Cashmere; the wardrobe essential

grana cashmere review
grana cashmere review
grana cashmere review

outfit one; Grana cashmere v-neck sweater, J Brand white skinny jeans, Charlotte Olympia virgo flats, Proenza Schouler PS11 satchel, Mejuri necklace
outfit two; Grana cashmere sweater, Grana button up denim skirt

If there’s one thing that I’m all about, it’s cashmere. It forms a major backbone of my year round wardrobe, and is one of the key pieces that I feel is 100% worth investing in; it’s a little slice of luxury, and if you grab a simple oversized v-neck sweater, or a neutral-hued crew jersey, you really can’t go wrong.

We might be coming into summer here, but two of my latest cashmere additions – and admittedly two of my new favourites – have to be these two beauties from Grana. Perfectly oversized, and made from supersoft cashmere, these have been my new best friend when it comes to those balmy summer evenings that invite a cool breeze, not to mention that they’ve been the ideal companion for when the office air con gets a tad too icy.

I’m all about the simple styling – classic is best – so I’ll usually pair my cashmere with some denim, or a luxe-looking lace pencil skirt when I’m in the office. For those of you in the northern hemisphere, I’ve shared three of my favourite ways to wear a cashmere sweater over on my YouTube channel – click here to check them out.

PS. Don’t forget that you can get 10% off your order at Grana using the code JAMIExGRANA; personally, I’ve been eying up just about everything available in the new vibrant ‘Rio Red’ hue – talk about festive!

12 Comments

  1. whenEver December 5, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    You are such a shopaholic. No wonder you gave up capsule wardrobe and have been buying boatloads of stuff. The irony of it all : you were giving advice on capsules a few months ago.

    • jamie-lee December 6, 2016 / 7:39 am

      Thanks for your comment – actually, I haven’t been shopping much at all. I’ve actually been very fortunate to work with a number of brands that I love which is why you’ve seen some new things on my blog and on my YouTube channel. Overall, I’m still wearing the same things day in an day out, and I’ve got no desire to go out and buy the world like I used to (and am actually saving a LOT more these days). The capsule wardrobe was an experiment for me and I found that it really benefitted me in so many ways, which is something I talked about when I gave it up.

  2. Mady December 5, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Hi Jamie, how do you find these compare to Everlane cashmere?

    • jamie-lee December 6, 2016 / 7:36 am

      The quality is very nice but they aren’t quite as soft as the Everlane cashmere sweaters, but what they do have is very thick double lined cuffs and detail around the collar which I think is very nice. I haven’t had these as long so I can’t really comment on how they wear but personally I think it’s great value for money! 🙂

  3. Claudia Borrell December 7, 2016 / 5:59 am

    Just received my Grana v neck in navy and I’m so happy with it! Thanks for the link!

    Claudia

    • jamie-lee December 7, 2016 / 7:50 am

      YAY! So glad to hear it 🙂

  4. Karline December 14, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Do you throw your Everlane cashmeres in the wash or dryclean them?

    • jamie-lee December 14, 2016 / 9:32 pm

      I either hand wash them or pop into a delicates bag in the washing machine on a cold cycle. Hand washing is best (or dry-cleaning – just not too often!) x

  5. Mon May 25, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Hello! Love your blog! I stumbled on it when I was looking for reviews on Grana and Everlane.

    I’m trying to decide whether the admin required to care for cashmere versus merino wool (which I just throw in the washing machine on a delicate cycle and which comes out great every time) is worth it. Unless I wear an undershirt which often isn’t practical with a v neck, I need to wash sweaters after each wear.

    Just wondering what you think and how the Grana sweaters have held up since this review? Bummer that there’s no free shipping to Aus with Everlane!

    🙂

    • jamie-lee July 9, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Hey Mon, I’m SO SO SO SO SO sorry for the delay in responding to you. I must have completely missed your comment and clearly I haven’t been doing the best job on keeping on top of all my socials!!

      So.. with my cashmere, I pop it in a delicates bag on a cold gentle cycle and then lay flat (as much as possible) to dry. Alternatively, I will occasionally lightly hand wash, roll up in a towel (after which I stomp on the towel to get out excess moisture… it’s as un lady like as it sounds LOL!) and then lay flat again, to dry.

      Mine have held up so well, from both Everlane and Grana. I have only washed one of my Grana cashmere sweaters so far and it came out perfect. I did a full Grana review on my YouTube channel if you haven’t seen that yet, and apologies again for taking so long to get back to you xx

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