I don’t know about you, but despite an unseasonably warm spell, this time of year my thoughts turn to cozy, chunky knits and cuddly cashmere! I was surfing on Pinterest for some OOTD inspo, and I’m kind of dying over this cozy chic cashmere cardi (and the Chanel brooch, dying!). Here’s a few more affordable options below, as a New Englander, I’m pretty picky about my sweaters and here are a few of my sweater rules of thumb.
First of all, even though it’s often more affordable, I tend to steer clear of acrylic, it pills easily and it makes you sweat though doesn’t really keep you very warm in fact. I buy up wool sweaters when I can in the summer, wool is hands-down the warmest fabric you can buy and it breathes with you. And I’m also a big fan of cotton, I’d actually layer a cotton sweater with like, UnderArmour Coldgear base layers and this would keep you way warmer than a bulky acrylic sweater on its own, and cotton holds up better than almost any sweater fabric and it doesn’t pill. Everyone loves cashmere too but you want to splash out a bit if you buy it, inexpensive cashmere wears and pills, totally not worth the price so this is a spot for a splurge.
Not to be the bearer of bad news but winter is coming, but just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t look chic!