Every wardrobe needs some cashmere. This doesn’t mean that it has to be a ridiculously expensive (hello, sales!) cashmere sweater, but it should be something cashmere–socks, a hat, a scarf, a cardigan, something. J. Crew’s cashmere sales are pretty great! But with so many stores and brands selling cashmere, how does one choose a piece of cashmere?
1. Cashmere should feel luxurious. If it does not, put it back!
2. I usually buy my cashmere from places I know trust. J. Crew has great cashmere, Grechen swears by Inhabit, and I have had pretty good luck buying cashmere accessories off of Bluefly.
3. Look closely at the piece and make sure the fibers are tightly woven.
4. This is not the place to hope for a bargain. Yes, you can find cashmere on sale, but you are unlikely to find it dirt cheap. This is the place to spend a bit more.
Here are a few of my cashmere picks.
This J. Crew cashmere sweater is classic and won’t ever go out of style. I would pair it with jeans, a statement necklace, and a colorful pair of heels.
I have loved my cropped sweaters this season; adding one in cashmere would be luxurious addition to my current collection.
I love the idea of a fancy sweatshirt. One in cashmere makes your sweatshirt anything but sloppy.
This cashmere wrap can be worn as shown or as a scarf.
On a budget? Buy yourself a cashmere hat. I promise you won’t regret it.
If I lived in a cooler climate you better believe I would splurge on these.
I own a cashmere scarf, cardigan and short-sleeved sweater all bought on sale. I would probably have more pieces if I lived somewhere colder. Several years ago I bought my husband a cashmere hoodie and he worn it until holes formed on the elbows. If you splurge, you will get every penny out of your purchase. What cashmere pieces do you own?