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.)
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