Thursday, October 15, 2009

How to Wear an Autumn Shawl

So must of us are not as genetically gifted as Eniko Mihalik, caught between runway stints at the Paris shows in recent weeks. (A few seconds of blatant self-pity allowed here).

OK, snap out of it! Because no matter what our own shape, size, age, belief systems and disposable income, any one of us could rock a shawl like the girl does here. It doesn't have to be Burberry, either. It does have to be fairly large (50"/127 cm square is a good starting point). The fabric ought to be light enough to twist and drape softly: wool challis is a good bet, but silk would also look lovely.

Once you've got it, simply fold it accordian style until it's about a handspan wide, loop once around the neck, and let the ends drape comme ├ža over the shoulders. Eniko's shawl looks especially pretty against her bare arms but practically speaking, it would work equally well against a simple lightweight knit or quiet jacket.

How easy is that? Very easy indeed.

photo from Altamira: Models Off Duty, gorgeously photographed © Altamiranyc


  1. Okay, you've convinced me to try, but I always feel slightly silly when wearing a scarf like this. But, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

  2. Thanks Lizzie! Bet you'll get compliments. xx