Sometimes the right wardrobe basics can be the hardest pieces to find! I’ve been trying for a couple of years now to replace a very old and worn out navy v-neck cashmere sweater. How hard can it be, right? But everything I tried was either too long, or the v-neck was too deep, or the cut was too oversized, or the navy color all wrong.
(Sizes: sweater – Small, jeans – 28)
Found: an affordable cashmere v-neck sweater!
Some of you have recommended the brand Quince, so I thought I’d take a look. The cut of this $50 cashmere v-neck looked promising (set-in sleeves!!!) and the reviews were glowing. So I ordered two sizes of the Navy (small & medium) to try. (LOTS of other colors available, too.)
I’m wearing the Small here. It’s fitted but not snug. (I’m 5’1″, usually size 6 in tops.) The medium has a slightly slouchier fit. I’m still deciding between the two. If you are taller or longer-waisted, you may find this isn’t long enough for you. One of the reviews mentions that the sleeves are quite long, but I find them to be a normal length.
The cashmere is really soft and lightweight, but not flimsy. Too early to tell about how it wears (pilling, etc), but I like it well enough that I’ve just ordered a second color (to replace one in camel). Size range is XS-XL (16). Unfortunately they don’t seem to offer Plus sizes yet. Shipping and returns are free.
I’m adding this sweater to my January wardrobe capsule; look for a proper outfit post soon!
Here are a few more of their cashmere pieces, all under $100.