News Flash: Machine-Washable Cashmere Exists
It’s one of the pieces you need in your closet now
It happens every winter--you find yourself reaching for the same sweater over and over. It’s like the clothing version of your comforting bestie. Well, get ready to expand your circle with these new pieces, all in lightweight, luxurious cashmere. (We’ve even found one that’s machine-washable so you won’t have to feel lonely while it's at the dry cleaner.)
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This layer has got the warmth of Technical Cashmere--that’s designer Kit + Ace’s name for its signature viscose-and-cashmere blend which is machine washable. Make this long-sleeved T-shirt ($98) your go-to with everything from weekday skirts to weekend sweats.
Kit + Ace, 1130 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 844-548-6223 or kitandace.com
Layer this piece under a jacket or coat on really cold mornings, then peel off those outer layers as the day warms up. Just don’t wear it with sweatpants, unless you're making the Sunday morning bagel run. Get the look with Everlane’s 100 percent cashmere hoodie ($150)--since it’s a men’s cut, buy one size smaller than usual.
This versatile piece is basically the fashion equivalent of Linus’s blanket. When turned out in a lightweight cashmere knit, it works over everything from a short-sleeved tee to a thin coat. With a graphic stripe and fringe, like the version from 27 Miles Malibu ($290), it’s super fun.
Pull-on, 12-gauge cashmere knit pants that are cut straight up and down are a nice variation on the ubiquitous legging. Neiman Marcus Cashmere Collection’s lounge set ($295) comes with a coordinating top.
Neiman Marcus, 9700 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills; 310-550-5900 or neimanmarcus.com