I made this shawl with a multi-strand yarn (three distinct strands to be exact), each a different color and texture. I added a crocheted edged border in a plain-colored yarn, which picks up on one of the colors within the shawl. The result is stunning and versatile. Because of all the lovely colors it can be worn with a lot of outfit combinations. The shawl is simple yet elegant, so it can be dressed up or worn with jeans and look at home either way.
There is no reason you have to use the same yarn or color combinations that I used for this shawl. Use your own color scheme or yarn combinations and make it your own. The only rule is to check your gauge and change the number of stitches or the needle size accordingly.