Another one of my all time favorite fashion pieces for fall is the every popular shawl. You can take the simplest outfit, as in this case black pants and a black long sleeve T-shirt, add a shawl and you can look like a million dollars. It is as simple as that!
According to Wikipedia, the shawl has its roots in 14th century Persia. However it appears almost every culture throughout the world had their own type of shawl or wrap that was worn at that time and continued throughout the centuries in some variation.
It has been common to see shawls here in the U.S. as part of fashion though it has not been widely popular with all. However in recent years it has been popping up in colorful, knit styles and has quickly turned into a desired fashion accessory. Most of the shawls tend to have fringe edgings but certainly can be found without. They even vary in their design, with some having openings for arms.