If you’re not familiar with the fabric, cashmere is made from the soft undercoat of cashmere and pashmina goats and has been used for ages to manufacture clothes, yarn, and other products. Cashmere is softer and more pliable than sheep’s wool, solidifying its status as an expensive wardrobe must. There are a few things to keep in mind when purchasing cashmere: Determine your preferred style, level of warmth, and weight first; this will define how long your sweater will last. Finally, if at all possible, try to have a close look at the cashmere you’ve chosen in person to check for pills, feel it, and check for stitching that has any loose threads. And when it comes to caring for your cashmere sweaters, avoid any unwanted visits from moths by always washing them by hand. And when it comes to caring for your cashmere, wash it by hand every time to keep moths away from your clothing.
Here are 5 of the best cashmere sweaters to take into consideration that are as stylish as they are comfy, whether you’re preparing for a fall weekend spent in nature, preparing for winter hibernation in the city, or just trying to gift yourself or a loved one this holiday season
Street style stars and the celebrity set both love cozy cashmere cardigans. Who could ever forget the time Katie Holmes made a statement by leaving the house wearing the Khaite Scarlet cardigan and bralette? APC and Proenza Schouler’s camel-colored cardigans, Allude’s gray ribbed cashmere cardigan, a stylish navy cardigan from COS, and others all stand out just as much. Vince’s loose-fitting cashmere cardigan in rust red makes for simple layering for fall. Put on your preferred cashmere cardigan with a worn-in pair of baggy trousers and elegant black boots.
There’s nothing better than curling up in a delicious oversized cashmere turtleneck throughout the cooler months. Treat yourself to opulent choices from Tory Burch, JW Anderson, and Lafayette 148, or choose an item from Everlane that is more affordable. Warming options include cashmere turtlenecks from Citizens of Humanity and Le Kasha. For successful fashion, combine the enormous shape with tapered pants or a body-hugging maxiskirt.
A timeless cashmere crewneck’s simple, cozy fit works wonders for your fall ensemble. The belted cashmere-blend sweater from Extreme Cashmere, which cinches the waist for a seductive silhouette, stands out. The Ratino sweater by Loulou Studio has loose-dropping shoulders and a massive round neckline for an oversized look. Bright red and pink crewnecks from J.Crew and High Sport draw lots of attention, while cashmere cable knits from Totême and Zara are up for grabs.
Hoodies and Zip-Ups
Find any of these neutral-colored cashmere hoodies and zip-ups from Nanushka, Naadam, Theory, and more for a relaxed yet stylish daytime appearance. The relaxed fit looks and feels great with any tailored pants or even a leather midi skirt. Use a heeled sandals and an evening bag to dress up the basis for the evening.
Thanks to a crop of ideal knit polos, including these warm cashmere options, prepster attire is consistently a popular fall style. Deep V-necks are featured by Everlane and Nili Lotan, while Alex Mill, Bode, and Purdey keep things buttoned up. The Mateo cable-knit cashmere polo from Khaite is perfect for changing seasons. Wear your preppy polo with pleated pants and a pair of loafers with a masculine feel.
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