Traditionally, pashmina scarves are hand spun and woven in the Kashmir region of India and Nepal from fine cashmere fibers blended with silk. This combination of fibers creates a beautiful material known for its lightweight, yet warm texture and lustrous appearance. These luxurious scarves can cost a pretty penny, but luckily there are some fabulous faux pashminas out there that give you the same look at a fraction of the cost. Pashminas (both the real and the knock-offs) are a gorgeous addition to any fall or winter wardrobe. Warm and versatile, they can be worn as a scarf with your winter outerwear or as a wrap over your cocktail dress during holiday soirees. The multi-functionality and glamour of pashminas also makes them great holiday gifts.
Here is a list of 10 fabulous options sure to keep you warm and stylish this winter season:
1. SilverHooks Womens Plaid Soft & Warm Cashmere Scarf With Gift Box
This scarf is 100% cashmere and made in Germany. Lightweight enough to be worn during the fall and spring, it can also be styled to make it warm enough for chilly winter days. The scarf measures 64.5″ x 12″, so it is able to be worn a variety of ways. It even comes already in a gift box, making one of these scarves a perfect holiday gift. Available in 19 colors.
Price: $35.99-$42.99, depending on color selected.
2. Betsey Johnson Women’s Cashmere/Silk Pashmina
Betsey Johnson is known for her whimsical and feminine designs, and this pashmina falls nothing short of fabulous. At 25″ wide, this scarf can also be used as a shawl to throw over an evening dress for a little bit of added warmth during a night out. This is a thin and delicate pashmina, made of 60% cashmere, 40% silk. Available in seven colors.
3. Bohomonde Rajasi Rare Infinity Cashmere Pashmina Scarf
This yellow infinity pashmina adds a fun pop of color to dreary winter days. The 40% Cashmere, 30% Silk and 30% Viscose blend of this scarf makes it thicker and warmer than your average pashmina. Available in eight colors, all of which are completely reversible, allowing you to create two looks with the same scarf.
4. Sakkas Border Pattern Woven Pashmina Shawl Scarf Wrap Stole
While not actually a “real” pashmina, the Sakkas Border Pattern Woven Pashmina Scarf has the look of luxury at a fraction of the cost. Made of 55% acrylic and 45% viscose synthetic fibers and measuring 28″ wide x 70″ long, this scarf can be worn as a shawl or bunched up around your neck for added warmth. Though not as soft as its cashmere counterparts, this pashmina adds a splash of color to your cold weather ensembles.
Price: $15.99 (82 percent off MSRP)
5. Peach Couture Luxurious Classic Soft Cashmere and Silk Blend Pashmina Wrap Shawl
This beautiful pashmina was made in Nepal and features the standard 70% cashmere, 30% silk blend. Available in a wide array of colors to match any outfit, these scarves make perfect accessories for fall and winter. The fiber content of this pashmina makes it soft and luxurious: an excellent investment piece for your wardrobe.
Price: $47.95 (62 percent off MSRP)
6. Ted and Jack – Luxe Classic Paisley Reversible Pashmina
The large paisley print of this scarf makes it a fun and colorful addition to your fall and winter day time ensembles. The scarf is fully reversible, so you can get two different looks from the same scarf. With a price so low, you may as well stock up and get it in all 10 colors.
7. Calvin Klein Women’s Logo Pashmina
Calvin Klein is known for his modern, sophisticated, clean and minimalist designs. This simple scarf will keep your neck warm without sacrificing chicness. Made out of 100% viscose,this scarf is not a true pashmina, but is fabulous nonetheless. Available in 10 colors, all featuring the CK logo.
8. Falari Women’s Woven Pashmina Shawl Wrap Scarf
This “pashmina” is available in 17 colors and is wider than a regular scarf, making it a perfect size to use as a shawl. The unique pattern around the edges will make you stand out from the crowd and adds some fun flair to your evening attire (or day wear…pashminas are so versatile).
Price: $10.95 (84 percent off MSRP)
9. Merokeety Women’s Plaid Blanket Scarf Wrap
The Plaid Blanket Scarf Wrap by Merokeety is big enough to be used as a wrap, scarf, shawl or even a small blanket. While also not a true pashmina, this scarf is still a beautiful and warm addition to your winter wardrobe with its colorful plaid print.
Price: $12.98 (54 percent off MSRP)
10. SCARF TRADING INC® Paisley Jacquard Pashmina
This paisley jacquard pashmina by Scarf Trading Inc is lightweight enough to be worn even in the warmer months of the year. It can also double as a shawl and can be thrown over dresses, day wear or pretty much anything. Available in 26 colors.