2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion of the most affordable cashmere for work!
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.
Cashmere is a must for any working woman — it’s warm (great for the freezing office!), a bit luxurious, and (shhh) usually Woolite/delicate-cycle friendly. We haven’t done a roundup of cashmere sweaters in a while (2014, 2012), and so many of the great ones are on sale that I thought today would be a great day to discuss it.
- Hall of Famers: Some of the greatest cashmere we’ve talked about in the past: Lord & Taylor, Talbots, J.Crew’s Collection Cashmere, Brooks Brothers, Inhabit, and — a bit more casual, but still very soft: Everlane.
- Plus sizes: here, here, here, and here (ladies, any favorites to recommend?)
- Petite sizes: here, here, here, here, and here (ladies, any favorite to recommend?)
Ladies, have you bought any great cashmere sweaters recently? Which are your favorite brands for cashmere in general?