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10 cool cashmere sweaters to slip into this winter

The sweater may evoke a shoddy image of winter essentials, but the trend has already moved beyond those heavy grey knitwear pieces layered under woollen coats. This winter is about engaging in sartorial finery and picking up pieces which are light yet warm.

Needless to say, cashmere is a quality investment for winters. Ranking high in terms of durability it can be passed on from one generation to the other. So, we suggest making simple, smart choices to pick up cashmere coverups that will elevate your game. We have loved everything from Michael Kors’ rose embroidered camouflage pullover to Burberry’s classic check pieces to Gucci’s playful, almost nostalgia-inducing cardigan. Here’s a deeper look at our edit of this season’s best cashmere sweaters.

Burberry vintage check cashmere jacquard sweater 

Classic Burberry check sweater

You can always count on Burberry for a classic. This signature drop-shoulder sweater made in brushed cashmere with the woven vintage check is not going out of trend anytime soon. A versatile piece, it can be paired with both sleek trousers and jeans.

Available at: burberry.com 

Victoria Beckham cashmere polo neck 

 Victoria Beckham's take on a classic cashmere polo neck

Black remains a winter classic and Victoria Beckham knows how to punctuate it with her urbane, sophisticated aesthetic. This polo neck sweater with long sleeves is one of the simplest and most versatile pieces to own this winter. Layer it under a classic biker, or a bomber, or even a duffle coat.

Available at: victoriabeckham.com 

Dior cashmere jumper


Dior's 'J'Adior 8' cashmere jumper

This white V-neck jumper, made from 100 percent cashmere with a white ‘J’Adior 8’ intarsia at the back, is winter goals. Just in case you are looking for a quick boardroom to brunch transition, this piece comes handy.

Available at: dior.com

Michael Kors rose embroidered camouflage cashmere pullover

Velvet rose appliquéd details on Michael Kors' cashmere jumper

Camo might not be print du jour, but Michael Kors knows how to spin things around. This velvet rose appliquéd and embroidered camouflage cashmere pullover can be a wardrobe staple. Pair it with your usual black skinnies or leather pants.

Available at: michaelkors.com

Tom Ford cashmere mock neck top

Tom Ford's cashmere green mock neck top

Tom Ford’s evolved versions of some of the most simple silhouettes makes him a fashion favourite. And a stroke of bright hues to balance your whites, blacks, and navy blues for winters is never a bad idea. This green mock neck top, crafted in fine cashmere silk, fits the bill.

Available at: tomford.com

Ralph Lauren button cashmere turtleneck

Ralph Lauren's signature cashmere buttoned high-neck

Taking inspiration from the signature Ralph Lauren nautical leaning, this turtleneck features gold buttons on the shoulder. A slim fit, it can be worn as a turtleneck and also be left undone at the shoulder. Throw a classic tailored, black jacket over it and your look is boardroom goals.

Available at: ralphlauren.com

Tommy Hilfiger icons flag sweater 

Tommy Hilfiger's cashmere pullover with Hilfiger insignia

This defines cosy for winters. Part of the Tommy Icons capsule collection, it is made with a blend of soft wool and cashmere. With zippers to adjust the lower hemlines and the brand’s icon knitted infront, this is a perfect winter investment.

Available at: usa.tommy.com 

Gucci cable knit cashmere-wool cardigan 

Gucci's V-neck cashmere cardigan

A V-neck, front open cashmere wool cardigan might evoke the image of your grandparents, but this Gucci number will knock that perception out. This slightly oversized cashmere cardigan comes with gold lurex trim, blue and red knits on the hems and cuffs, and enamelled ‘G’ buttons. Adding a bit of nostalgia are two front pockets.

Available at: gucci.com 

Proenza Schouler cashmere puff sleeve sweater

Proenza Schouler's spin on a regular cashmere jumper

Drama with an undertone of elegance is never bad, and this Proenza Schouler sweater sets the bar high. This crewneck cashmere sweater in blue is setting a strong definition for winter hues. Also what makes it stand out is balloon sleeves that gather at the cuff.

Available at: proenzaschouler.com 

Bottega Veneta sweater in cashmere 

Bottega Veneta's arctic blue sweater

Nobody does subtle better than Bottega Veneta. This dark arctic, slim crew neck sweater can fit into any formal look. Defined by a geometric texture in the angled striped pattern, it is finished with ribbed cuffs and hems.

Available at: bottegaveneta.com 




10 cool cashmere sweaters to slip into this winter

Anupam Dabral

Sr. Associate Editor

It was while studying fashion journalism at London College of Fashion that Anupam developed a keen interest in the anthropological aspect of the discipline; for him, fashion only makes sense when seen in the context of its environment. He is always on the hunt for great stories, and in his spare time binge-watches films/shows starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

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