It's Time for Cashmere
Golden Fleece: It’s time to stock up on luxurious cashmere — from cozy blankets to classic sweaters
Autumn Cashmere Relaxed Fit Sweatshirt: A classic sweatshirt silhouette gets a luxe update in super-soft cashmere and of-the-moment mint. $281, at Rear Ends, West Bloomfield Township; 248-626-4333.
Henri Bendel Striped Cashmere Blanket: Henri Bendel’s cozy cover adds an extra layer of warmth on chilly flights, crisp fall football games, or evenings beside the fire. $398, at Henri Bendel, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-816-2021; henribendel.com.
T. Babaton for Aritzia Gene Cashmere Sweater: Cool colorblocking, slim sleeves, and a rolled-edge neckline make this cashmere-wool blend sweater an instant wardrobe favorite. $125, at Aritzia, Somerset Collection North, Troy; 248-458-0955; aritzia.com.
Souchi Charlize Cashmere Mock-Neck Sweater: Long and lean, Souchi’s mock-neck sweater is suitable for nights on the town or lazy days at home. (Style tip: Pair it with skinny leather pants and a stack of bracelets.) $640, at SHE, Bloomfield Hills; 248-594-8181; shebloomfield.com.
The Laundress Cashmere Care Essentials: Cashmere Brush, $60, at thelaundress.com.
The Laundress Cashmere Care Essentials: Wool & Cashmere Shampoo, $19, and Sweater Comb, $18, both at thelaundress.com.
J. Crew Cashmere-lined Leather Gloves: Nothing keeps hands warmer — or more chic — than J. Crew’s Italian-crafted leather gloves lined with sumptuous cashmere. $118, at J. Crew stores; 800-562-0258; jcrew.com.
Queene and Belle Cashmere Cardigan: A quintessential layering piece, Queene and Belle’s cashmere cardigan looks equally stylish with jeans or a cocktail dress. $980, at Tender, Birmingham; 248-258-0212; tenderbirmingham.com.
Caring for Cashmere
Sharon Eisenshtadt, owner of SHE in Bloomfield Hills, shares these tips for wearing and caring for cashmere:
1. Hand-washing cashmere using a mild detergent and cold water will make it softer.
2. Don’t hang a sweater. It will lose its shape, and hanger stretch marks can be permanent.
3. Use a sweater comb to remove pilling.
4. Cashmere is a luxe, natural fiber that’s not meant to be saved for special occasions. It can work with anything from denim to cocktail and can be worn year-round.