Wrap Up

Nothing completes an outfit or warms a chilly spring eve better than a shawl. Nothing is more annoying than finding you’ve accidentally dragged it through salsa.

But what’s the alternative to such sleeveless perils?

Sonya Madden’s new creation, the cardi-wrap, combines the comfort of a wrap with the practicality of a sweater. Your inner stylist will have a field day. You can tie it in front, in back, on the side, or just leave it open. It’s made of 100 percent cashmere and comes in bright colors reminiscent of pink begonias, turquoise seas, green apples, and lemonade. Chunky stripe patterns are available too.

The ultimate multipurpose garment, it can be anything you want it to be.

Except, of course, reeking of jalapeno.

Available at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue, at 56th Street (800-423-6335).