The Bolero Jacket
A bolero jacket has its uses. They keep your shoulders warm on any number of occasions while still displaying your outfit. A common use is in churches during weddings or christenings. These institutions require covering the shoulders. The added benefit is a bolero also keeps the chill out when you are sitting in these less than well-heated places.
If you do not have a bolero jacket handy but do own a pashmina scarf or shawl, you can create one easily. Drape the fabric around the nape of the neck making sure the material covers the shoulders. Seize the two ends remaining at the front. Pass them back beneath your arms – but do not cross them. Tie in the back with a single knot.
While simple to create, this look is handy if you want to alter your overall appearance during the evening. You could adopt this style for the actual church event then change afterwards for reception party. You could also wear this to and from any event but abandon it for the actual event.
The Simple Wrap
It is also easily possible to adopt the pashmina scarf for an elegant and classic look suitable for either day or evening attire. Put the pashmina scarf around neck at the back. Make sure the material barely cover each shoulder and that the shorter piece of material is fully open width-wise as it lies in place at the front of the body. Next, cross the lengthier piece over the shorter piece. The fabric end will now be on the opposite shoulder. The material positioned at the neck’s front lies in a tidy arrangement some inches apart from the skin. As a finishing and necessary touch, attach a brooch to the fabric hanging beneath the shoulder where the fabric now has a free end at front and a loose end draped at back.
The Classic Drape
The common practice for wearing a pashmina scarf is to drape it around the neck so the loose ends hang at the front of the body. If you want to upgrade the look for elegant eveningwear, reverse the process. Place the scarf across the front of your throat. The ends can trail gracefully down each side of your back or, alternatively, you can secure them once slightly above your waist.