The classic scarf is timeless, and with the advent of the pashmina scarf in the mid 1990's, style met warmth and wearability regardless of the season or the wind chill factor. Pashmina scarves are elegant yet comfortable, available in such a wide range of styles and colors that there is literally no limit to how they can be accessorized, or with what outfits they can be used. Learn from fashion experts about popular pashmina scarf trends for fall, including how to wear a pashmina scarf as an accent with any outfit.
Try these different hot styles for a uniquely posh yet cozy fall look:
Wear as a Shawl: Wear your pashmina scarf as a shawl by draping it over your shoulders and either tying the ends in the front or throwing the ends over either shoulder for an elegant cosmopolitan look.
Wear as a Stole: As a stole, your pashmina scarf can be worn by draping it over your shoulders in a horseshoe shape, letting the ends fall freely. You can completely cover your front or wear it in a narrow folded style. Consider one of the popular beaded pashminas for this look.
Grace Kelly Head Shawl: For very chilly evenings or for car rides with the top down, the pashmina can be draped over the head and tied under the neck to both protect your coif and keep your head, ears, and neck toasty warm.
Wear as a Sash: Pair with a belt to wear your pashmina scarf as a sash, pin, or clip. Fold it over two or three times and then loosely drape it over one shoulder in a diagonal position. Secure the pashmina at your waist with a sash, pin, or clip for an all day or night look.
Wear as a Reverse Scarf: A simple reverse of the stole look, fold the pashmina and drape either end behind you and in front of your neck, leaving the ends hanging down your back freely.
Wear as a Sarong: Pashmina scarves are long length and width wise. Similar to a miniature sari, a pashmina scarf can be easily wrapped around the waist and either knotted for an asymmetrical skirt, or belted for a slim line wool skirt.
Wear as a Traditional Scarf: Pair with an overcoat or trench coat to add layered fashionable warmth when fall temperatures dip. The pashmina scarf can either be layered and tied underneath the coat, or folded and tucked under the collar of your coat on either side of your shoulders.
The Pantone annual color report indicates that the hot fall colors for 2011 are honeysuckle (a rich pinkish tone), emberglow (a salmon pink), bamboo (a muted golden green), phlox (warm purple), cedar (a bluish beige), deep teal, coffee liqueur, nougat (a light warm brown tone), orchid hush, and quarry (a soft grey blue tone).
Consider purchasing multi-purpose pashmina scarves in these colors, or in complementary tones to accent these colors, to have a stunningly hot (and warm!) fall look.