Fashion People Have Been Wearing This Knit for 3 Years—It's Still the One


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Fashion people have been obsessed with Khaite’s knitwear for years now. Ever since Katie Holmes stepped out in that two-piece bradigan in 2019 and put the New York–based brand well and truly on our radar, its cosy styles have been top of every editor’s, influencer’s and celebrity’s wish list. The knit bra (unsurprisingly) didn’t have quite as much staying power. But the cardigan that Holmes was spotted in is a different story. 

There’s only a handful of pieces we would throw around the word "iconic” for in fashion—think a Burberry trench or Max Mara’s camel coats, perhaps an Hermès Birkin. But Khaite’s Scarlet cardigan is very close to reaching such heights in the world of luxury knitwear. Three years on and the knit is still selling out and still as chic as ever, and the most stylish people we know are still buying it. (Lucy Williams only recently caved.)


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Katie Holmes made the cardigan go viral when she first stepped out in it in 2019. 


If not yet iconic, Khaite's cardigan has certainly proven its status as a timeless classic, which is why we’re only just spotlighting this knit now—because it’s expensive sitting at around £1800. We needed proof that the investment was going to be worth it. As well as standing the test of time and being certain the knit isn’t just a flash-in-the-pan cult piece, there’s also the quality to consider. It is made from the finest Mongolian cashmere, specifically chosen for its softness, according to Net-a-Porter. And we’ve also heard from first-hand reviews that it lasts well with care. 

A serious investment it might be, but this is undoubtedly a piece you’ll cherish in your wardrobe for a very, very long time. Although stock is hard to track down, I’ve scoured the internet to find some for you. Keep scrolling and you’ll find links to shop Khaite’s Scarlet cardigan in a variety of beautiful neutral colours, as well as the brand’s newer versions (including the round-necked Caro and longer-line Lucy). Still not within budget? I’ve added some very similar, more affordable options below, too.


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Aïda looks so cosy in the matching set. 


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Lucy finally caved and just bought "the cardigan to end all cardigans" as she called it. 


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We love this relaxed styling. 


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It works well with a bump too!

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.