With the next few months of winter upon us, and the holiday season warmth beginning to fade, we can no longer ignore or escape the cold temperatures – no matter how many get-aways you may have planned.
To help is the tried and true, timelessly elegant, and never-let-me-down choice of cashmere and knits, always there like an old friend ready to help stave off the cold. And I’d like to provide you a formal introduction.
There are so many ways to wear these options: playful, feminine, strong and sexy and, of course, the sporty athleisure choices are endless. Whether you pair these staples with a midi skirt, denim, a wide leg pant or choose a full ensemble, you truly can’t go wrong.
What’s best is that the different weights of the yarns allow you to wear some shape or form of cashmere and knits all year round (even on that island escape you’re planning). And, of course, during the colder climates, the right cable-knit can make you feel like you’ve been transported to a fabulous ski trip in the Alps. The reality is these staples will keep you warm while making an effortless, elevated, and stylish statement.
Consider the silhouette, structure, and details when selecting what your look is. Is it for the office, the weekend or an evening out? While you don’t need to break the bank, an investment should be made, especially when you will be laundering them–and, trust me, it is important to look at the washing and drying instructions on each item.
No matter where you’re headed or even what the weather is, when paired with the right pieces, you can wear these staples for any time or event.
The Classic Cardigan
A cashmere cardigan is definitely a piece to invest in. With its versatility to be used for formal or casual gatherings, the right seasonal color will keep you comfortable and classy no matter the occasion. And by taking advantage of the yarn weight, you can even sport it in the spring or chilly fall night.
A Fitting Turtleneck
A fashion favorite that won’t soon fade away, the turtleneck can be both fitting and firm to allow you movement but make it through a full day of activities. It can be worn under an appropriate jacket or on its own. No matter your choice, I guarantee you’ll be cozy beyond belief.
Casual Dress to Last All Day
Dreading a long day at work? The right cashmere dress can be worn on the street and the office for a look that is business casual and flattering. I recommend pairing with an equally-comfortable set of flats to ensure total freedom of movement when you need to take on the day–and win.
Cable Knit for Any Occasion
Dress, sweater, maybe even both, cable knit is always a must-have for my seasonal wardrobe. It’s a warm, easy, and simple look that you’ll want to wear repeatedly this winter. Color is especially important here, but a classic gray or caramel-colored almost always does the trick for me.
A Practical and Chic Coat
It is winter and festive season or not, you’ll want a stylish coat that is also practical and effective. A full cashmere coat or one that is cashmere-paneled is essential to be fashion-forward while also being confidently cozy for any occasion.
The Always Elegant, Light-Weight Pieces
Quality cashmere is said to be eight times warmer than wool so don’t shy away from a fabulous light-weight piece due to climate concerns. And in the case of accessories, the right scarf can elevate any look and add the perfect layer of comfort this winter.
A Bold but Comfy Blazer
The pinnacle of elegance and timelessness, a knitted blazer adds just the right touch of flair for any professional event while still keeping you in perfect snugness. A bold black or a more eye-popping color and you’ll look your best and, more importantly, feel your best.
Whether you’re in the thick of winter wind storm or calm, cold night, cashmere and knits offer a fashionable look that is both flattering and completely comfortable. With any of these choices here you’ll be feeling your most confident, ready for any gathering, while also being perfectly cozy. Explore the options, mix and match but rest assured, with cashmere and knits you will never go wrong.