The One Winter Staple That Guarantees a "Richer" Wardrobe, From $75 to $1980

A closet staple that's timeless regardless of the season? Sweaters. But not just any sweaters—cashmere, to be exact. I know cashmere has the reputation of being a luxury that's expensive and out of reach, but it offers more warmth and comfort compared to wool or fabric blends, making it worth the investment. Plus, thanks to a handful of amazing brands such as Naadam and Uniqlo, it's no longer reserved for the budgetless shopper. 

But before you scroll further and hit "purchase" on a cashmere sweater, it's important to assess what you're looking for in the item. Pay attention to the style, warmth, and weight you'd want, as these are factors in making the sweater a long-lasting staple you can rely on. For example, if you live somewhere where winter weather only occasionally exists, a lightweight cashmere vest to easily layer with will probably be more useful than a heavier turtleneck. If you're someone who likes to stay ultra-comfortable at home, a cashmere set will make an excellent addition to your cold-weather wardrobe vs. just one sweater. Also, care is key, as most cashmere sweaters should be hand-washed. Trust me—the efforts are worth it. At least, you won't have to do the searching, as I did that for you.

Below, I pulled together cashmere options in different styles and budgets for you to make your selection from. From an under-$100 J.Crew pick reviewers rave about to the Khaite option that stays in all my fashion dreams, keep scrolling to shop the best cashmere sweaters on the market right now. 

Cardigans

Turtlenecks

Vests

Crew-Necks

Polos

Stripes

Sets

Assistant Market Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.