Hello! It’s been very rainy this week but there was finally some sun so I could show you a favorite shawl from Hermes.
I’m wearing what is called the “GM Shawl” – a blend of cashmere and silk that is very light and warm. I think the blend is 70% cashmere, 30% silk. I love Hermes silk patterns but for some reason have a hard time wearing their silk scarves, which is why I love their cashmere shawls – they have the same beautiful patterns and colors, yet are a lot easier to wear. Here is the pattern “Eperon D’Or” being worn as a regular scarf…
But looks can be deceiving – look at how large this bad boy really is! Sadly it’s almost as tall as me.
Since the shawl is so large, you can wear it in a variety of ways (some even wear it as a dress!). I tend to wear mine either as regular scarf or as a large shawl as you see above here. I also use it as a blanket.
I love a good shawl and I think it’s a great place to splurge in your closet. If you are going to “invest” in a more expensive shawl, I’d recommend going with either a Hermes GM or the classic Louis Vuitton Sprouse Leopard. I try to find ones that have lots of colors in their patterns that go with existing shades in my closet. There are also plenty of less expensive versions available every season at Zara, H&M, and my favorite place to find them – Nordstrom!