Winter might be ending, but don’t put away your cashmere sweaters! Aside from high-temperature summers in Florida, we can pretty much name a time in every season when the occasion will call for cashmere! After all, they are the softest and warmest sweaters on the planet. Giving your knitwear a style twist will help you break out of a seasonal rut with a fresh new look. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Cashmere has been around for centuries, and it actually comes from goats. It is made into sweaters, cardigans, scarves, shawls, and more. It’s known for its softness and ability to keep you warm. Cashmere sweaters really are a must for all wardrobes, for both men and women, because of its versatility. It comes in so many cuts, styles, and colors, that there is literally something for everyone when it comes to cashmere. It also looks very classy.
Now you might be wondering, can I wear cashmere in spring? Yes, you can! The winter to spring transition can be a mixed bag, especially for your wardrobe. It’s probably cooler than you would like, but it is so much warmer than the past months. So, to mix it up, while staying warm, consider wearing a chunky-knit cashmere sweater over a flowing chiffon skirt, or one with pretty pleats. The contrasting fabrics come together for a beautiful, yet unexpected, outfit you will love wearing when the sun is shining. Finally, grab a matching clutch purse and finish with a statement necklace.
Since it is still a bit chilly, you can also continue to pair your favorite cashmere sweater with your favorite pair of jeans or dress pants, as well. As long as you are wearing bright colors, they will transition beautifully into spring. Take it a step further and pair a flowery-looking necklace or earrings, with your sweater, for a fun pop of spring!
You can also put a white collared shirt under your v neck cashmere sweater, and let it peek through! Layering will keep you warmer, and it will dress up your sweater for the office or an important meeting.
As you transition into full spring, skip the dark denim and grab your favorite faded skinny jeans. Wearing lighter, brighter colors with a soft cashmere top will keep you comfy without looking too heavy. Pastel jeans in floral shades, like lilac and daffodil, will put a smile on your face too, and you can cuff them to reveal a little ankle.
On a nice afternoon, you can toss the coat and rely on your favorite cashmere sweater to keep you cozy. If the temperature rises enough, or you live in a mild climate, a cashmere cardigan might work in place of a jacket as well.
Another great example of a spring cashmere outfit is wearing a neutral-colored cashmere sweater with a bright-colored coat on the top. This will add a fun pop of color and add dimension to your outfit. To make it even more fun, wear a bright-colored set of heels or shoes that match your jacket.
There is no need to keep your favorite summer dress in the closet until June. Wear it with your cashmere sweaters, like a cable knit turtleneck in spring, or a cardigan in early summer. Your dress will double as an adorable skirt in the early season. The soft cashmere cardigan will give your arms a welcome chill-chaser when the sun sets in summer.
For a work-friendly ensemble, wear a cashmere cardi with a silky camisole, a pencil skirt, and a string of pearls. Goodness knows, the office is almost always freezing, anyway. So, a cozy cardigan is perfect! For a weekend coffee date with your friends, slip on your favorite vintage tee and throw on an open cashmere cardigan that reaches down to your hips.
If you are going for a night on the town, a little black dress is a must. However, if that dress is made for summery weather, you will need a cashmere crewneck sweater to fend off the chill. Whisper-soft and totally glam, it will bring out the twinkle in your eye.
Also, did you know that cashmere does not just come in long sleeves? That’s right! Your favorite sweaters also come in short sleeves. So, keep a few short-sleeve cashmere sweaters on hand for spring, as well as summer, and you will never stress over what to wear. They are cozier than a thin cotton top (and infinitely more luxurious), but they are suited to the season. You will also find they are nice for the office; just add some chic pants and you are ready for lunch with clients.
Don’t overlook your footwear, either – the right shoes can work wonders. Try some white sneakers, or even a pair of open-toe mules when the skies are blue. Delicate ballet flats are stunning with cashmere, and so are sleek loafers.
So, you’re probably wondering how your favorite winter material can work year-round. The truth is, cashmere is a classic. It looks great on everyone, comes in a huge variety of colors, and you can get it in different sleeve lengths. It also matches almost all bottoms. So you can wear it with jeans, leggings, skirts, shorts, even dresses. You can also buy darker colors for the autumn and winter months while buying more pastels and brighter colors for the spring and summer months. You can’t go wrong with cashmere.
Cashmere is so classy looking and clean. You can never have too much of it and it never ever goes out of style. They are also great quality, and you will not have to replace them as often. So, as you clean and pack up your clothes between seasons, don’t put the cashmere away. You can always find a time to wear it year-round!