Cashmere – women love it! Whether it’s a cashmere jumper, cashmere cardigan or a cashmere coat, it’s like putting on a soft, rich fabric that caresses the skin, making you feel glamorous.

Every woman wants to own at least one good cashmere jumper or cardigan for those occasions when she needs to feel special. Wearing cashmere can lift you up when you’re feeling down and make you feel beautiful and desirable when minutes before you felt plain and dowdy.

Taking Care of Cashmere

There are so many benefits to wearing cashmere besides just the fantastic look and feel of the fabric. Cashmere keeps you warm on the coldest of days while still being a lightweight fabric. Heavy wool sweaters are warm, but they are also bulky and can take up a lot of storage room. Cashmere folds nicely, with very little space needed; though to maintain their shape, it always best to fold your cashmere tops in a door rather than hang them in the wardrobe.

As with many any delicate fabric, it is important to take proper care of cashmere so it will last for many years to come. Since cashmere is made of delicate goat hair fibres it should either be dry cleaned or hand washed; and actually hand washing a cashmere top will make it feel even softer!

To hand wash cashmere safely, you need to use a very mild detergent or baby shampoo. When finished, do not wring it out but lay it flat down on a towel and you can reshape it as it is drying. To get rid of excess moisture, before laying it flat, you can use a large salad spinner to spin off the water which will also help to speed up drying time.

However, it’s far more practical to invest in items that come in a cashmere mix, like the range offered this Autumn by Goose Island as they are then machine washable.

Cashmere Ponchos, Jumpers & Cardigans

Cashmere ponchos are also a great addition to any woman’s wardrobe; they not only serve as a lightweight coat but are also a great option to cover up your bumpy and lumpy bits. This cashmere button poncho from Goose Island has a flattering asymmetrical shape with an attractive cowl neck. It is available in a variety of this autumn’s most popular colours including dark grey and navy.

Cashmere is such a versatile option when it comes to dressing an outfit up or down.   Whether you are opting for a tunic style or a cashmere jumper with pockets for example, they can be paired with leggings or jeans for a casual look or with smart black trousers or a pencil skirt for a more formal feel.

Cashmere also looks great in any colour so whether you like pastel shades or darker colours, cashmere jumpers, cardigans or coats will always be that indispensable Autumn addition that you will want to wear time and time again. This attractive and loose fitting cashmere cardigan from Goose Island is ideal for that tricky between season time when the summer months are turning to chillier autumn temperatures.

For more ideas on stunning cashmere fashions this Autumn, visit the new cashmere collection on the Goose Island website – Click Here.

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