The Best Cashmere-Wool Sweater To Pull Together Any Outfit (It’s Machine Washable, Too)


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My favorite way to pull an outfit together right now is with a long statement layer, such as a full length coat or a long wrap sweater

You can wear almost anything underneath it (say, oh I don’t know, like your coziest, most-worn loungewear??) and you’ll look completely put together for anything, from running errands or having guests pop over. 

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Sweater (M) | Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

Athleta’s Alpine Spirit Wrap is my latest greatest find for doing just this kind of magic trick with my outfits. 

The Perfect Winter Layer: Athleta’s Alpine Spirit Wrap

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The long sweater is made from the coziest combo of cashmere and wool. It’s thick and structured, yet not at all heavy like I originally thought it would be. 

And the best part is that it’s completely machine washable.

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Sweater (M) | Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

Truthfully, it was the stunning Toasted Brown shade that initially drew me in while perusing Athleta’s website (I’m a sucker for a good color), but the incredible practicality of the wrap was priceless once I had it in my hands.

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Sweater (M) | Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

This wrap is that wardrobe staple I feel like I always crave the most, in any stage of life. It’s the top layer that pulls my whole outfit together for dinner, the life-saving comfort piece for long travel days, and the ideal warm solution I’m always needing when sitting in front of my computer.

It’s the perfect weight and warmth for me to use as a jacket in mild San Diego winters, but the wrap would be especially amazing underneath a long puffer jacket for those never-ending blustery winter days up north (how I WISH I had this years ago in Michigan). 

I’ve been throwing the Alpine Spirit Wrap over my go-to Elation Split Flare Pants. I bought these last year and they’ve been on constant rotation since then. 

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Sweater (M) | Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

The Elation line by Athleta, as a whole, is incomparable. The fabric is perfectly soft and buttery, yet compressive enough to feel hugged and held in. I can take their Elation leggings on long runs without having to tug on them, and I wear the Split Flare Pants to the park, on dates with my husband, and anywhere else in between. Seriously, if you haven’t tried anything with this material, take this as your sign to do so.

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Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

I topped this whole look with another favorite piece of mine, Athleta’s Cool Down Top

The Cool Down Top is my workout’s VERY best friend. I’ll often wear it during my entire pilates living room workout, but it would be glorious to throw on after a gym session before you head to the car. 

But, uh, it’s kind of epic for just an everyday top, too. 

The material of Athleta’s Cool Down Top is so glorious, it’s actually kind of hard to describe. Cooling to the touch, the top is extremely lightweight and ultra soft. One brush of this on your skin and you’ll realize you will be wearing it for MANY more occasions than just working out.

Top (M) | Pants (M Tall)

Of course, it has all the amazing bells and whistles, too: sweat wicking, antimicrobial (aka, no stink), breathable, quick-drying, and even built in sun protection.

Naturally, my favorite aspects are the styling details – the wide neckline is feminine and beautiful, and the cropped drawstring waist is the perfect match to every high waisted pant. You truly can’t go wrong with this piece, and I’m thinking the 300+ 5 star reviews would agree with me!


Thank you so much to Athleta for sponsoring this post! Your workout and loungewear pieces have continued to blow me away, and I swear every piece I try becomes the new favorite of my wardrobe. And thank you to our readers for your continued support!! Love you guys!!

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