Nothing Says "Luxury" Like a Cashmere Cardigan—14 That Feel Extra Special

As winter approaches, we're calling upon our tried-and-true staples to see us through those brisker days. Whilst I'm not one to shy away from a classic wool knit, when it gets really cold, there's truly nothing I'd rather wrap into than a cosy cashmere cardigan. Luxuriously soft and supple, a cashmere cardigan can sit atop a silky slip for an evening out, or complete a nonchalantly casual look with a cosy edge. A trending shape for A/W 23, cashmere cardigans have been cropping up at all our favourite retailers, from high-street heroes Uniqlo and Reformation to designer favourites such as The Row and Khaite.


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Superior to its wool and synthetic sisters, cashmere is a winter favourite for its soft touch and insulating qualities. Warmer yet lighter than the aforementioned fabrics, cashmere will help you retain heat on colder days without causing you to overheat when the sun's out. Cashmere does come with a higher price point, and this is due to its harvesting requirements. Harder to source than typical wool, cashmere must be harvested from cashmere goats once a year, meaning that the fabric is naturally more expensive than its wool or cotton counterparts. But although this knitwear might feel delicate, cashmere fibres can be hardy, so if you look after yours well, it'll be in your wardrobe for a very, very long time. 


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Indeed, the cashmere cardigan has come a long way since the days when only our grandmothers were interested in these pieces. Now, new-season cardigans host a plethora of styling potential, from Miu Miu's cheeky micro-shorts-and-cardigan pairing to super-chic outfits composed of wide-leg trousers and cardigans that we're wearing on repeat. Already a favourite amongst influencers and the fashion set, cashmere has transformed the cardigan from the item you reach for only to pop to the shops or walk the dog. Shop our favourite cashmere cardigans below.


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Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.