This $100 Basic Will Make Your Winter Wardrobe Look Expensive

Welcome to the latest edition of a new series in which we'll cover a variety of affordable basics that we turn to time and time again. We hope that The Basics will help you to build your closet with pieces that you, too, will wear on repeat without doing harm to your bank account. We already covered the $30 pants that I consider life-changing. Next up, I'm sharing with you the $100 cashmere sweater that's making life a lot more bearable this fall and winter. 

The search for the best high-quality cashmere sweater that doesn't require half of your cold-weather wardrobe budget can seem like a fruitless treasure hunt. While there's plenty of affordable cashmere out there, you may be faced with the frustration of it wrinkling and pilling with the first wear. Well, rest assured that your search ends here. Everlane recently reduced the prices of its vast cashmere collection to reflect fallen manufacturing costs. The brand's mission statement calls for transparency in its pricing, which the customer undoubtedly benefits from. I'm particularly smitten with the brand's The Cashmere Crew sweater in camel (the color that makes everything look expensive). For just $100, the number of times I've worn this versatile sweater is well worth the Benjamin. Want to know exactly why I recommend adding one to your cart ASAP?

Keep scrolling to the eight reasons it's the basic that will be your winter wardrobe's workhorse, and shop a few outfits that prove its versatility. 




(Image credit: Everlane)




Leopard-Print Coat + High-Waisted Jeans + Pumps

Pictured Above: Mango Leopard Faux-Fur Coat ($200); M.i.h Mimi Jeans ($295); Gray Matters Mildred Pumps in Burgundy ($475); Everlane The Cashmere Crew Sweater ($100).



Sherpa Denim Jacket + Patent Miniskirt + Tights + Over-the-Knee Boots

Pictured Above: Levi's Sherpa Trucker Jacket ($148); Everlane The Cashmere Crew Sweater ($100); Zara Mini Patent Finish Skirt ($36); Madewell Extra Opaque Tights ($15); Topshop Cupid Velvet Over The Knee Boots ($130).


Puffer + Leather Pants + Lace-Up Ankle Boots

Pictured Above: Topshop Short Hooded Puffer Jacket ($130); Frame Le Skinny Stretch-Leather Pants ($950); Stuart Weitzman The Ruggy Booties ($357); Everlane The Cashmere Crew Sweater ($100).

What's your favorite affordable basic? Tell us in the comments! 

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.