Cashmere is not only the most luxurious of fibers but also wonderfully warm. Let’s look at some great ideas for how to style a cashmere sweater on a cold day.
A cashmere cardigan is not only beautiful, but it is also one of the best wardrobe staples that you can buy. This soft and beautiful cardigan will upgrade any outfit and pair beautifully with most of your tops. A classic look is to pair a cashmere cardigan over a women’s white blouse with long sleeves and either black dress pants or your favorite jeans.
This look will give you a great business casual outfit for the office as well as be beautiful for anything from running errands to brunch or dinner with friends. Cardigans also give you the advantage of layering options. If you get a bit too warm, remove the cardigan. Too cold? Button it up. In our world where climate control is more of an aspiration than a reliable reality, layering is a great way to ensure that you will stay comfy.
For the warmest of warm looks while still staying stylish and beautiful, consider wearing a cashmere cardigan over a women’s turtleneck sweater. Choose a lighter weight turtleneck to ensure that the cardigan will glide over it and look “heavier” than the turtleneck. As a rule, outer layers that appear heavier are more pleasing to the eye (and more practical for layering).
For a fun look, consider having the turtleneck monogrammed. This detailing will make your outfit more special and draw the eye closer to your face (like how wearing a white collar does). Have you ever noticed how many celebrities wear white next to their faces? They know that this helps to bring additional light where they want it.
For the ultimate in luxury, pair and wear cashmere with cashmere. A cashmere turtleneck with a coordinating cashmere scarf is a great way to do this. A subtle and elegant way to wear this look is to have the color of the scarf match the turtleneck. Consider winter white on winter white for a luxurious way to celebrate the cold. A coordinating color or neutral scarf can also be lovely.
Cashmere scarves are also a beautiful way to upgrade a classic wool coat while keeping warm. When shopping for a cashmere scarf, remember matching hats as a possibility. Cashmere also makes for the softest lining available in leather gloves.
Wearing a cashmere tunic sweater with black leggings is a great look for a cold day. Just add your favorite boots and coat, and you’re ready to go. This is also a great look with jeans. If you're hanging out around the house, you can even pair your cashmere tunic sweater with your favorite lounge pants. Cashmere can make a pajama day extra warm and comfy.
If you need an extra layer of warmth, consider adding a camisole under your tunic sweater. It’s amazing what a bit of extra fabric next to your skin will do to create a layer of warm air where you need it most. When planning your winter wardrobe, ensure that you include a set of women’s thermals. With beautiful and comfy options like silk and high-tech fabrics, these are not your grandmother’s long johns.
Be sure to give your cashmere the tender, loving care it deserves. Start by keeping it clean. Stay aware of how clean surfaces are like tables and chairs in public or car doors that you might brush up against. Especially if you live in a cold climate where there is snow or slush, it’s amazing how fast surfaces can go from tidy to grimy.
Always wash your cashmere according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Most cashmere can be dry cleaned or hand washed only. Dry cleaning is convenient but be sure to ask your dry cleaner about the process and chemicals they use when cleaning cashmere. Hand washing may be gentler on the fibers. If you choose to hand wash your cashmere sweater, use the mildest soap in cold water, rinse your cashmere sweater in cold water without wringing, and let it dry on a sweater rack or clean dry towels. If you are new to cashmere care, there are also great videos on the internet that will help you through the process. Just remember that every step you take should be gentle for the fiber.
Cashmere is the perfect fiber to wear in the winter. It's soft, warm, and looks luxurious. Have fun pairing and wearing your cashmere sweaters for a cold winter’s day.