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Few wardrobe items are chic and comforting—but soft, refined cashmere is just that. Once sweater weather hits, we want to drape ourselves from head-to-toe in the deliciously cozy and luxurious fibre. That’s right, when it comes to cashmere, why stop at sweaters? The versatile fabric works great woven into pants, dresses, and even sheets. We put together all the cashmere staples from soft socks to hip joggers so you can incorporate this winter wardrobe essential into just about every item in your closet and beyond. And the best part about splurging on cashmere is a guaranteed return on investment. This timeless fabric ages just as well as your luxury leather bags and with a little care will last you years to come. So whether you're stepping up your work-from-home loungewear or bundling up for outdoor meetups this winter, cashmere will help keep you polished, sophisticated, and most importantly, warm.
Extreme Cashmere Koto Cardigan
Frightful temperatures are no match for Extreme Cashmere’s chic, long, blanket-like cardigan. Layer over jeans (or pajamas!) for an instantly stylish look. The oversized sweater, finely knitted from soft cashmere, features slouchy sleeves and a cool safety pin at the chest. This is the type of wardrobe staple you fall asleep in and just keep on the next day.
To buy: $800, netaporter.com
The Elder Statesman Watchman Tie-Dyed Ribbed Cashmere Beanie
Who said cashmere has to just come in basic blacks, navys, and grays? The Elder Statesman’s Greg Chait brings his California cool to the cold-weather staple by creating luxurious cashmere pieces in perky colors like this fun tie-dye beanie in a pretty coral, chartreuse, and ecru colorway. It screams that sunny days are near.
To buy: $415, netaporter.com
Brooklinen Heathered Cashmere Core Sheet Set
Talk about luxury. Brooklinen’s coveted sheets, made with ultra-soft cashmere and cotton twill, will elevate your room with a cozy cabin feel. For those who run hot, rest assured the heathered cashmere is breathable and regulates temperatures so you’re not sweating at night. However, getting out of bed in the morning will be hard.
To buy: $279 (includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases), brooklinen.com
Loro Piana Twelve Cashmere Scarf
If you’re going to splurge on a cashmere scarf, heritage Italian cashmere brand Loro Piana is the way to go. The Twelve scarf, featuring a graphic stripe and fringe trim, is named for the 12-month-old Hircus goats that provide the super soft baby cashmere. Don’t fret—fibres are collected by combing the goats once it’s summer and they’re ready to shed.
To buy: $1,125, saksfifthavenue.com
Saint Laurent Ribbed Cashmere Turtleneck
Every wardrobe needs a classic black turtleneck. Saint Laurent’s exceptional cashmere version is rib-knitted in Italy. Wear it all the time and then pass it on to the next generation to enjoy.
To buy: $1,650, netaporter.com
Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere and Silk Sleeping Set
The ultimate luxury is a good night’s sleep. Whether you’re traveling or just need to step up your self-care, slip on Johnstons of Elgin’s eye mask and socks and zone out the world.
To buy: $270, matchesfashion.com
Les Tien Cashmere Drawstring Pants
Buzzy Los Angeles-based loungewear brand Les Tien is revered for its quality and comfy sweats. And now they’ve expanded to cashmere. These hip drawstring pants feature a high-rise waist and cropped hemline and are guaranteed to be on heavy wardrobe rotation all winter long.
To buy: $840, modaoperandi.com
Allude Cashmere Hoodie and Track Pants
Is it still considered “loungewear” if you’re in head-to-toe cashmere? We’re just going to leave that here. When we start jetsetting again, this Allude set will be mandatory plane attire.
To buy: $1,130, netaporter.com
La Ligne Scotia Sweater
La Ligne is a trusty go-to for knits, and it doesn’t disappoint with this elegant cable rib sweater in ethereal cream cashmere. It’s just as pretty over a silk skirt as it is thrown over jeans.
To buy: $425, lalignenyc.com
Naadam Wool Cashmere Cable Knit Tunic
We’re called to sweater dresses because they’re just as much an elevated work-from-home staple as they are a blanket that you can pass off as clothing. Naadam’s tunic is a perfect sweater dress over leggings (think: classy ‘90s meets 2021 streetwear) with fine materials sourced from Mongolia and Australia.
To buy: $450, naadam.com
Totême Cashmere Beanie
Knit hats can sometimes look and feel clunky. Elevate your winter outerwear with an understated and ultra soft beanie. Toasty ears and a streamlined look will make the hat hair worth it.
To buy: $190, ssense.com
Khaite Eda Cashmere Bralette
Yes, this is the famous Katie Holmes bralette that put Khaite on the map. Even if you don’t have the full set (matching cardigan), this soft bralette looks just as chic popping out from an off-the-shoulder top or v-neck sweater.
To buy: $520, modaoperandi.com
Vince Cashmere Socks
Cashmere socks are such a treat. Protect your feet from the elements with this elegant oatmeal pair that’s thin enough to slide into most shoes.
To buy: $65, vince.com
Naked Cashmere Selena Cardigan
Whether you wear it as a cardigan or a really chic robe around your house is really up to you. The buttons make a subtle statement, and it comes in classic colors like black, olive, or a rose-tinted beige.
To buy: $375, nakedcashmere.com
Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Mock Neck Sweater
Cuyana is one of the sustainable luxury brands paving the way for recycled cashmere in chic neutrals. We love their beige and camel-colored cashmere—especially in this laid-back mock neck style.
To buy: $225, cuyana.com
Lisa Yang Lucy Ribbed Cashmere Pants
When you live in loungewear (like we did for all of 2020), it’s important to switch up your look. Take a break from your everyday tapered-at-the-ankle sweats for the more feminine and wide-leg ribbed pants.
To buy: $315, modaoperandi.com
Nili Lotan Molly Turtleneck
We can always turn to Nili Lotan for effortlessly cool essentials. Her ivory-and-black-striped cashmere turtleneck will be an instant go-to piece.
To buy: $825, nililotan.com