Can’t decide how to pair up and style your shawls? No worries; on our blog today, our favorite A-star stylist Mehek Saeed shows us hassel free shawl styling looks. So, without further ado, take it away Mehek!
When I was younger, I wanted my clothes to be as hassle free as possible. My appreciation for shawls was restricted to my mother draping herself in them but I had resigned myself to the idea that they weren’t for me. The older I grew the more I understood how much more one could express themselves with loose fabric and the longer it was the more playing ground one had. I started appreciating sari’s and shawls more and building my own collection. When Generation’s winter collection dropped earlier this year, the shawls excited me like nothing else!
Here are a few ideas on how to style yours this winter keeping in mind what is still most important to me – hassle free style.
SHRUG IT SLEEVES
If you end up wearing a top with shorter sleeves in the winter, this is the best style to wear your shawl, try the shrug style. Lay the shawl on the floor and fold the sides a couple of times and you’ll end up with one long shape. Then start pinning the sides in a manner that you’ll be able to slide your hands into it. Cosy and effective!
DIY SHAWL CAPE
With this shawl I threw it over my shoulders and made sure the two sides fell equally towards the bottom. Then I took the sides towards my shoulders and knotted them and so it became like a cape jacket that left my hands free – to smell the roses (literally and figuratively). With a shawl like this, one wants the pattern itself to be a statement and so I made sure the styling had it on full display!
This style works really well if you’re wanting a slightly defined silhouette. Drape the sari over one shoulder and belt it in to place. The benefits are two fold (besides the defined frame), the addition of an extra colour into your look and the shawl firmly tucked into the shape you want it to be in!
What’s your favourite shawl look? Let us know in comments. Happy styling xx