So, we've been helping you keep warm this winter: We've found the best black tights, the chicest winter boots, fabulous heavy-duty winter coats, and more, but if you're looking to fight off frostbite, cashmere is your best bet. The fabric, a wool-like fiber, insulates heat with minimal bulk. So what does that mean exactly? Well, a fine cashmere sweater will do the work of a double-knit chunky style. Whether you choose to buy a pair of gloves or a dress, you'll be thankful you invested in cashmere.
1. J. Crew Collection
A cashmere dress with a structured silhouette is hard to come by—snatch this up before it sells out. It may cost a pretty penny, but it will last a lifetime.
Pick up a cashmere scarf in a neutral tone, so that it easily matches the rest of your wardrobe.
3. Jil Sander
This coat is as vibrant as it is soft. Ditch your basic black topper and make this your everyday go-to.
4. Van Elslander
This plush travel set is the ideal gift. Don't be afraid to pick up one for yourself, too.
$225 (originally $450); vanelslander.com
Uniqlo makes a variety of cashmere sweaters—from pastel pink V-necks to dark blue turtlenecks—at an affordable price point. We love this forest green style, which will work at the office and on weekends.
$50 (originally $80); uniqlo.com
6. White + Warren
These socks are thick enough to keep you warm, but not too chunky to wear with your everyday boots.
7. Kit and Ace
Keep cozy in this ultra-soft blanket wrap.
These drawstring joggers strike the perfect balance between luxe and casual. You can wear them with a pair of heels just as well as with sneakers.
Zara already offers affordable cashmere options, but this style is on sale for more than half off! We love the skinny scarf that comes with it, too.
$60 (originally $170); zara.com
10. Chinti and Parker
Zipper detailing and colorblocking with shades of pink kicks this classic gray sweater up a notch.
11. Barneys New York
The leather trim on this pair of double-faced gloves will help keep them structured, ensuring you can wear them over and over.
Because cashmere provides serious insulation, avoid overheating by going for a short-sleeved style. This silhouette is also ideal for trans-seasonal dressing.
Seek out a cashmere beanie with a fur pom pom for added flair.
14. Rag & Bone
Brighten up your winter wardobe with this cherry red sweater. We especially love the rib-knit detail on this style.