Fall Essential: A Cute & Cozy Shawl

On November 9, 2015, in News, by Couponology

Here in New York, Fall is a beautiful thing. After enjoying and getting my personal fill of three months complete with long sunny days and hot, humid nights, I was more than ready for Autumn’s arrival. Now, I should probably start this off by saying that although it’s November, up until this point we’ve been blessed with above average temperatures for this time of year. But alas, the leaves will continue to turn gorgeous shades of red, orange and yellow regardless of the forecast, and we all know what that means – time to pull those chunky sweaters and cozy knits out from hiding and give yourself a good old fashioned wardrobe revamp!

Personally, when it comes to my autumn/winter wardrobe, I tend to steer clear of anything that falls into a color palette outside of the typical black, white and neutral range. To put it simply, I live in leggings from the start of October up until April and only don a pair of jeans when it is absolutely necessary. That being said, oversized sweaters and warm tops are my go-to when it comes to dressing for the day, which is why my newest piece fits perfectly into all of the above criteria – this to-die-for yak wool shawl from Echo New York.

I think the sweater gods may have finally answered my prayers, because through some type of mystical design, this ‘high-low’ style beauty manages to be both warm and lightweight (which is huge for someone who runs hot 90% of the time). As I said earlier, I am loyal to anything neutral-colored in the fall, and this one fits the bill perfectly. I ended up choosing the ‘Antique White’ shade, but I have to say in person it’s more of a light tan/cream color – still perfect, nonetheless, and will go well with just about anything in your current wardrobe. It’s soft and cozy enough to make you feel like you’re wrapped in the arms of your favorite blanket while vegging out on the couch (no? just me?), but still stylish enough to keep you from looking like you’re actually doing the latter.

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I chose to wear this out for drinks and appetizers with one of my girlfriends, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect choice – cute enough to give off a ‘put-together’ vibe without looking like you tried too hard. I also kept the accessories to a minimum, which made this the main focus of the outfit (and rightfully so). The fact that it can be dressed up or down is really what makes this piece an all-around winner in my book, and I could definitely also see myself throwing this over a long tank or tee and some leggings for a more casual day of running errands. Now I’m not going to lie, I did experience a bit of sticker shock when I first set my eyes on it, but after actually wearing it I can see why this is priced above anything you’d ever get from your favorite boutique at the mall. Also, the style itself is truly timeless, so you’re not going to mind rocking it for years to come since it will most definitely last that long!

Of course, being the true ‘coupon-ista’ I am, I just couldn’t leave you hanging without some sort of deal should you also choose to bask in the glory of this piece – so, if you use the code ‘DESIGN20’, you’ll get 20% off everything at Echo New York! Feel free to thank me later, because I’ve already started looking for my next Echo treasure.