Dad loved his cashmere sweaters. He had four or five that were his favorites, and he wore them all. The. Time. He loved how soft they were, and he was willing to spend more for higher quality given how much he wore them. They lasted for YEARS. When I picture my dad, he’s wearing one of his cashmere sweaters. Mom has a favorite that she wears in the mornings as a robe, and she gave one to both Shana and I. I grab mine when I want something soft and comfy and warm . . . or anytime I’m missing him, really. I wore it around the house all the time, but I wanted to come up with a way to wear it outside of the house that didn’t look like I was running around in baggy pjs. Here’s what I came up with.

How to Make His Sweater Work for You

Whether you have a dad’s, hubby’s or son’s closet you can raid, men’s sweaters have that perfectly slouchy, oversized fit perfect for layering over boots and leggings. I wanted to come up with something a little more interesting, though, so I grabbed my favorite slip dress, added some fun patterned tights, and finished with over-the-knee boots and a moto jacket. It was comfortable enough to wear all day and dressy enough to wear on date night. (And now I’m thinking I’m going to have to buy Zack some cashmere sweaters—to borrow, of course.)  

Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish. Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish. Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish.Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish. Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish. Ahhh...a soft, oversized cashmere sweater, just like Dad used to wear. Second-hand, it's a sustainable choice & overall, it's cozy & stylish.

sweater | dress | jacket | tights | boots | earrings (similar) | bag (similar)| ring

According to Good On You, the most ethical way to do cashmere is to get it second-hand (recycled, upcycled or vintage), OR to take note of how the cashmere is sourced based on the brand’s transparency and sourcing. Cashmere is biodegradable, but can have negative social and environmental consequences. If you’re on the earth-friendlier path, but don’t have a cashmere sweater to nab from a loved-one, we put added a few eco-friendly options in below.

The Best Cashmere Sweaters to Gift Him (& Borrow)


 

Add a Dress

(This dress is perfect for plus sizes!)


 

+ Fun Tights 


 

XOXO,

Scotti

4 COMMENTS

  1. Oh I love this outfit so much! I think the bag is a really important part of the combo and keeps it looking very fresh. Alas my husband’s cashmere isn’t oversized on me. He only wears one size bigger than me.

  2. I love that you are featuring Naadam. I purchased one of their sweaters for the first time last year and I love it. It would be really cool to see TME do an article on them…just saying 🙂

  3. Talk to me about the boots please! Do they fall down? I have the hardest time with over the knee boots. I have super thin legs and don’t necessarily want to spend a fortune. Would love if these boots worked for me.

  4. I’ve never seen J Crew cashmere on sale. It’s excluded from all their promotions and they only ever drop the price of a few odd colors by a tiny amount!

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