There's nothing like cosy cashmere to add a touch of luxury to your winter wardrobe. See our pick of the best cashmere buys on woman&home
As the weather gets colder, you hardly need an excuse to cuddle up in your favourite cashmere buy! Whether it’s blankets, accessories or outerwear, kit yourself out in the perfect piece of cashmere and indulge in the super-soft feel against your skin.
Tired of itchy wool jumpers? Cashmere is the fabric for you. Made from the hair of cashmere goats, it’s naturally much lighter and silkier than lambswool or merino. But soft doesn’t always mean fragile, in fact cashmere is surprisingly strong and insulating when taken proper care of.
To make sure your cashmere buy lasts a lifetime, follow these expert tips. Cashmere should be washed by hand in lukewarm water with a gentle detergent – some experts even recommend using hair conditioner to keep your garments super soft. Allow your cashmere to air dry naturally, and avoid twisting and ringing it out. Store items carefully with a moth repellent and air them out every few months. Pilling is normal, and can be easily removed with a de-bobbling comb.
Luxurious cashmere makes an excellent addition to your winter wardrobe – a good cashmere item will keep you nice and toasty for many chilly winters to come. The selection of cashmere on offer is ever-increasing, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Just one piece isn’t enough! For a luxurious winter treat why not invest in this gorgeous cashmere robe from Pure Collection. The only problem? It’ll be too comfy to take off!
Click through to see some of our favourite soft and silky cashmere buys that will inject a bit of luxury into your life…
Did you know that most of your body heat is lost through your head? Stay
warm this winter with a cute cashmere hat - we love this sea blue one from J. Crew. Team with a matching scarf and gloves for a surefire way to brighten a cold day.
Banish winter blues with a pair of gloves from Amara.
The eye-catching purple color is a great way to make a statement with your
outerwear - a worthy investment
for happy hands this winter.
Every winter wardrobe needs a trusty cashmere jumper (or three!), and this crew neck version from Uniglo is the perfect staple item. Choose from a variety of colours and layer up your look with style.
Cashmere isn't just for accessories and loungewear - dare to wear something luxurious and comfortable with a cashmere poncho from Net-a-Porter. Sophisticated black with with everything - just throw it over a pair of skinnies for a simple yet chic look.
Cashmere needn't be reserved for clothing and accessories. Blankets are the ultimate choice in comfort, so snuggle up in something soft like an Urbanara cashmere blanket. Opt for a bold blue to add warmth to a chilly night, or a soft neutral shade for an understated addition to your living room.
Add these pretty blue gloves from United Colors of Benetton to your cashmere collection and keep your mits warm and cosy for the rest of the season.
If you're feeling truly decadent, what better way to indulge than with a pair of Wolford cashmere tights? Beware, their unbelievable softness and durability willl convert you from regular nylon.
Stripes are going to be big this season - making this lightweight, warm scarf from Matches an on trend buy. Team it with your favourite winter coat or a chic blazer when the weather gets warmer.
There's nothing worse than cold feet during the long winter months. Cashmere socks are the ultimate cure - we're fans of this playful pair from Pantherella.Tuck into boots during the day, or flaunt them around the house when you're relaxing.
If you buy one cashmere item this season make it this gorgeous giant stole from Eric Bompard. Drape it over your favourite jumper for instant winter chic.
Finding it difficult to stay cheery this winter? Comfortable indoor wear is crucial to staying happy this winter, so slip into something irresistably soft like this Pure Collection cashmere jumpsuit - just made for cosy nights in.
If you're not sure how to incorporate cashmere into your wardrobe, start off with an elegant piece suitable for work or play. A cashmere dress is the ideal choice for style and comfort - we love this Aran knit dress from Brora.