The problem with the British weather is when we’re in between seasons, like we are now, figuring out what to wear can be an absolute nightmare! My answer to this tricky transitional weather is cashmere. Whenever I have any doubts I throw on one of numerous cashmere sweaters and I know I will survive the day neither too hot nor cold.
Cashmere covers all bases. Its natural fibers and high moisture content in the wool makes it adaptable to different temperatures, meaning it’ll keep you warm and insulated on colder days and cool when the sun decides to show up.
Also, being lightweight makes it comfortable to wear and a welcome relief after trudging around in big winter coats for the last few months! The softness of the fabric gives just the right level of cosiness, perfect for those who are not quite ready to give way to their Spring/Summer wardrobes yet.
In addition, it can literally be worn with anything and for absolutely any occasion. Whether it be in the office, brunch with the girls or on a date. It’s the one fail safe you can turn to over and over again.
In case it isn’t screamingly obvious already, my number 1 piece of advice over the next month is to invest in some cashmere!
Thankfully, these days cashmere is no longer obscenely expensive. If your budget is limited I highly recommend Marks & Spencer or even The Outnet who some great bargains every now and again.
If you’re feeling more spendy I recently came across Duffy (both my sweaters in this post are from there) and the gorgeous designs and quality are second to none! Wearing their cashmere is literally like being wrapped in a cloud. I love their unique designs which always have an unusual quirk or distinctive look to them, whether it be a contrast stripe, interesting side split or cute belt detail.