Cashmere Is a Staple in My Spring Wardrobe—This is Where I Shop It on the High Street

The words "affordable" and "cashmere" aren't often found together. In fact, I tend to be dubious when they are—but not when Marks and Spencer is part of that equation. I've been shopping in the high-street institution for as long as I can remember (one of my earliest memories is looking at red-velvet dresses for Christmas in the children's department at the age of 4), so when it came to investing in my first piece of cashmere, I knew exactly where to turn. 


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Buying cashmere is a rite of passage for grown-ups, but you needn't completely break the bank to add some luxury to your wardrobe. I've been fortunate to have cashmere from high-end designers as well as Marks and Spencer, and I can confirm that the high-street retailer's iterations have held up just as well (if not better) than those with plush price tags. 

Since it's too good to keep to myself, I've decided to share with you my edit of the very best Marks and Spencer cashmere jumpers—from brights to basics, crews necks to cardigans. Simply tuck them into, well, everything (satin skirts, high-waist jeans, wide-leg trousers, on your shoulders over dresses etc.) for the perfect spring ensemble. 

Shop My Edit of the Best H&M Cashmere:

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.