There are so many reasons why I love shopping on the high street, but finding high-quality, affordable cashmere might be the biggest one. Once only on offer in the most expensive echelons of retail, over the past few years our high-street stores have come to our side, offering well made and timeless cashmere staples for a fraction of the designer price.
Of course, being a luxury fabric, cashmere items across the high street will come in at a higher cost than their wool or cotton counterparts. But, for cashmere’s supremely soft touch, insulating qualities, and natural longevity, I always recommend integrating one or two items into your wardrobe if you can.
On Francesca Saffari: COS Chunky Pure Cashmere Crew-Neck Jumper (£200). Whilst great high street cashmere used to be a rarity, it’s now available in abundance. Our enduring favourites COS and H&M continue to expand their cashmere offerings, catering to trending colours and a variety of cuts, whilst Me+Em features cashmere throughout their collection, producing vests, trousers, hats and jumpers in the plush fabric. To help you navigate the wealth of available styles, read on to discover the high street brands our editors turn to year in year out for excellent cuts, designer-worthy quality and deeply comfortable cashmere items that are a true pleasure to wear. Keep scrolling for the best affordable cashmere on the high street.
This luxurious jumper is the perfect way to dip your toe into the espresso brown trend.
Stay cosy on the coldest of days.
This deep rust colour styles well with gold and silver jewellery.
Perfectly slouchy, you’ll be hard-pressed to find me wearing anything else this winter.
Throw over a turtleneck for a neater finish.
The lines between loungewear and actual clothes are blurred, and that’s okay.
A black turtleneck is the wardrobe staple you’ll never regret investing in.
An oversized cream jumper is a natural addition to any winter capsule wardrobe.
In my opinion, light oatmeal shades go with everything.
This structured jumper will help you feel more put-together on a cold winter day.
Knitted balaclavas are set to be a major trend this winter.
There’s nothing I’d rather wear on a slow rainy day than a slouchy cashmere hoody.
Simple grey knitwear looks so premium.
Add a flush of colour to your winter wardrobe.
Throw this over a white tee, or wear partly-unbuttoned for and effortless feel.
Marks & Spencer’s cashmere is a fashion-insider’s secret weapon.
Layer on a knitted vest for a cosy take on office styling.
Style with wool trousers and sleek kitten heel boots.
In a relaxed, sporty cut, you’ll be reaching for this knit multiple times a week.
This scarf often sells out in all the colourways.
Mushroom brown is the winter-ready colour I can’t get enough of.