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Today’s Shawls – Not Your Grandmother’s Old Wrap Anymore! Now Fashion’s ‘must have’ accessory!
Parisian women wear them daily and in the trendsetting countries like Italy, Spain and France the fashion designers have revised the look and created the shawl as a recent addition to the 2012 catwalks and runways – so where is this ‘it’ accessory in your closet?
A ladies shawl is a stylish yet purposeful way to add ‘je ne sais quois’ and a pop of color to a plain dress, tee shirt and jeans while taking the bite out of the cold. Whether it’s a classic soft Pashmina to a dressier silk fabric – you can take your favorite Little Black Dress and give your entire look more pin-ash. Showcase your own personal creativity with all the vibrant colors and unique designs for the ultimate fashion statement and keep in mind…the real value of the shawl is determined by how you tie it!
Classic viscose shawls have been a favorite with women for a very long time – with the elegance and fine Turkish craftsmanship – they can be even worn with the most formal of wedding attire for brides, bridesmaids and guests.
“A shawl is an accessory that grows with you,” said Nil Soucek, Owner and President of Splendor for Your Guests. “It rocks the business world, yet is elegant enough for weddings. All while adding sophistication to every woman’s basic wardrobe. Shawls stand the test of time!”
While wedding industry experts are always looking for the perfect solution for a touch of class, whimsy or color for their bride’s special day – branch out and think in complimentary color tones that will enhance and add overlaying shades of texture! Try not to fall in to the ‘matchy – matchy’ trap and don’t choose colors that exactly match the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses and linens.
Look no further for the perfect gift for all ages. You can add that personal touch by having it monogrammed with their first initial on their favorite color shawl. Cozy up with a wool blend shawl trimmed with faux fur for the ultimate gift.
The shawl shopping list is in with a mix of patterns and textures in fun floral, lace, knits, cottons, silk and tweeds. Once upon a time you were given a shawl and you folded it into a drawer. Well it’s time to take it out – because today is all wrapped up in shawls and you don’t want to be left behind!
Written by Lori Ryno. Lori is the Business Development Director and Style Consultant at Splendor for Your Guests and a certified Professional Wardrobe Consultant. Lori is also a regular contributor to leading style and fashion blog, Style, Set, Go.
Sophisticated: Picture Audrey Hepburn or Katie Holmes walking down the street with a shawl draped over their heads and the length of the shawl streaming down their backs…with big black sunglasses. That’s sophistication!
Stylish: There are so many ways to wrap, tie and knot a shawl to add an immediate sense of high fashion and elegance to any basic dress or outfit. The bolero look is shown in the photo here. Watch our video on how to wear shawls
Soft: So plush and luxurious you may never want to take it off!
Sensible: Perfect for travel to roll-up your jewelry for the suitcase or wrap yourself in warmth while on the plane.
Summery: Freshen up your wardrobe with honeysuckle pink (shown here), soft lemonade, or garden lilac.
A huge “thank you” to Custom Creations Photography for this beautiful image.
Strapless dress? Celebrating an event outdoors? Annoyed with wearing your date’s suit jacket over your cute dress? Need some classy and different ideas for adorning a shawl? Bridesmaid in a wedding and need to cover your shoulders during the ceremony? Watch International Image Consultant, Lori Ryno of Images Matter show three unique ways to wear a shawl with formal attire.
Note that the video refers to our former company name, Adorn.
Have you struggled with finding unique and fun ways to wear a shawl? Especially with jeans or casual attire? We hope this video gives you some inspiration. Watch International Image Consultant, Lori Ryno of Images Matter show three unique ways to wear a shawl with casual attire. Perfect for a happy hour date, shopping with friends, or a day at the office.
Note that the video mentions our former company name, Adorn.
A few tips on wearing a shawl:
- During the day, wear the shawl as a scarf around your neck.
- In the evening, wear it around your shoulders as a wrap.
- Twist two shawls of different colors together for a unique look.
- Learn different ways to wear your shawl for the most versatility.
- Add shawls of different weights to your wardrobe, including silk and wool. You’ll be able to adjust for the seasons!
- Consider wearing a shawl with various outfits: winter coat, summer dress, formal gown, casual top and jeans. They’re truly adaptable accessories.
Have some questions on how to wear your Splendor shawl? E-mail us for free advice!