My addiction to cashmere cardigans is strong, and growing stronger every day. I wear them year-round, thanks to an office that oscillates between two temperatures: arctic and merely cold. But, my love of the cashmere cardigan extends well beyond its utility. They are classic, but can add a punch of color that pulls an outfit together. They are cozy and comforting, but never look sloppy. They are luxe, but not pretentious. Really, I'm a big fan.
My Fall shopping list has, of course, a couple of cardigans on it. I'm in the market for a cardigan in rich camel cashmere, and one in either tomato red or turmeric yellow to punch up my Fall looks. As I've progressed in my quest I've run across several of these fluffy cashmere wonders that are so ideal I just had to share.
At the top of my personal shopping list is this J.Crew Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan. J.Crew's lofty cashmere is sourced from the same Italian mill as the pricey Loro Piana label, and comes in amazingly rich colors. This particular sweater is available in 14 colors, from basic to bright, and can even be monogrammed.
→ Buy the J.Crew Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan, $198.00, at jcrew.com; shipping is free on orders of $175+.
This oversized Boyfriend Cardigan from Autumn Cashmere is perfect for the weekend. Pair it with your favorite skinny jeans or cropped khakis for a kick-back look.
→ Buy the Autumn Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan, $345.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
This colorblock cardigan is stand out enough to carry an entire outfit, and it can just as easily go to the office as to brunch with the girls.
→ Buy the Marc by Marc Jacobs Simona Cashmere Cardigan, $298.00, at shopbop.com; shipping and returns are free.
A cashmere cocoon sweater is really the ultimate in coziness -- kind of like wearing pajamas to work. Plus, this particular find is deeply discounted in both granite and black.
→ Buy the Qi Cashmere Lady in the Water Cocoon Cardigan, $173.99 (was $382.00), at bluefly.com.
Macy's in-house Charter Club label is a great go-to source for affordable cashmere creations, like this open-weave cardigan. It's available in 4 colors, including Fall's must-have tomato red.
→ Buy the Charter Club Open Pointelle Cashmere Cardigan, $159.00, at macys.com.