What Is a Pashmina Scarf? 5 Stylish Ways to Wear It

A delicate, timeless accessory.

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A pashmina shawl is a delicate, timeless accessory that originated in Kashmir, India, and boasts quality craftsmanship. It’s the kind of piece that’s worthy of being handed down from one generation to the next and also happens to be the perfect layer to add to an outfit. 

While the more popular styling technique is to let the pashmina drape from your neck and allow the edges to hang freely in front of your arms and body, there is a slew of different ways to wear it. On top of all that, it’s the ideal accompaniment to a range of scenarios, including weddings, dinner dates, and even casual weekend outings.

What Is A Pashmina Shawl?

A pashmina shawl originates from Kashmir, India. The most popular styling technique is to let the pashmina drape from your neck and allow the edges to hang freely in front of your arms and body.

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White-On-White

Add dimension to a white-on-white outfit with a cream-colored pashmina slung across your shoulders. To finish, a pair of sleek loafers in a contrasting shade of black.

Pashmina Shawl Scarf
N.Peal Pashmina Shawl Scarf $430
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Ribbed Knitted Top
COS Ribbed Knitted Top $89
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Melina Pants
Wilfred Melina Pants $148
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Troubadour Loafers
Brother Vellies Troubadour Loafers $595
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Spring Florals

Transition from cooler temperatures to warm days with a floral top and jeans accessorized with a colorful pashmina and woven flats. 

Olive Green Pashmina Shawl
Forzieri Olive Green Pashmina Shawl $423
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quincy top
Faithfull the Brand Quincy Top $159
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A Better Blue Pedal Pusher
Closed A Better Blue Pedal Pusher $198
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Arlo
LoQ Arlo $345
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Night Out

Upgrade your LBD with a matching pashmina for instant elegance. Add in brightly colored accessories like strappy sandals and a gingham-print purse for a splash of fun.

Marina Deste Pashmina
Marina D’Este Pashmina $114
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The Japanese GoWeave Slip Dress
Everlane The Japanese GoWeave Slip Dress $98
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Nancy Sandals
Cult Gaia Nancy Sandals $358
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Tommy Beaded Bag
Staud Tommy Beaded Bag $250
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Weekend Brunch

For an outfit that looks polished yet effortless, go for a ribbed tank and midi skirt combo. A neutral pashmina and lace-up sandals will pair perfectly. 

Classic Pashmina
Wolf & Badger Classic Pashmina $228
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Vintage Rib Tank
Richer Poorer Vintage Rib Tank $34
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Razi
Nanushka Razi $375
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Susan Sandals
Emme Parsons Susan Sandals $395
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Vintage-Inspired

A paisley-print pashmina feels like a nod to tradition. Wear it with an earth-colored dress and versatile accessories like slide sandals and square sunglasses.

Multi Color Traditional Kani Pashmina Shawl
1stdibs Multi Color Traditional Kani Pashmina Shawl $399
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Tie Dress
Shaina Mote Tie Dress $297
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Melissa
Flattered Melissa $129
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Etnia Barcelona
Etnia Barcelona Bogarde $289
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