Shawls are a big trend this season, but how should you style them? Read on for four killer shawl tips that will give your friends serious outfit envy.
Just because the temperature is plummeting outside, doesn’t mean you need to throw all fashion rules out of the window. There’s one particular outerwear piece that’s great at tackling the chilly weather, whilst still looking great. We’re talking about the shawl, of course. This multifunctional hero is a cold-weather win. A statement throw-on that will reinvent an outfit, it’s perfect for those days when you just don’t know what to wear. It has the benefit of being lightweight yet warm, making it a stylish cover up for brisk winter strolls. But the question is, how should you style it? Here are four killer ways to wear the shawl.
1. Play around with the layers underneath
You can easily get more mileage out of your shawl by playing around with the layers underneath. Throw your shawl over a cosy polo neck to create a wintry neckline or team it with a shirt and jumper for that iconic Peter Pan look. As the layers are the main focus here, go for a plain design rather than a patterned one to prevent your outfit from looking too busy.
2. Team it with a belt
Looking for a unique way to boost your shawl game? Take inspiration from the elite by teaming it with a belt for a supremely chic look. This simple update will make it instantly more elegant, transforming it from a daywear basic to a formal evening piece. Wear it to a restaurant, drinks with friends or even use it as a stylish cover-up for your all-important Christmas party outfit. For a serious style statement, leave the shawl open to reveal the layer underneath and then place the belt on top.
3. Go big and bold to transform an outfit
For those times when you’re in a rush to get ready with only ten minutes on the clock, a patterned shawl is your saviour throw-on. A big, bold motif will add interest to an otherwise regular outfit, instantly dressing up jeans and a t-shirt or a simple dress. Wear it indoors as an oversized cardigan and you won’t have to put as much consideration into what you’re wearing underneath. Opt for a bold Aztec print or chunky stripes to draw the eye. Complete the look with knee-high boots for a sophisticated feel.
4. Team with a v neck top to draw focus
All hail the humble V-neck. Simple yet sophisticated, it’s the perfect partner to a shawl. The plunging design pairs perfectly with the way the cape falls over the shoulders, drawing focus to the collarbone for an elegant look. Don’t bother with a fancy design — a plain blouse or tee will do just the job. This ensemble would look great for evening drinks with friends. Team with a delicate necklace for a feminine touch.
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