How To Wear A Pashmina – Stylist Tips
Want to learn how to wear a pashmina? With a few simple styling techniques you can transform a pashmina from a piece of fabric to a head-turning accessory in only a matter of seconds.
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In this video, Very Pashmina stylist Yanira Garza teaches some simple-to-follow ways you can tie or drape your pashmina to create eye-catching looks in an instant. So, follow along and you’ll master the art of pashmina styling in no time.
Have a specific occasion or outfit in mind? Yanira demonstrates several ways to wear a pashmina so you can choose a style to suit any mood or venue, from simple looks you can throw on as you’re dashing out of the house to spice up a casual pair of jeans and a t-shirt, to more flamboyant styles that you can wear with an evening dress for that big night on the town.
And it doesn’t have to be complicated! Half the elegance of wearing a pashmina is its simplicity – the drape of the fabric, the weave of the material, the quality of the edging and the feel of pure cashmere against your skin. With the right pashmina all you have to do is let it’s natural beauty shine through.
Really, that’s all it takes to look simply stunning with a pashmina.
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HOW TO WEAR A PASHMINA: VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION
Hi! I’m Yanira Garza, stylist at VeryPashmina.com. In this video I’m going to show you 10 different ways to tie your pashmina shawl. I’m using the diamond weave pashmina, and our lovely model Carla.
Now I have it folded in half lengthwise and I’m just going to drape it over her shoulder, so that we can get our first style. And this is a simple tie, through and through. We’re just going to pull it a little tighter and separate the top layer so that it hangs just like that. A different variation. Just tie it a little bit tighter, towards the neck, and again stretch it out. And this looks great underneath a blazer or with a button up.
Another way to tie your pashmina is again we’re going to keep it folded, and we’re going to drape it along her shoulders, and we’re going to tie it right in front, but with a tighter knot this time. This is a simple very common way for an evening out. Perfect with a little black dress, as you see here!
A third way to tie your pashmina is to open it up completely. And it’s pretty similar to the last one, except it’s completely open and completely covers the shoulders. And you can actually take a little knot here and a little knot here. Hold them like little bunny ears. And you make a little bow. And again this is another look, great for an evening out, great for a chilly fall evening or even a winter. So completely covers up. You get this beautiful drape and this nice little knot in the front.
Number four is my absolute favorite. You’re just going to take the pashmina, stretch it out and then fold it in half this way. And we’re going to do a loop through, where you have the loop here and you pull the scarf on through. Now this is a very popular way, and as you see, you can have it shorter on one side and longer on the other, or you can have it exactly, so it’s very even, if you’re a little more precise. And look how beautiful that looks! This is a great way to wear it with your jackets, with a dress or just with a shirt as an accent.
Number 5 is a different style. It’s a variation of the loop through. Again we’re going to start off the exact same way. And we’re going to make sure they’re actually even this time. And we’re going to loop it through right around her neck, but we’re going to only loop one. We’re going to let this one hang here. We’re going to loop one, so this one loops right in the middle. We’re going to take this one over and loop it through the bottom so you have a very nice twist here. So it kind of looks almost like a little weave.
I’m going to show you that one again because that one’s a little different. So here’s your loop. We’re only going to grab one side of the scarf and we’re going to go through the loop, kind of like what we did with the loop through. The second one we’re going to go actually over the scarf and we’re going to grab the loop through the opposite side and loop it through again. So, and there’s a great variation of the loop through.
Now we’re on to number 6. Now this is a very simple way. Again we’re going to fold your pashmina. Let me open it up this way so you see what I’m folding, holding it up right here at the edge. And I’m just going to fold it in half and we can fold it again, so we get a really thin pashmina. And now we’re going to put it around her neck, and we’re going to tie it similar to like a men’s tie. We’re going to loop it around and bring it on though. The only difference here is we’re going to leave this very loose and a little large, so it gives you a little bit of a variation of the men’s tie.
I’m going to show you that one again. We’re going to hold it here. We’re going to take one and we’re going to fold it over the other. Bring it around and then back through the back side. Bring it up through the top. You’re going to stick your hand up right through that little loop that you created and pull it on down. And as you’re pulling you keep your hands here so you don’t get this really tight because we don’t want it tight. We don’t want it exactly like a men’s tie, we want it to kind of give you the illusion, without it being exact. We want it a little messy, a little loose, and a little fun, because this is nice little casual way. Now this is great for a casual look, again it is another one of my favorites, kind of like the loop through but a little different.
Number seven we’re going to leave it along her neck, folded twice like we did with the last one, with the men’s tie, except we’re going to make one shorter. Bring this one through and then, before looping it over like we did with the last one, we’re just going to stick our hand in here and grab it. Just right in the middle. And I’m going to move this so you can see. Open this up so it hangs like that and then this hangs over. This is a great way to really show the detailing and really show the edging and you can just keep on pulling as thick as you want it and as exaggerated as you want it. It’s kind of similar to the first but shorter and more compact
Number eight is little different because we’re actually going to tie the knot in the back. We want to play a little bit with the drape of the fabric, so we’re going to drape it along the front like this and let it hang to about where you want it. And we’re going to tie a simple knot …and I’m going to have Carla turn around …just like you would any other knot.So you actually see the knot in the back and the drape folds in to a v in the front, so that way you get a 360 view of your pashmina.
Number 9, again we’re going to play with the knot in the back but the drape really is all about the front. You want to open it up. Let it hang forward, right here. Give yourself enough room to play with. And this side here we’re going to actually twist the fabric and bring it right along the front, and hang it this way. And then, we’re going to go back to the bottom and bring it along the back, so we see the criss-cross here. And we’re going to turn her around and again the knot goes… bunny ears… kind of like tying shoes… and make a nice, small, soft knot. You have a great drape in the font and a soft knot in the back. And if you don’t want to see the skin here you can always play with the fabric and open it up …the fabric underneath… so everything is covered.
The last way to tie your pashmina is very feminine, and we know how the femininity trend is huge right now. So again, we’re going to drape it along her neck. We’re going to make sure that it’s even and we’re going to tie a simple bow. Tie it a little. Not so tight. Make a loop. Wrap it around. And then we just want to pull on the sides so it really exaggerates. And that’s great on the front, but really it’s more fun when you just pull it off to the side. And you’re going to take this and drape it over one shoulder, so it hangs that way. And that’s the final way to tie your pashmina, your diamond weave pashmina shawl.
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