Summer is just around the corner and that means stopping by your nearest and most beautiful fabric shop for a wardrobe update. What should be on your shopping list? Picking up a simple and chic pareo or as it's also sometimes called a sarong. Pareos are great cover ups for the beach, but they also make great shawls and scarves that look great with light and breezy summer dresses. If your fabric shop has some ready-made great! If not, pick up your favorite fabric and get it edged with beads. Voila. One of a kind.
One of the things I've learned here in Paris is how a scarf or a pareo for that matter can add just the right touch of style to a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for example or make a simple black dress standout even more. Great style definitely does not require a fortune.
One of my favorite fabric shops in Paris is Simrane in Saint Germain des Pres (23-25 rue Bonaparte). Their fabrics come from Jaipur, in India's Rajasthan region and are made using traditional methods dating from the 16th century. Their collection is inspired by the colors of India as well as Persian and Mongolian designs. They update their designs every year during the Fall.
Their pareos make for great gifts for yourself and for friends. They are edged with beads, which gives them just the right touch of the exotic.
And here's a How To Wear a Pareo by fashion editor Rachel Youens of Austinstylewatch.com
Photo by Celine Ruffet.
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