Everlane’s $100 Cashmere returned today, reinforcing the attainability of this luxury category of sweaters for those of us who don’t want to shell out $200+. They included four new styles at the $100 price point, including: a v-neck, a crew, a cropped v-neck and a cropped mock neck (in addition to two men’s styles.) They are available in several colors including stripes, and my all time favorite, donegal.
HOW I WEAR MINE
These puppies are the building blocks of my winter closet. They are soft and warm, thin enough to wear as a base layer.
About a year and a half ago I bought my first, ever, cashmere sweater. It was the donegal cropped sweater from Everlane’s winter 2016 line.
That fall I added a crewneck in camel…
…and by winter I rounded out my set with a black v-neck.
Traditionally I’ve always worn mediums in my cashmere sweaters from Everlane, and the same goes for nearly every other top I’ve ever purchased there. I’m 5’7″ / size 6 and the mediums are slightly loose. If I buy any new cashmere this winter, I might consider a small, as the proportions I’ve been wearing lately have been shifting. I’m often sporting looser bottoms and, naturally, tops with a more fitted shape seem to go best with them. I do wish Everlane would release a cute, puffed-sleeve cashmere sweater with a nice, fitted waistband. But that might just be the vintage-lover in me. I’ll be keeping an eye out for their secondary release later this week.
QUALITY + CARE
By far, the donegal cropped crewneck is my favorite of my three cashmere pullovers from Everlane. The fabric adds great texture to an outfit, and the crop hits at just the right place for me. But I also love the donegal best because it has pilled the least, or at least it hides it well. The black is hard to notice much pilling on because it’s so dark, but the camel shows it easily with its light shade. But I still love it and wear it all the time. Recently, one of my favorite ways to wear it is tucked into high-waisted jeans; it feels sort of Frenchy to me, and I love that.
I have never dry-cleaned or washed any of my cashmere sweaters. Sounds terrible, right? I make a point to always wear a thin, short sleeved tee underneath to help keep the sweater fresh. At the end of the day I drape my sweater some place where it has a chance to air out before I fold it up and put it away. Last time I wrote a blog post about cashmere you guys left amazing comments about laundering and caring for cashmere. I’m definitely going to follow some of that advice when I feel the need to wash.
Do you own any cashmere from Everlane? How is it holding up? Will you be buying any of the new $100 styles this fall?
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