Pashminas are synonymous with summer style – but how do you accessorise for summer?
Embellishment, bright colours, and light materials are all friends of long days and hot nights.
Yes, they speak for themselves – but summer accessories, by their very nature, love to be stacked and mixed together.
Hats, bangles, necklaces, scarves, earrings and kaftans appear mid-May, and this season they’re better than ever.
Try vintage or high street stores – they’ll have light, bright essentials alongside quirky items like shaped sunglasses or neckties.
Hot holiday style
Accessorize is the home of this summer’s most pashmina-friendly holiday shop. Sarongs, sandals, weekender bags and contrast bikinis will all complement block-colour scarves worn over the shoulder or tied round necks, shirts or palazzo trousers.
Our favourites are the woven tote bags and summer braid fedoras, complete with candy tassels, blocks and ribbons.
Bracelets dominate Matches’ jewellery department and they’re a perfect summer look. Channel beach style with silver charms, python prints and twisted bangles.
Kaftans are a great accompaniment to pashmina summer style. Their bohemian cuts and patterned fringes blend perfectly with pops of light summer colour from pashminas in ochres and pinks.
Melissa Odabash’s Spring Sun range is heavy on pastel bikinis, but its shirt dresses act as versatile cover-ups and are the softest, most relaxed things imaginable. In cornflower blue with bishop sleeves and gauze detail, wear them with our summery Egyptian Blue pashmina.
Finish the look
Hats are best sourced from the high street. Alongside Accessorize, headwear to match pashmina style comes from Topshop, which does adorable, creamy straw fedoras, bright floppy hats and light, foldable visors.
Studs and shells are great summer earring options. Peeking out from a pashmina tied in a snood or chunky loop, a flash of shell brings beach memories flooding back. Make sure they’re white or stone rather than overly dyed – let a purple or yellow pashmina do the talking.
Sizzling summer sportswear
And don’t forget sportswear. Mesh and colours are so key this summer, whether on the beach, pool or city streets.
Sixty Ninety is Brazil’s finest import. Sign up to their mailing list and get £5 off your first order- you’ll need it.
Made to enhance the female body, their range features patterned leggings, contour activewear and perfectly cut bikinis, and will transport you into a blur of turquoise pools, rainbow colours and high-tech fabrics.
Lucas Hugh is SixtyNinety’s flashier twin. The designer was a former Alexander McQueen intern, and it really shows in her choice of colour bolts, asymmetric hems and technical fabrics. Featuring capris, cross-back sportswear knits and performance tanks, the core collection is a bit of a one-stop edit.
Pashmina style: accessorise for summer
Browse our range of vibrant pashminas to find your perfect holiday look. Happy summertime!