OUTFIT DETAILSStriped Cashmere Sweater (similar here), Wool Blazer (comes in other colors), Dark Denim,
Black Heels (use code HKCung60 for $60 off), Sunglasses, Chanel Bag (similar)
Cashmere is easily my favorite winter fabric. It’s warm, it’s soft and it’s a luxurious go-to when temperatures get below 50 degrees to me. To me, it’s the equivalent of a white t-shirt for fall and winter. If I don’t know what to wear, I start with a cashmere sweater as my base and go from there. This also applies to workwear, too. How to style a cashmere sweater for work doesn’t have to be hard. But, you’ll need to start with a good cashmere sweater. Something that will last years, not just a few seasons. Where do I buy my cashmere? There are a handful I love but in this post, I’m wearing a striped cashmere sweater from State Cashmere.
I’ve been loving State Cashmere recently. They get their cashmere from happy, healthy Mongolian goats. Plus, they cut out the middle man, so you can get cashmere without the markups.
LAYER WITH A BLAZER
Remember what I said in this blog post about brown blazers? They are truly a classic item and if you invest in a great wool one, you’ll have it for the rest of your life. Utilizing a wool blazer is one of my favorite ways to style your cashmere sweater for work. In the winter when it’s chilly, throwing a wool blazer over a cashmere sweater not only creates a professional look, but keeps you very warm. Depending on the temperature, you might not even need a coat over it. I love how the black stripes really pop under this blazer. Plus, black accessories including my sunglasses, favorite patent leather heels and Chanel bag really pull the whole look together.
I’m styling with dark denim for a slightly more laid-back work environment, but if you work in a more traditional office, this look would be perfect with black work pants. These are my favorite because they’re comfortable and stretchy.
TUCKED INTO A SKIRT
Another great way to style your cashmere sweater for work is to tuck it into a skirt, especially a high-waisted one. Whether you go with a classic pencil skirt or a midi-length sweater skirt, this will create a very chic and feminine work look. Most cashmere sweaters are on the thinner side, hence why they are so popular since they are warm without the bulk. However, if you see lines when you tuck your cashmere sweater into your skirt, try these Spanx shorts. For years, I’ve been tucking troublesome tops into these shorts to keep them in place and create a seamless look.