Sunday, March 19, 2017

Where and how to buy cashmere pieces.


I love fashion, but I also love comfort. When something looks pretty but doesn't feel good I won't get as much wear out of it as I would like. Maybe this is also a part of getting older.. I am slowly shifting away from fast fashion. Of course I still enjoy Zara, H&M and so on but I just don't buy as many random pieces as I did a few years ago. I try to really think about the things I buy: Do I have something similar already? Will I get the wear out of it? Can I style it with other things from my current wardrobe? Is it comfortable? and most importantly.. is the quality even worth the price tag? 



I have always thought people who buy cashmere pieces just have too much money haha. Of course, cashmere is expensive.. and when it's not it is most probably not 100% cashmere. Which of course is fine as well, if this is what you are looking for. Cashmere feels and looks beautiful but as a student, you most likely don't have the budget to buy loads of pieces at once. It is more like a process, where you invest in one or two pieces now and then.. at least this is how it is for me. So I have a few tips you should consider when building your cashmere collection:

1. Where to buy?
I personally love to buy my cashmere knits in high-quality shops, which are not necessarily big designer brands. The fabric itself is already expensive when you then have to pay for the name on top of it, it can get VERY pricey. I have recently fallen in love with Boden, where I also got the two pieces which are shown in the pictures. Here you can find the cardigan and here you will get to the jumper, which I bought a few sizes up to get a nice oversized look.

2. What to buy?
When it comes to cashmere, I like to stick to the staples. No crazy colours, no unusual cuts. You can always pair a classic cashmere cardigan with a fun and bright dress, which automatically elevates the quality of your outfit without breaking the bank.

3. Why to buy?
Cashmere is pricey, but it is worth it if you invest wisely. These pieces are much warmer, comfier, less itchy and more resilient than many wool knits. 

Let me know where you love to shop your cashmere pieces!
xx Lisa

{This post was kindly sponsored by Boden}
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  1. I believe this is a part of getting older indeed: I definitely pay more attention to quality these days that I used to! I'm loving Boden at the moment as well! Great post :)

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  2. wow love the pieces you featured. I usually get my cashmere from M&S! Sometimes their jumpers go on sale and I jump on that like a crazy lady haha

    Creepers & Cupcakes

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    1. Haha love it! I will visit them next time I am in the UK!

      xx Lisa
      lisaautumn.com

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  3. Comfort is so key! As much as I love the OTS trend, I'm so uncomfortable in them that it's just not worth it! Happy spring <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. Exactly.. when it's not comfortable then it's not worth it!

      xx Lisa

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  4. I used to have a cashmere sweater... but I think it must be packed away. Great article. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  5. So interesting! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Cashmere sweaters are one of my favorite wardrobe pieces to wear. I love being comfortable and having something to keep me warm in.

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  7. Cashmere feels so nice and I agree, best to stay with the staples. Awesome tips!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  8. Cashmere is so luxe. I don't have nearly enough injected into my wardrobe though. And I feel the same about buying pieces. Maybe it is an age thing. I don't go as crazy as I used to and I find myself leaving tags on rathe than ripping them off the moment I get home. You know, in case I find I don't like it and end up reselling hahaha. I hate wasting clothing like that. I'd rather send it to a better home than have it taking up valuable real estate

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  9. Cashmere is soooo soft ! Great choices !

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  10. I'm such a cashmere lover and this post is so helpful, thank you for sharing!

    SHAKIRA / SHAKIRA SACKS

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  11. Love cashmere, and I agree with you. Pieces like that you got to pay a little extra, for me it's worthy

    xx,

    Mani Piñeiro
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  12. I've seen so many lovely things from Boden recently. I think it's definitely worth investing more money sometimes to get better quality items x

    LuxeStyle

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    1. Yes they have the best stuff!

      xx Lisa

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  13. I think I am entering the same stage in life as well. Quality is starting to trump quantity for me now.

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  14. I just recieved a cashmere sweater as a gift, I love it! so soft and nice.

    x

    The Fashion Matters- Travel & Fashion Blog

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    1. Oh how lovely! The perfect gift!

      xx Lisa

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  15. Hi Lisa,

    I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it. I love wearing cashmere and I agree that you have to invest to get real cashmere that will last for years.
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    Miri

    New post: http://currentlywearing.com/2017/03/22/chloe-sofia-bedroom/

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    1. Aw thanks so much Miri! You are too kind!

      xx Lisa

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  16. Hi Lisa,
    I found your blog via theannaedit and I love it!. I clicked on your website simply because I love autumn/winter too!. I love buying cashmere as well, although sometimes I opt for cashmere/wool blends, as I find them a bit more easy to look after. Please try Toast.co.uk and N.Peal for lovely cashmere pieces in chic colours. Regards, Mariam

    https://booksandwool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw Mariam this is so sweet! Thank you so much you made my day :)

      xx Lisa

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  17. Nice tips. I love 100% cashmere, but it is a little more challenging to care for. I really don't like to make time to dry clean that frequently, however, having one or two in the closet to wear on days you really want to snuggle into a classic one on a chilly night out is really a nice treat for yourself. :)

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  18. Wonderful post! You have a very beautiful blog!
    www.recklessdiary.ru

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    1. Aw thank you so much Anya! So sweet!

      xx Lisa

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  19. I think quality over quantity is really important. I mean some items I will buy that are more affordable and perhaps not the best quality, but things that are simple, essentials and timeless , I always like to pick something of a high quality x

    Stacey x
    www.staceylouisewhite.co.uk

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  20. Cashmere knits feel like heaven! I'm totally like you in the sense that I love fashion, but I can't sacrifice comfort as well.

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    1. YAY so glad you think the same way!

      xx Lisa

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  21. Nice post and great idea. I think I have to practice self-control when it comes to shopping haha. However, I think I'm going to try to shop less and buy higher quality pieces.

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

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Thank you! xx