pashmina scarf

Pashmina scarves are beautiful scarves that make for vibrant and colourful fashion accessories. Hand spun from fine cashmere wool, they owe their comfortable material from the pashmina goats living high up in the Himalayas in Nepal, India and Pakistan. While they look and feel fabulous, many people are still unsure about how to wear a pashmina scarf.

Wearing a pashmina scarf

Unlike conventional scarves which can only be wound around the neck, you have far more options when you are considering how to wear a pashmina scarf. They come in larger expanses of fabric which can be tied, or draped around your shoulders.

Part of the fun of wearing a pashmina scarf is its sheer versatility. A lot of this is down to the drape of the fabric, the quality of the weave within the material, and the feel of pure cashmere against skin.

How you decide to wear the pashmina scarf depends on where you’re going. If you just happen to be dashing out the house to go to the shops, it can be casually thrown on, instantly spicing up a casual look of jeans and t-shirt. However, if you are heading for a more formal occasion, the scarf can be worn as a stylish accessory to an evening dress.

Here are some instructions for one of the most basic methods:-

  • Fold the scarf in half lengthwise
  • Drape over the shoulder
  • Tie the ends together, in much the same way as a traditional scarf
  • Pull tighter and separate the top layer so that it drapesdown
  • For a variation on this look, tie it tighter, towards the neck, and stretch it out.

Alternative pashmira scarf styles

Before beginning to experiment with different possibilities, many people considering how to wear a pashmina scarf go for a basic look. Firstly, the scarf is draped around the neck, with the right-hand side longer. Cross the right side in front, bringing it behind the left Cross the right side over the front of the left again, this time bringing the right up and through the gap by the neck. Tuck the middle of the right side through the knot created and drape the fabric from the end of the scarf over the knot.

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