Finally, cashmere weather is here! So what better time for our edit of the best high-street jumpers that will instantly update your winter wardrobe.
The fresh, crisp, cosy winter season is upon us and what a joy it is to reach into a pile of fluffy jumpers of a morning. In the interests of buying less but buying better, where possible we are re-working our current wardrobe of elevated basics and taking styling cues from the autumn/winter 2018 catwalks which were awash with cosy knits, layered coats and chic tailored trousers and skirts.
The perfect wardrobe update - the ultimate piece that can be worn to the office, to the pub at the weekend and over eveningwear for festive party fun - is a new cashmere jumper. High-street cashmere options are the best they have ever been; good value, chic, soft and versatile; so we’ve rounded up our favourite eight styles to inspire you this winter.
This fine-knit crew-neck style is great for evening with a midi-skirt or tailored trousers and comes in grey, red and the perfect shade of camel.
Camel crew-neck jumper, £110, Warehouse
Finding the perfect mid-grey is not easy but Whistles crew-neck cashmere jumper is not just the ultimate grey it’s also the perfect length to wear with high waist jeans and longline skirts.
Grey marl cashmere jumper, £165, Whistles
Gap’s new cashmere roll-necks come in pink, charcoal, navy and beige. They’re thick but not bulky, super-soft to the touch and the androgynous long-line silhouette means they work great with smart trousers, elongated midi-skirts and straight-cut jeans.
Roll-neck pink cashmere jumper, £139.95, Gap
Marks and Spencer is the high-street go-to for printed cashmere and has a great selection of plain crew-neck cashmere as well as brilliant cashmere loungewear. This hoodie will look as good with a pair of wide-leg jeans and a crombie coat as it will with matching cashmere joggers.
Navy hooded cashmere jumper, £119, Marks and Spencer
John Lewis’s 300-piece autumn/winter collection centres around a bold colour palette and features more than a few great cashmere pieces. This oversized blue v-neck is the ultimate in effortless chic.
Cobalt blue v-neck cashmere jumper, £99, John Lewis & Partners
Uniqlo’s winter basics are hard to beat and it’s cashmere is the fashion team’s go-to for day-to-day wear. This tomato-red crew neck style is the perfect piece to take you through the festive season and beyond.
Bright red crew-neck cashmere jumper, £69.90, Uniqlo
Natural shades of browns and beiges are the of-the-moment colour palette. Autumn/winter 2018 is all about shades of oatmeal, caramel and tobacco while for spring/summer 2019 it’s all about beige. Wear this chic v-neck cashmere jumper with off-white, wide-leg jeans for a full tonal look or high-rise vintage wash blue denim for everyday.
Relaxed v-neck cashmere jumper in oatmeal, £130, Boden
No one does preppy day-to-night dressing better than J Crew. Wear this versatile v-neck with classic black trousers or jeans and trainers for daytime, and with a pencil skirt and ankle boots for evening.
Burgundy v-neck cashmere jumper, £128, J Crew
Opening image: Boden