Five ways to wear a pashmina shawl this summer | Signature Cashmere

Five ways to wear a pashmina shawl this summer | Signature Cashmere

As the weather warms up, it's time to get creative with your accessories. One of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe is the pashmina shawl. Whether you're heading to a summer wedding, a beach vacation, or a casual day out, a pashmina can be styled in numerous ways to elevate your look. 

There is no item that works harder in your wardrobe than a pashmina shawl. It can be used to add layers to keep your warm in those chillier evenings, as a pareo on the beach, as a headscarf or even as a top. 

You probably associate cashmere and pashminas with the winter months, so how can they be worn in summer too?

What is a Pashmina?

Pashmina is made using cashmere fibres from the Capra Hircus goat, that thrives in the Himalayas at altitudes above 12,000 feet. Natural cashmere fibres are extremely fine (between 10-14 microns in diameter, or 6-8 times thinner than a human hair) which gives cashmere garments an incredible warmth-to-weight. 

Cashmere offers incredible breathability. Its natural fibres allow air circulation, keeping you cool and at ease even in the most sweltering temperatures. 

If you purchase high quality cashmere, such as those used to create our pashminas, it’s not just the breathability of the fabric, the unparalleled softness, and an effortless elegance – it’s that it’s relatively lightweight for the warmth it provides. 

A pashmina shawl is a lightweight and versatile accessory that can be draped over the shoulders or wrapped around the body to add style and functionality to any summer outfit. 

Why our range of pashminas are ideal for summer shawls

We offer a range of pashminas in eight different styles, different sizes and over forty colours. The different colourways mean we have something for everyone and for multiple different outfits and occasions. Our different styles are created for the wearer, from Cable Knit which is more suited to the winter months, to our Ultra Fine pashmina’s which are more suited to evening gowns and weddings.

We use a mixture of 70% pashmina wool and 30% silk for our classic pashminas and 100% pashmina for our Ultra Fine Pashmina range, which weigh just an astonishing 65 grams!

Our classic stole size is large enough to drape around the shoulders, wear as a scarf, sarong or even as a small blanket but small and light enough to easily fit into a handbag.

Here are Five Ways to Wear a Pashmina Shawl this Summer:

The Classic Drape

Simple yet elegant, the classic drape is a timeless way to wear a pashmina shawl. Drape the shawl evenly over your shoulders, allowing it to hang loosely around your arms. This style is perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to a sundress or evening gown. The flowing fabric adds an air of grace and can keep you warm during those cooler summer evenings.

The Paradise Blue Ultra-Fine Pashmina is ideal to wear in a classic drape this summer. A stunningly vibrant, azure blue that evokes memories of beachside trips and hot summer islands. The beautifully bright ultra-fine pashmina has a luxuriously soft blend of pure cashmere wool and is exquisitely light and warm. 

Paradise Blue Ultra Fine Pashmina Signature Cashmere

The Belted Wrap

Transform your pashmina shawl into a stylish wrap by belting it at the waist. Start by draping the shawl around your shoulders and then cinch it at the waist with a slim belt. This look is great for adding definition to your silhouette and works well over dresses and long skirts. The belted wrap is perfect for garden parties or casual brunches, offering both style and comfort.

The Ivory Cream Ultra-Fine Pashmina is the perfect candidate for a belted wrap style. Complete with a brown leather belt and a white linen skirt or white jeans. Available in a medium or large style, dependent on your style needs.

Ivory Cream Ring Pashmina Signature Cashmere

The Shoulder Toss

For a casual, effortless look, try the shoulder toss. Drape the shawl around your neck and toss one end over your shoulder. This style adds a touch of chic nonchalance to your outfit and is ideal for pairing with jeans and a blouse or a simple summer dress. The shoulder toss is perfect for daytime outings and can easily be adjusted for added warmth as the day cools down.

The Baby Pink Classic Pashmina has a soft warmth with a subtle depth of soft rose pink.

Baby Pink Classic Pashmina Signature Cashmere

The Pareo

Turn your pashmina shawl into a Pareo for a beach-ready look. Hole your pashmina shawl at each end and then tie in a knot on your left hip. This style is perfect for beach vacations or poolside lounging, giving you a unique and stylish alternative to traditional swim cover-ups.

Our Fuchsia Pink Cut-Fringe Pashmina is vibrant and the ideal summer hue for beach wanders and pool-side lounging.

The Headscarf

Channel vintage glamour by wearing your pashmina shawl as a headscarf. Fold the shawl into a triangle and place it over your head, with the pointed end at the back. Tie the two ends under your chin or at the nape of your neck. This look is perfect for protecting your hair from the sun while adding a touch of retro chic to your summer wardrobe. Pair it with oversized sunglasses and a sundress for a classic, elegant look.

The Valentine Red Ultra-Fine Pashmina is retro and bold. It’s fine enough to tie easily, all you need is a sports car, the winding lanes of the South of France and you’ll be a movie-star!