If ever there’s a time to invest in gorgeously soft, luxurious cashmere (or give it as a gift), it’s surely Christmas? This season, cashmere has really come into its own: soft, slouchy sweaters paired with metallic pleats, cosy cardigans worn with leather trousers and a crisp shirt… and of course everyone needs a baby soft cashmere scarf when the weather is crisp and cold. John Lewis have a beautiful range of cashmere from lots of different designers, so I thought I’d bring you my top Christmas cashmere picks, whether you’re choosing for a loved one, or hoping for a squishy parcel under the tree!
Is it a cardigan? Is it a jumper? I adore Modern Rarity – the brand is exclusive to John Lewis and is full of really interesting, design-led pieces. This belted number ties like a cardigan but pops over your head like a jumper. I love the bum-covering properties that would make it perfect to wear with the aforementioned skinny leather trousers.
I do think that if you’re going to invest in cashmere, you need to be sure that it’s a style you’ll keep on loving and using. You know me, I’m all about the classic, monochrome wardrobe staples, and I don’t think you can beat a great quality black roll-neck. They’re great with jeans, perfect for layering and go with just about everything. This lightweight roll neck comes in loads of colours too:
I hesitate to suggest quirky colours or patterns for investment pieces, but this Wyse London cashmere scarf is just so delicious, I’m making an exception. I’d be so happy finding this one stashed under the Christmas tree: perfectly cosy, not just for the winter weather, but can you imagine how great this would be for travelling? You can buy them in loads of different colourways, but I love this grey mix with the gently shimmering blush stars. Just gorgeous.
And I can’t mention Wyse London without talking about the cutest little fingerless cashmere gloves that they do. I mean, how cute are they? Adorable! And at £45 they’re an affordable way to gift gorgeously chic cashmere.
I really like this cute little Boden cashmere cardigan as well. If you wear a lot of dresses, you’ll know all about the hunt for the perfect little cardigan to go over the top – they can’t be too long, or they bunch at the waist they can’t be bulky either – of course, Boden know this and have created the perfect little cropped cardi:
Which one are you hoping to find under the tree this Christmas? You can shop the entire John Lewis cashmere range here. Happy shopping!