Here's Where Style Insiders Are Buying Cashmere On The High Street
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Affordable cashmere would once have been considered an oxymoron, but now Uniqlo is making this ultimate luxury part of our everyday wardrobes – and naturally, we’re thrilled.
If you’re part of the camp who yearns for cashmere on a yearly basis but feels that the volume of it that your heart desires is out of reach, then gather round dear reader because do we have news for you. The definitive luxury fabric is the winter equivalent of spun gold, offering unparalleled touch-me softness with exactly the level of warmth required at this time of the season. But, like its gold counterpart, it tends to err on expensive meaning most of us pass on the opportunity to wear it on a particularly regular basis.
Rather than leave us holding on to the hope that someone might gift us a decadent pair of gloves come Christmas time, Uniqlo have done the unthinkable and made cashmere accessible for the masses. Once upon a time, affordable cashmere was considered the holy grail – the ultimate goal, but probably the stuff of myth and legend. But now Uniqlo is making it entirely feasible to source great quality cashmere knits on the high street, at prices that will make you squeal in delight rather than gasp at the absurdity. And it’s not just gloves we’re after. Uniqlo has crafted staples aplenty in this dream fabric, adding a hint of luxury to classic crewnecks, huggably oversized high necks, cardigans and accessories too.
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Cashmere offers an unrivaled level of quality but, as a result, it usually requires a fair whack of effort to keep it in mint condition. Being the purveyors of everyday essentialism that Uniqlo are, they came up with a solution for that too. Now, all their premium cashmere yarns are hand-washable, and specially processed to prevent piling – the pesky bobbling that is cashmere’s notorious Achilles’ heel. It’s not often that we’ll proudly make the case for high street shopping, but for Uniqlo’s particular brand of minimalist cool we’re happy to make an exception.
Looking to finally add the volume of cashmere to your winter wardrobe you’ve always wanted? Of course, you are. Scroll on the discover Port’s most discerning cashmere picks, from chic and easy everyday cashmere jumpers for you to the pieces that will make sensational gifts later down the line at Christmas. Because, let’s face it, at prices like these, they’ll be gone long before December.
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Of course, there are plenty of options in the woolly jumper department, but there’s something irresistibly indulgent about the cashmere – finer, softer and more heat-holding than its sheep counterpart and the simplest way to elevate an everyday slack or denim.
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Bring the hug of cashmere up a little higher in turtlenecks in just-so fits. Coming in a neutral palette of tasteful colours like beige, ecru and forrest green, they're timeless shades that reflect the classic natural of this superior fibre. Though, we can deny we're enticed by a subversive shade of tomato red, the ideal partner to a sharp fair of tailored black trousers and a Gucci loafer.
Exceedingly smart with just the teensiest hint of sporting know-how, the V neck knit is what you make of it. Keep it office worthy with your sharpest cotton oxford, or size up and wear bare-chested over joggers and sneakers for your cosiest weekend cool.
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Supremely sophisticated added extras are not only essential to prevent any and all necessary heat from escaping the extremities of the body, but they happen to make rather charming gifts at this time of year too.
September 24 2021 by Camilla Hunt