I LOVE Silk Scarves and Pashminas - Summer and Winter Fashion Bests

Scarves are and always have been and always will be fashionable. Whether it is the classic Grace Kelly scarf covering the entire head or the modern day scarf around the neck. Scarves add color and texture to any outfit. Grace Kelly seemed to either have a scarf at her graceful neck (sorry for the pun), over her head and she was even photographed with a Hermes scarf used as a sling.

One travel book I was reading mandated that you always pack three types of scarves, the large square scarf great for windy days protecting your head, a long oblong scarf for adding interest and fashion flair to your travel wardrobe and a bandanna sized scarf simply for multi-purpose use. Sadly, whenever I pack, rarely do I even have a scarf on the list. It is not even on the radar. I thought those where great tips because scarves pack so readily. The only item, I would add is to pack your scarves on your carry on baggage. If you are like me, you have an investment in both time and money not to mention an emotional attachment to your scarves.

Journey with me as we explore the best of the best scarves available for purchase online but first see the best of the best of Grace Kelly's scarves and read about a new line of accessories that will include scarves - from Judy Crowell, a favorite shopping television host. Also, check out Kelly Rippa's and Judy Crowell's fashionable loosely draped scarves that bring life to your outfit and color and texture near your face.

Celebrities Wearing a Pashmina

Celebrities Wearing and Pashmina
Celebrities Wearing and Pashmina | Source

Brad Pitt in a Grey Pashmina

Brad Pitt in a Grey Pashmina and pink blazer
Brad Pitt in a Grey Pashmina and pink blazer | Source

Princess Charlotte in a Pashmina

Princess Charlotte in a Pashmina
Princess Charlotte in a Pashmina | Source

Princess Kate Middleton Wearing Pashminas

Princess Kate Middleton wearing pashminas
Princess Kate Middleton wearing pashminas | Source

Celebrity Wearing Pashmina

Nicole Scherzinger looks beautiful in this pashmina scarf!
Nicole Scherzinger looks beautiful in this pashmina scarf! | Source

Pashminas are for Celebrities and Royals

Think a pashmina is just a passing trend? Prefer a classic scarf? Think again. From celebrities - even A list men celebrities such as Brad Pitt to royals such as Kate Middleton, pashminas are a huge hit.

The first princess that we adored with scarves was perhaps Princess Grace. Her beauty I thought would never be surpassed and then there is Princess Charlotte, Princess Grace's granddaughter as seen to the right wearing a bright pink pashmina.

What I Love About Pashminas

Pashminas are a great way to add color quickly and easily. The bright pink is one of my favorite colors and when I was younger, I even had a ski coat in that bright pink color!

Also, for the vertically challenged such as myself at 5' 2", the vertical lines that pashminas add serve to add a visual illusion of height.

Are pashminas better than scarves? They are definitely trending higher because they are more affordable, more casual, more versatile than the expensive silk scarves of the days gone past.

As a woman over 40 there is another reason why I love pashminas - it covers that difficult to camouflage neckline. My late husband would say you can always tell a woman's age by looking at their hands and their neck. We woman can work with anything but a scarf or a pashmina does wonders on adding color to our face, elongating our physical presence and hiding the telltale signs of aging.

Grace Kelly with Hermes Scarf for a Sling

Princess Grace using a scarf for a arm sling - note the silk scarf is from the legendary French designer Hermes
Princess Grace using a scarf for an arm sling - note the silk scarf is from the legendary French designer Hermes | Source

Love Hermes Scarves

Love Hermes scarves - the platinum scarf of the industry. Learn more here:

Great Gifts - Always Fashionable - I Love Hermes Scarves

I love Hermes scarves. I love, love, love scarves! From chiffon to heavy silk to satin to linen/cotton to even wool and cashmere. Scarves simply offer the very best in fashion for every season. Silk scarves for women are a thoughtful and useful gift which creates lasting memories beyond the fresh flowers and chocolate.

Scarf Summary



Scarf Fabrics Galore:


  • Silk
  • Chiffon
  • Pashmina Scarf - a shaw made of fine cashmere often worn today as a single loop or fashionably draped loosely around your neck (see samples below - Rippa, Crowell and many more!)
  • Cashmere and more!



Scarf Uses:


  • Head
  • Tied Around the Neck Loosely
  • Neck Draped Fashionably Loose (several photos shown below)
  • Necktie Tight Around the Neck
  • Shawl - Draped Over the Shoulders
  • Belt
  • Many more!



Fashion Trend Forecast


Pashmina scarf is here to stay - best fashion accessory.

Judy Crowell Collection - Outerwear and Accessories

A much loved show host from QVC and HSN is bringing her fashion sense to ShopNBC. Included in her line up of course is accessories and scarves.

"Judy Crowell brings over 20 years of television experience to ShopNBC. She began her career as a TV correspondent, then as a TV shopping host for QVC and HSN. Ms. Crowell’s career led her to fashion hot spots around the world, including Monte Carlo, Basel, Milan, and Hong Kong, where she developed a global sense of style. Ms. Crowell is certified as a trend forecaster from the World Fashion Council.

The Judy Crowell Collection will feature fashion outerwear and accessories for women seeking to update their wardrobe and help create a polished look. Designed to enhance rather than replace a woman’s wardrobe, the Judy Crowell Collection also caters to women searching for timeless and affordable accessories. Viewers will be surprised and delighted with the newest trends in handbags, sunglasses, scarves and more, along with Ms. Crowell’s advice on where and how to wear each piece."

Judy Crowell with a Neck Scarf Draped Fashionably Loose

HSN's Judy Crowell formerly of QVC fashionably dons a casual pashmina while at home with her dog
HSN's Judy Crowell formerly of QVC fashionably dons a casual pashmina while at home with her dog | Source

Grace Kelly with a Neck Scarf

Grace Kelly sporting another great use of a fashionable scarf - a casual neck scarf
Grace Kelly sporting another great use of a fashionable scarf - a casual neck scarf | Source

Grace Kelly with a Head Scarf

Grace Kelly with a third and also great fashion statement using a silk scarf for a head scarf
Grace Kelly with a third and also great fashion statement using a silk scarf for a head scarf | Source

Kelly Rippa with Scarf Draped Fashionably Loose

Kelly Rippa looking fashionable as always.  This time with jeans and a pashmina scarf.
Kelly Rippa looking fashionable as always. This time with jeans and a pashmina scarf. | Source

Fashionable Loosely Draped Scarf

Pashmina scarf draped loosely creating a bold fashion statement.
Pashmina scarf draped loosely creating a bold fashion statement. | Source

Formal Fashion Statement

The rich texture of this silk and damask like pattern make this scarf very formal fashion statement.
The rich texture of this silk and damask like pattern make this scarf very formal fashion statement. | Source

Violet Silk Scarf on Amazon

Colorful pashmina scarf brings life to the face and sets the tone for great fashion.
Colorful pashmina scarf brings life to the face and sets the tone for great fashion.
Patterned pashmina scarf.
Patterned pashmina scarf.

Men in Pashminas

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Men in pashmina - grey plaidJosh Groban in a stripe pashminaman in pashmina scarfKayne West in a Pashmina and black leather coat - cool!Roberty Downey Jr in a colorful pashmina and grey blazer suit coat
Men in pashmina - grey plaid
Men in pashmina - grey plaid | Source
Josh Groban in a stripe pashmina
Josh Groban in a stripe pashmina | Source
man in pashmina scarf
man in pashmina scarf | Source
Kayne West in a Pashmina and black leather coat - cool!
Kayne West in a Pashmina and black leather coat - cool! | Source
Roberty Downey Jr in a colorful pashmina and grey blazer suit coat
Roberty Downey Jr in a colorful pashmina and grey blazer suit coat | Source

Fashion Design Ideas with Pashminas

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Fashion idea - white pashminaFashion idea - black and white pashminaYellow pashmina with greyred jacquard pashminaBlake Lively in royal blue pashminapashmina as a shawlpashmina worn as a shawl with a necklacepashminas in blue at a wedding
Fashion idea - white pashmina
Fashion idea - white pashmina | Source
Fashion idea - black and white pashmina
Fashion idea - black and white pashmina | Source
Yellow pashmina with grey
Yellow pashmina with grey | Source
red jacquard pashmina
red jacquard pashmina | Source
Blake Lively in royal blue pashmina
Blake Lively in royal blue pashmina | Source
pashmina as a shawl
pashmina as a shawl | Source
pashmina worn as a shawl with a necklace
pashmina worn as a shawl with a necklace | Source
pashminas in blue at a wedding
pashminas in blue at a wedding | Source

How to Wear a Pashmina Scarf

5 Ways to Tie a Scarf

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Scarves Offer Texture and Color

No other accessory offers the richness of a scarf. Jewelry, gloves, even shoes don't make the same statement that scarves do. While gloves have gone out of fashion favor (except for Madonna's gloves), the resurgence of the scarf and the introduction of the pashmina gives us more options throughout the year. You see, scarves are no longer just for winter. My purple pashmina I wear throughout the year - from the coldest winter days where I need a visual reminder of spring through to the spring. And while I have always had summer scarves, I will be sure to add to my summer scarf collection this spring. Share with us your fashion plans. What works best for you?

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Mary Cimeni 12 months ago from Philippines

Thank you for this wonderful article. Lovely!


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GmaGoldie 9 months ago from Madison, Wisconsin Author

Mary,

The pleasure is all mine. Thank you!

Kelly

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