A large cashmere shawl is indispensable during the fall & winter months. Have a look at this selection of my favorites. Don’t get caught in the cold without one!
Do you remember when pashminas (those large, colorful and luxurious shawls) were a thing? Overnight pashminas became the must have accessory to own sometime around the 90s and 00’s.
However, because of the huge and sudden demand the market was flooded with cheap imitations. The sudden popularity for any type of pashmina scarf lasted quite sometime. You could find them anywhere and in every color. But when this trend was over it was over. After its rapid fall from grace rarely did I get requests for those colorful wraps. All of that said I hope you didn’t throw your pashminas away because a large cashmere shawl never really goes out of style.
Real pashminas are made from the hair of the cashmere goat which comes from the Himalayan Mountains. The hair from these goats produces the most luxurious and lightweight scarves. They also have a price tag that reflects the extravagance of this fiber.
A cashmere scarf is an investment piece and owning a few in different colors comes in handy. In addition, they are timeless, can be worn effortlessly, and there will always be an occasion when you will need one. For example, on those long flights where the AC is cranked up who doesn’t want a large scarf to wrap themselves in?
We all have days were we struggle to find the perfect piece of accessory to complete an outfit. In times like this a large luxurious wrap can easily do the trick!
But not all cashmere is created equal. I am always suspicious of clothing made in 100% cashmere with a price tag that reflects the dinner tab for two at In & Out Burger. You want your clothes to last for years so be aware that good quality cashmere is not inexpensive. If you are in the market for a great wrap here are a few that are worth the investment.
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