third in a series
After purchasing a white cotton button down shirt and a pair of black dress trousers, the next item with which to build your classic wardrobe is a cashmere twinset. Although the investment for a cashmere twinset is pricey, be assured it is an investment worth making. A cashmere twinset can be worn with skirts, trousers, and jeans. In addition, the inner top can be worn with a blazer for an entirely different look. Also, keep in mind that a twinset made out of cashmere makes a classic statement of simple elegance. In a class of its own, it easily outshines twinsets made from less expensive materials. In fact, because of the quality of a cashmere twinset, it can go the distance from day to night by dressing it up with a strand of pearls or beads. As an added bonus, since cashmere is an all-season material it can be worn year around. In the summer the cashmere lets your skin breathe and in the winter it insulates your skin against the cold.
What You Need to Know
- Choose a classic neckline — either a v-neck, crew neck, or turtleneck
- Do not restrict your choices to neutrals. Remember that twinsets in pink and purple go well with black, blue, and grey; yellow goes nicely with black, blue, and brown (if it is in a color you really like, you will wear it more often).
- Avoid a baggy fit. Make sure shoulder seams lie flat.
- Do not dry clean cashmere. The cleaning fluids dry out the fibers, instead hand wash the twinset in cold water with baby shampoo and dry flat.
- In between washings, lay the pieces over a plastic chair or sweater rack overnight so they can air out.
Cashmere Shell at J. Crew
Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater at J. Crew
Pringle of Scotland from the Archive Collection
Pringle of Scotland
Weekend by MAXMARA at Matches
(other posts in the series “Building A Classic Wardrobe One Piece at a Time — The White Button Down Shirt, The Dress Slacks,The Black Skirt, The Black Tweed Blazer , The Sleeveless Black Dress,The Nude Pump, and The Nude Purse)