Beyond the Sweater: 5 Super Cashmere Finds for Winter

Thursday, December 20, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Cashmere will keep you warm and will feel softer over the years. Since longevity is a rare thing to find with materials, cashmere comes with a higher price tag. But, in my opinion, it is well worth it. It is a great gift to give or receive, and soft wool-cashmere blends are appropriate for the holiday weather and the warm spirited theme of the season.

J.Crew has a drop-dead gorgeous peplum coat. The exquisite style infuses this jacket with a combination of Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O. styles. I consider this coat a must have. The feminine and flattering style has perfect lines, and the extra flap that carries from pocket to the back gives this jacket an illusion that it is a skirt suit. I love the meticulous style and it is nice to know that cold weather doesn’t always equal bulky, ugly long jackets. This jacket proves this 100%.

J.Crew Wool-Cashmere Peplum Coat

→ Buy the J.Crew Wool-Cashmere Peplum Coat, $289.99 (was $425.00), at

I love capes when worn with skinny jeans. This cashmere horn button cape is a warm blanket with a little fashion flair that pairs well with tight jeans and some killer boots. I love how it sits on the hips without looking like a big trash bag. Although this style is not for every body type, there are ways to wear it to give it a glamorous look.

Banana Republic Cashmere Cape

→ Buy the Banana Republic Cashmere Cape, $250.00, at

For those that need a little bling to feel fashion satisfied, try this fun cashmere cardigan. Bloomie’s has a couple sizes left at a sale price so hurry up and take advantage of the low prices. The cardigan will look great when you pair it with casual jeans or a fancy pencil skirt and thick black stockings.

C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Jewel Trim Cardigan

→ Buy the C by Bloomingdale's Cashmere Jewel Trim Cardigan, $119.19 (was $198.00), at

If you already have enough gear to keep you warm for two seasons, then check out this cute ruffle cashmere scarf. The plum wine scarf is my favorite hue and it’s a great way to make your look pop with a blast of color.

Magaschoni Cashmere Ruffle Scarf

→ Buy the Magaschoni Cashmere Ruffle Scarf, $378.00, at

Let it snow on this polka dot cashmere sweater. It comes in several colors and reminds me of my childhood. I love the girly look that brings nothing but pure, positive memories. Keep your inner child warm.

Equipment Sloan Cashmere Sweater

→ Buy the Equipment Sloan Cashmere Sweater, $368.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.