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It’s a Wrap: How to Wrap a Pashmina Scarf

By Bridgetteraes @BridgetteRaes

How to Wrap a Pashmina Scarf Whenever I post a photo that includes a scarf and necklace combined, I get comments about wearing both together.  I guess I never gave much thought to this because I do it all the time.  Scarves usually don’t stay on me the entire day, so I like to have something else around my neck for when I remove them.

Today I wore this outfit and thought it would be a perfect way to show how it looks to wear a necklace and scarf together.  Additionally, because I know many women struggle with how to wrap a Pashmina Scarf, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone and give my step-by-step tips on how to do it.  I am a bit of a master, and it is SO easy.

First, I want to talk about my outfit.

How to wrap a pashmina scarf
I’m not a huge fan of button down shirts.  They often gape on me at the bust line.  I also find they are really fussy and can be uptight looking.  However, I do love the look of a men’s tailored shirt.  My solution?  I buy a guy’s shirt in a size small.  I also use these shirts as a bathing suit cover-up.  This one I am wearing is from The Gap.

Next, my jeans, I swear by Levi’s jeans.  They are so incredibly reasonable in price, compared to all the designer denim brands out there, and fit me well.  The pair I am is wearing is their Demi Curve, Modern Rise skinny jeans.  I wish I could give you an exact link to my scarf, because I love it so much.  It is an old Etro scarf that just works with everything.  When the weather gets really cold I often wear it like a muffler.  Filled in at the neck is a bronze bib necklace that isn’t available any longer, and on my wrist is an old Ann Taylor leather and gold wrap bracelet.  My boots, which you can’t see, are stacked heeled moto style boots from one of my favorite shoe brands, Naya.  Oh, and lastly, I know my glasses, a bit quirky.  They look like wood and are for days when I feel like making a statement with my eye wear.  My husband cannot stand them.

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Here are the pieces I am wearing, or something very close.

It’s a Wrap: How to Wrap a Pashmina Scarf
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How to wrap a Pashmina scarf

If you want to wear a Pashmina Scarf with a casual drape, like I am in the photo, here are my step by step directions on how to do it.

Step 1- Wrap the scarf around you like a shawl

How to Wrap a Pashmina Scarf
Now you can certainly stop here.  But this is your starting point.

Step 2- Pull one side longer than the other

How to Wrap a Pashmina Scarf
This step is the most important step.  What you do is pull one side of the scarf longer than the other.  The longer side should be on the side that is your dominant hand (this will make it easier when you wrap).  You have pulled long enough when the opposite side (the side that isn’t your dominant hand) hits right around your waistline. In this photo the shorter side is a bit longer on my right side than I normally set mine.  Oh, and I am left handed, so the left side of my scarf is always longer.

Step 3- Toss the longer side across your chest

How to wrap a pashmina scarf
Take the longer side and toss it across your chest so it lands on the opposite shoulder.  This is why it is important to have the longer side be your dominant hand, it’s just easier.

Step 4- Adjust, but not too much

How to wrap a pashmina scarf
After you finish wrapping you want to do some fine tuning and adjusting, but don’t get too fussy with it.  A wrapped Pashmina should have an effortless look.  In the case of this outfit, I popped my collar outside my wrap.

Voila

How to wrap a pashmina scarf
That’s it.  That’s all you have to do.

Wearing a necklace with a non-pashmina scarf

I also do wear necklaces and scarves together.  This is another question that I have gotten a lot.  I just took two quick photos to show you how it looks, one with the scarf draped and the other wound.

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And…it’s a wrap.

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