A glamorous pashmina is a versatile addition to any woman’s wardrobe. Smaller pashminas may be looped around the neck and added to a simple outfit to instantly give it a more elegant, refined look, while larger pashminas are ideal for use as shawls or wraps for evenings out. However, because there are so many options to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming to go searching for a sophisticated pashmina that is right for your wardrobe. If you are on the hunt for the ideal pashmina, start your shopping expedition with these five options that are sure to add a chic, stylish look to any outfit in your closet.
The Jones New York ombre satin pashmina is an elegant finishing touch for both casual and formal outfits. Made of rayon, the pashmina features an eye-catching ombre pattern that sees the colors fade into one another. It is approximately 21-inches by 72-inches and features a 3-inch fringe at the ends for an even more attractive look. Available at macys.com, you can purchase the Jones New York ombre satin pashmina in brown, black, green and gold ombre. For a night out, pair the pashmina with your favorite little black dress for extra flair. On the weekends, throw it on over a long-sleeve tee shirt turtleneck and jeans for a chic casual look.
For a glamorous, affordable pashmina with a designer label, try the cashmere and silk blend option from Isaac Mizrahi’s ISAACMIZRAHLIVE! line. Made of a combination of 70 percent cashmere and 30 percent silk, the pashmina has a soft feel that makes it comfortable to wear. It is also lightweight, so you can wear it in a variety of seasons. The ISSACMIZRAHLIVE! Pashmina measures 30-inches by 80-inches, and provides significant coverage if you plan to wear it for warmth. Because of its versatility, you can pair it with a sundress on cool summer evenings or over a fitted button-down blouse for the office in the fall. Available on QVC.com, the pashmina comes in three colors: cashew, classic pink and dusty lilac.
For a glamorous, elegant option that feels as good as it looks, the Bajra solid pashmina is an ideal choice. Available on Saks Fifth Avenue’s website, it is made of a 60-40 cashmere silk blend, so it has a soft, lightweight feel on the body. The ends are adorned with a very subtle eyelash fringe trim to give the pashmina an extremely understated, sophisticated look. It is an ideal accessory for the office since it provides a polished, professional look, but you can also wear it with more causal outfits like a tee shirt and jeans to give the ensemble a more pulled together feel. The Bajra solid pashmina measures 28-inches by 78-inches, and is available in purple and blue.
For the woman who likes to stand out in a crowd, the Alexander McQueen skull pashmina may be an ideal gift. It is made of modal, and features a printed skull pattern that gives it an edgy look. Available on the Barney’s New York website, the pashmina retails for $445.00 so it is definitely a costly investment. However, it can instantly give any outfit a punch of funky flair. Pair it with a plain tee shirt, jeans and motorcycle boots for a casual look that will get you noticed, or use it to give a plain black cocktail dress a little more interest. Measuring 47 by 41 inches, the pashmina is available in royal blue; turquoise and red; black and gray; navy and red; and gray and blue.
For the ultimate in glamour and elegance, the Rick Owen pashmina scarf is sure to dazzle any woman. With a suggested retail price of $695.00, it is certainly not a budget-friendly accessory, but its blend of cashmere and silk give it a soft, rich feel that makes it worth the price. Measuring 75-inches in length and 55-inches in width, the pashmina is also extra large, so you can wear it in a variety of ways. The hem features light fringing for added decorative detail, but the overall look of the pashmina is understated and elegant. It is an ideal option for work, and can easily dress up a plain suit or blouse and pants combination. Available on the Barney’s New York website, you can purchase the Rick Owen pashmina scarf in flesh gray, white and black.