Paula’s Pick: the Pashmina

January 18th, 2013

Inside ViX Designer Paula Hermanny’s closet, scarves and pashminas are as ubiquitous as purses and shoes.  Besides inheriting a love of textiles from her grandmothers, Paula is also able to see the potential in a single square of wool.

“They’re an easy way to bring color to a basic outfit,” she explains.  Praising the versatility of the pashmina, Paula goes on to mention how convenient they are for travel.  They provide warmth in lieu of a scratchy airline blanket, can be worn during any season and can often be worn with any outfit.

True to her taste, Paula looks for high quality material, especially cashmere, wool and raw silk.  Prints vibrant with color, embellishments like fringe, tassels and unique texture, are other details to seek out.

For shopping inspiration, Paula shares her favorite pashmina picks in a color palette that has been lingering in her mind.  And if the fun prospect of pashmina hunting isn’t motivation enough, she emphasizes, “I always have a pashmina with me.  It’s a definite MUST have!”

1. Navajo Multi Brown Tie All Scarf, Theodora & Callum

2. Mixed Media Loop Scarf, by Zene at Anthropologie

3. Secret Scarf, Yigal Azrouel