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My Favorite Cashmere

October 13, 2022

Best Cashmere I wit & whimsy

Cashmere season is my favorite and I always love living in cashmere as soon as it gets cold out. I am rather picky about cashmere because, let’s be honest: not all cashmere is created equal! I have tried out a lot of brands and really found some winners over the years. I think investing in quality cashmere is an important part of building a wardrobe full of quality staples. 

The Best Cashmere Sweaters

Today’s post is about highlighting my tried + tested cashmere with you so you know what’s worth investing in.

Cashmere Fisherman Sweater Jenni Kayne

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Sweater

I love how versatile this sweater is. And man, is it soft. After buying it I found myself reaching for it again and again. And I’ve had no issue with pilling whatsoever on it (a true sign of the quality of their 100% cashmere) and why I feel it is worth its price tag. It has a classic crewneck silhouette and I love the subtly texture to it. It feels extremely luxurious every time I slip it on. 

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Hoodie

Jenni Kayne Cashmere Fisherman Hoodie

Slouchy, comfy, cozy perfection. Both the body and the hood are slightly oversized making this a 100% cashmere sweater you’ll want to live in. In the winter I absolutely love traveling in this cozy sweater. It’s cute with jeans but also pairs well with my favorite leggings and joggers.

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COS Cashmere Crewneck

This COS sweater that is one of the most versatile and flattering pieces I own. Their cashmere is so, so good. It’s wearability, quality and versatility make it worth the price tag in my opinion. I’m wearing a Medium. I like that their cashmere styles are also very timeless meaning you’ll own and be able to wear the pieces for many, many years.

In addition to their cashmere sweaters, I’ve also purchased cashmere hats and scarves from the brand.

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Naadam Cashmere Hoodie

This Naadam cashmere hoodie is so comfy. It is my first purchase from this brand that’s looking to reinvent how cashmere is made accessible to people. Truth be told I ordered some other items from them that I didn’t love and I do think their sizing is a bit all over the place based on the pieces I ordered.

I’m wearing a Large in the hoodie. I do think their prices are reasonable for the quality though and I love all the various styles and colors they offer. You will need a good fabric shaver though as these pieces do pill.

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Everlane Cashmere Crew

The Everlane cashmere crew is a more affordable option at $145 and great quality for the price. It does pill over time with a lot of wear but I just take my favorite gadget to it and it is like new in no time.

I usually do my usual M size but depending on the style of cashmere from Everlane I may size up.

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Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Crewneck

A relaxed silhouette with slits on the side makes this Cuyana Crewneck a more casual cashmere sweater. I love that it is made from recycled materials. Wearing a M.

Tonal Dressing on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy

Equipment Cashmere Crewneck

You all know how much I deeply love my Equipment cashmere sweater. It’s held up remarkably for over a decade of wear. Wearing a M.

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La Ligne Marin Sweater

Last year I fell in love with the small brand La Ligne who makes delicious cashmere. They are $$$ but given how much I live in my collection of cashmere sweaters and how beautifully these are made, they’ve been worth it.

The most plush, luxurious sweater with a perfectly slouchy oversized yet tailored fit – the La Ligne Marin Sweater is a cashmere dream. Warm enough for the winter but also magically great for summer nights, too.

I love the wide variety of colors it comes in and I now own the Cream/Ivory Stripe and the Navy/Ivory Sweater.

I own this sweater in both a Small and a Medium as it runs oversized. 

La Ligne Mini Marin Sweater

The Mini Marin is the cropped, slightly shrunken version of their Marin Sweater. I like to pair it with high waisted pants or denim but it also goes well with midi skirts.

I have this in two colors as well – Black/Cream and Navy/White. I own it in a Medium but recommend sizing up if you like a roomier fit.

La Ligne Tourjours Cashmere Sweater

La Ligne Toujours Sweater

Named because you’ll want to wear it tous les jours. (‘all the days’ in French), this Toujours Sweater is a great ribbed cashmere sweater with a loose crewneck and slouchy yet put together silhouette. It comes in a variety of colors and I would recommend sizing down. I’m wearing a size Small in the Ivory above. 

Naked Cashmere Sweater

Naked Cashmere

I have the Naked Cashmere Sariah Sweater (sized up to a L- wearing above) and the Naked Cashmere Kaia Sweater and really like them both.

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Aqua Cashmere

Bloomingdale’s in-house label of cashmere is such good value. This ribbed cashmere sweater of mine from the line is one of my most worn pieces. Wearing a M.

J.Crew Cashmere Sweater

J.Crew Cashmere Crewneck

If you’re looking for cashmere on more of a budget, this crewneck is a good option. It has a good weight to it, a classic silhouette and loads of colors to choose from. It is priced at $128 and has lots of sizing options, too. I’m wearing a M but I would buy another color in a Large for a more boyfriend fit.

All Navy Work Outfit Paris Loeffler Randall Boots J.Crew Sweater and Skirt

J.Crew Cropped Cashmere

I like the J.Crew Cropped Cashmere Crewneck for pairing with higher waisted skirts as styled above. It is a thin cashmere and runs rather small. I’m wearing a L above. 

This comes in loads of colors and sizes, too.

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Everlane Oversized Stroopwaffle Cashmere Turtleneck

This turtleneck is a stunner of a sweater. Perfectly oversized and made from renewed cashmere, this is cozy, soft and a go-to for me in the Winter. I love how it pairs with leggings and jeans. I’m wearing a M.

Classic Outfit I Veronica Beard Plaid Blazer in Paris

J.Crew Relaxed Cashmere T-shirt

A cashmere tee? Yes! This cashmere tee is a favorite layering building block for me. It pairs really well under my favorite cropped jackets and blazers. I size up to a L. It is also well-priced at under $100.

Amour Vert Joggers

White + Warren Essential Cashmere Sweater

The White + Warren essential cashmere sweater is another favorite investment cashmere sweater of mine. White + Warren is definitely on the pricier side but if you’re going to buy investment pieces, cashmere is a great way to start. I love this sweater on its own but it is also great layered under cardigans during the coldest of months.

I also have the White + Warren cashmere travel wrap and it’s so dreamy for work from home and for travel. I never get on a plane without it!

M.M.LaFleur O'Hara Blazer Review Fall Outfit

Uniqlo Cashmere

Lastly, another well priced option for cashmere is Uniqlo. I’m wearing a Men’s crewneck above (M) and think they make good quality, more affordable cashmere pieces for both men and women. I will say however their return policy is a nightmare so I won’t be ordering from them again soon.

And lastly, the M.M.LaFleur cashmere is gorgeous also.

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  1. Elisse says:

    I would highly recommend Bloomingdale’s cashmere. I have an Aqua (their internal label) ombré cashmere sweater that I got in high school circa 2009 and I still wear it bc it’s in great condition. Barely any pilling.

    • Meghan says:

      I have heard great things about them before! Definitely going to order during their sale this week. Thanks for the reminder and recommendation, Elisse!

  2. Melanie says:

    So excited about this Everlane cashmere! I have been wanting to try theirs but waiting to pull the trigger, just ordered the one on sale (in the pale lavender) to see how I like it! Thanks for the tip 🙂

  3. Liz says:

    I want all of these!!!!! What’s been your experience with washing the Everlane cashmere? Dry clean only?

  4. MarciaMarciaMarcia says:

    I have a lot of cashmere sweaters, and there are some great brands out there. I agree with the commenter above who recommended Bloomingdale’s – the quality is pretty great for the price. I also love cashmere crewneck from Everlane – it’s so soft. I only recently discovered Cos, and I love their stuff so I’ll have to take a look at the cashmere.

    You should also check out Eric Bompard – pretty much THE essential Parisian cashmere. Great quality and styles, and while not inexpensive, worth it for a great classic.

    • Meghan says:

      Going to order some Aqua cashmere- thanks for the recommendation! And I haven’t heard of Eric Bompard so this is exciting – thank you for sharing, Marcia!!

  5. Sam says:

    I also have to put in a plug for Saks Fifth Avenue-branded sweaters! They’re usually on sale for ~$100, excellent quality (soft, plush, and feel more like a $3250 sweater, IMO), holdsup over time with some slight pilling after many wears, and come in lots of different colors and cuts!

  6. Emme says:

    In one of your Equipment cashmere photo, you are wearing a black hat- you look fabulous in the hat
    & you don’t seem to wear them much- definitely add to your wardrobe

  7. Adrien says:

    Love this! What is the fit like on the JK fisherman sweater (the first one in the post)? Want to pull the trigger on it but don’t want it to be too tight!

  8. Petra says:

    That’s a very comprehensive overview, thanks! I love Jenni Kayne, COS, and Everlane cashmere, but was wondering if you have any experience with cashmere from The Reformation

  9. Ellin says:

    Also ran afoul of Uniqlo’s return policy. I agree — won’t order from there again.

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