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Shawl Shah: 9 Stately Wraps for Womanly Warmth

* Shawls and wraps are chic ways to cover yourself up when no jacket is required
* They come in cashmere, silk and wool options to work all year round
* Elevate a casual outfit or keep around the house and office

Shawls, wraps, scarves—whatever you choose to call them, the bigger the better in our opinion. They are one of the most versatile pieces you can own in your wardrobe as they function not only as an outwear or layering piece, but are perfect for your colder than average office, taking to the movies or wearing out to dinner.

Our favorite way to utilize the larger wraps is as a chic plane cover-up that can double as a blanket as well. We have found nine great multi-functional yet stylish options below.

1. Watercolor Jacquard Shawl Wrap

Bring life to your fall basics with this multi-colored shawl wrap. An intricate jacquard pattern pleases the eye, while fringe trim brings boho breeziness to your looks. Blended fabric offers easy care, and versatile wear options make it an instant go-to.


2. Burnout Fringe Evening Wrap

The Burnout Fringe Evening Wrap by Betsey Johnson is an elegant outerwear piece to keep you warm during an outdoor event where a jacket is not warranted. The chiffon burnout design takes this piece up a notch and will be perfectly paired with a dress or gown.

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3. Metallic Stripe Wrap

Calvin Klein’s version of a wrap keeps in tone with his minimalist style vibe, yet adds silver-tone metallic threads throughout, making it easy to dress up or down. Wearable as a wrap or scarf, this is another perfect year-round option.

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4. Cashmere and Wool Shawl Scarf

The extra-large cashmere and wool wrap has fringed ends and measures a generous 78 inches long. This would make a perfect wrap or blanket when traveling on a long plane ride and just as easily suitable for most formal wear.


5. Cashmere Ultra Thin Shawl Scarf

Our next pick is this 100% cashmere ultra-thin and soft scarf wrap. Available in a large array of colors and extra large size, you will have no shortage of outfits to pair these with.


6. Island Mix Silk Wrap

This 100% silk scarf by Nordstrom has an island-tropical floral print on a super soft and feather-light scarf wrap. A great accessory to add a pop of color to any outfit, this scarf is not only versatile but will keep you warm as well.

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7. Bahram Shawl

This Shawl by Club Monaco is made of plush wool and features a double-faced construction in contrasting neutral gray and navy tones with soft fringe along the ends for added effect. This basic, yet luxurious shawl will be your new favorite piece to wear while at home watching TV and chic enough to throw on while running errands.

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8. Sun Surf Sand Square Scarf

Rebecca Minkoff is best known for her luxurious handbag line and this square scarf is no exception. Made of viscose with a “sun. surf. sand. repeat.” motto embroidered throughout, this chic scarf has multi-color tassel trim hanging off the ends and the large 47” square length makes it perfect for creating many different scarf tying looks.

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9. Cashmere Oversized Scarf

Last but not least we have this 100% Pure Cashmere Oversized scarf by New York Cashmere. Made with the finest goat hair imported from Mongolia, this wrap is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The neutral heather gray color will mix and match with all outfits whether casual or dressy and the lightweight cashmere material will keep you warm in the chilliest of weather. Looks great worn as a cape too (pictured below).

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