Hello back-and-forth spring weather! Where I live, it’s been cold one day then warm the next, so I’ve been reaching for transitional outfits.
This one is perfect — a short sleeve tee underneath a loose cashmere cardigan.
The seasonal shift is upon us and warmer days are ahead — but I know I’m going to be wearing this Jenni Kayne cashmere cocoon cardigan all year round.
We so often think of cashmere as a winter thing, but since cashmere is a natural fabric, it’s breathable and it self-regulates in any temperature. It’s similar to linen or silk that way.
I found a great article on Cashmere and Cotton about this very thing:
“Cashmere is a hollow fibre much like wool, however it is a great deal finer and lighter, enabling it to balance body temperature much like it does in its natural environment, ensuring that the animal that it comes from does not overheat in the warmer temperatures. The lightness in weight makes it one of the most comfortable fibres to wear when temperatures are warm.”
Check out the whole article if you have time — it’s an interesting read!
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Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan (wearing S) | Similar for less: Quince Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan
Everlane Organic Cotton Crew Tee
Target Socks | Similar, higher quality: Merino Wool Bombas
Mejuri Thin Dome Ring Gold & Silver
Polene Numero Sept Bag | Similar: JW PEI Mini Flap Crossbody (under $90)
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Hope you’re having a nice start to the week. Take care!
Thank you for all these recent posts, Caroline. It has been such a joy to watch yout style evolve, and I feel like, especially now, you are really speaking to a common desire for comfort and ease that still looks and feels stylish and intentional. You have strongly influenced how I see and use my own clothing, and your posts have helped me to wrap my own style around me like a comforting-yet-stylish blanket. :)
You are especially rocking those Birkenstock clogs! They look fantastic on you. I know they make a similar model with a back strap–do you find walking around in your Boston clogs comfortable? Does your foot slide around at all? Thank you!
Hi Jen! Thank you for this kind comment — it truly made my day. <3 As far as the Birkenstocks go, the inside is grippy thanks to the suede upper and footbed, plus they have arch support, deep heel cups, and a toe grip in the footbed -- so I don't have any trouble with them staying on or sliding around. The adjustable strap on the top also helps -- I cinched mine down to the tightest setting, so they are nice and snug on my foot. I think you would find it totally doable. I do like that they make an option with a backstrap too -- I can imagine that would feel even more secure.
Thank you so much for the info; it is super-helpful! I always wreck my feet in the summer because it eventually gets too hot to wear boots, which is pretty much all I ever want to wear, and then I just run around barefoot or in flip-flops (add that to the growing list of things you can’t get away with when you hit 50…ugh!). Lately, taking your advice from a few years back about carrying elements from the season we most love to dress for into another season we are less enthusiastic about, I have been thinking, “Could I find something like a summer boot?…” the Birks clogs may fit the bill!
Thank you, again! Rock on! <3