I am obsessed with cashmere, and if you visit me on any given Sunday, you’ll find me lounging in a cashmere jumper and joggers. Extra, I know, but I just haven’t found anything as comfortable and durable, so I personally think spending a bit more is a good investment.
With that in mind, keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best cashmere pieces out there, and how to care for them.
What is cashmere?
You might know that cashmere is a more luxurious type of wool, and therefore expensive, but do you know why? That is because it comes from a specific type of goat, the cashmere goat, which produce finer, softer hair. Each goat sheds its hair once a year, and there isn’t much of it, so it makes it rarer, and so pricier.
How to wash cashmere
I’ve ruined many a cashmere jumper because I’ve either been too lazy or ignorant to wash it by hand. So first off, you’ll want to check the care label as some cashmere jumpers are machine washable (M&S do a great line), but others aren’t. Usually, you’ll need to wash them by hand in warm – but not hot – water, or in certain rare cases, dry clean only. Make sure you also lay it flat to dry so that it doesn’t lose its shape, we have a full guide on how to wash and store cashmere here.
Best cashmere jumpers
There really is cashmere to suit all budgets. On the high street, you’ll be hard pressed to beat John Lewis & Partners, M&S, GAP or Uniqlo, which all have a great range of jumpers and cardigans in various colours, under £100. If you’re looking to invest in a designer piece, then Chinti & Parker, Vince and Bella & Freud have some fashion-forward styles I think you’ll love.
Keep scrolling to shop my edit of the best cashmere pieces out there, from jumpers to scarves and joggers. Whilst some pieces are pricey, if you care for them well then they will last you a lifetime, and you just can’t beat that cosy factor. Also, don’t be afraid to shop the men’s collections, I love the baggy feel, which goes really well with this season’s slip skirts.