Introducing the best balance between staying cool and warm enough at the same time – silk cashmere combined together.
When Grana hinted that they were bringing out a new type of jumper that combined their gorgeous silk with their equally gorgeous cashmere (this was ages ago now), I knew it was something I had to try out, and this fabric has not failed me in any way.
In fact this jumper is one of the most reached for items in my wardrobe this season so far.
The oversized crew neck jumper is wide and blouse-y in the abdomen with a flattering neckline that is more boat neck (i.e. shoulder to shoulder) than crew, but the sleeves are cut very slim.
For those of you who have muscularity in their arms and forearms, you might find this design a bit restrictive. The upside of that is if I roll up the sleeves to wash the dishes, the sleeves are guaranteed to stay rolled and I don’t have to do that annoying elbow-into-waist shimmy to pull up any sagging.
It’s the little things, my friends, the little things.
Tucked in, this jumper pairs well with boot cut jeans and a high waist, looks super cute with shorts of any material or length, and can easily be worn to work as well, matched with tailored skirts or trousers. Despite the dropped shoulders, the drape of the fabric suits informal and semi-formal wear.
The slim fabric profile also means this layers well underneath thick cardigans and jumpers too, so you avoid feeling too much like a Michelin man if you need to pile on the coats and insulation during cold months.
In the summer/spring/autumn time, this great on its own. Since the percentage of silk is higher than the cashmere content, it’s still breezy enough to wear in the sun, and provides just enough warmth to shield you from a cool wind until you can find something warmer if necessary.