This post is in collaboration with Garnet Hill.
While I was planning my winter capsule wardrobe, the team at Garnet Hill contacted me to see if I’d be interested in styling some of their cashmere pieces for winter. Of course the answer was yes – cashmere is a beautiful fiber that makes a great addition to any classic capsule wardrobe!
Garnet Hill was founded in New Hampshire in 1976, as America’s first natural fibers catalog company and a purveyor of English flannel. In 1994, organic cotton clothing was introduced to their line, and since then, Garnet Hill has remained committed to responsible sourcing, natural fibers and sustainability.
Garnet Hill cashmere is made from the fine undercoat of Kashmir goats. The brand sources its cashmere through long-term relationships with multi-generational family farms in Inner Mongolia, where changeable weather has evolved goats to have longer and softer fibers. Those fibers are harvested once each year in the spring, typically combed by hand. The farms they work with never crossbreed their goats for higher yields, as some farms do. All-in-all, this produces high-quality, soft, and responsible cashmere. When it comes to assembling their sweaters, the seams are linked by hand and manufacturing takes place in a facility run on solar power.
My prior experience with Garnet Hill was based solely knowing it as a catalog and QVC brand, so their commitment to sustainability wasn’t something I was aware of until taking a deeper dive into their history and practices when I was approached for a collaboration. I am also impressed by the classic, yet on-trend, designs of their cashmere this season. It was exciting to find a cashmere polo that feels of-the-moment but will stand the test of time.
For the office
I love this cashmere polo styled with black ponte pants, knee high boots and a leather tote. It’s giving ’90s, but in a way that feels fresh and sleek. This sweater is also so comfortable – soft and warm, yet lightweight.
For a dinner party
I’m in my 30s now, so dinner parties are something I always want to go to. I think it comes with the software update when you turn 30 (ha!).
I love a monochromatic look; it always looks elegant and timeless. I’m not one to shy away from all-ecru outfits for any occasion, but you might want to stick with the white wine for this one. That said, this sweater can be hand-washed at home, or dry cleaned.
For the weekend
And of course, living in Connecticut means I need to be ready to style all my pieces for a New England winter.
Combat boots and straight-leg jeans are warm and comfortable for these below-freezing days! Adding a cashmere coat ties it all together in a way that feels classic.
Here are a few of my other Garnet Hill Cashmere picks:
Which way is your favorite? I love the office look, and I think I’d wear it to any of these occasions! But the weekend look is definitely practical and comfortable.