The Insider's Guide to the Chicest Cashmere on the High Street

Affordable cashmere is pretty much the holy grail of shopping. Once upon a time, the category would have been considered an oxymoron—impossible!—but the retail world has pushed forward into previously uncharted territory, and our wardrobes are thankful. It is now entirely feasible to find great, quality cashmere knits across the high street, and, unsurprisingly, once you’ve located the best of the best, you’ll discover that it doesn’t hang around for long.

For example, Boden's Crew Cashmere Cardigan, introduced in 2010 and reworked each season in new colours, is the brand’s best-selling cashmere style, with one sold every 20 minutes. Every 20 minutes, people! M&S is well-respected for its cashmere range (fashion types always buy from the men’s department and wear them big), and Uniqlo has established itself as the high-tech purveyor of the soft stuff at one of the wallet-friendliest prices around.

Scroll down to see our edit of the top high-street brands to buy affordable cashmere from.

Brittany Bathgate shows how the Arket Cashmere Roll-Neck in rust is best teamed with classic wardrobe staples. 

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A cashmere beanie will inevitably keep you warm and chic.

Layer underneath a blazer for a winter look that'll never fail.

Marks and Spencer

Pair with leather trousers and snake-print ankle boots. 

Arket

This hue works so well with pastel shades.

It's the accessory that'll go with everything in your wardrobe, never date and keep you so cosy. Sold. 

Just one of the ways Stacey Dooley is inspiring our casual winter wardrobe. 

Free People

Perfect for layering over a roll-neck jumper. 

Uniqlo

Team with cord trousers and white trainers for an easy winter outfit. 

The cold British winter wants you to invest in these. 

H&M 

Cashmere-blend outerwear always looks more premium.

Wear this under any top for winter and you'll feel so warm. Trust us: We've tried them all. 

Boden

It's the popular style Boden brings back in new colourways each year. 

Cashmere knits don't have to be plain. Opt for this striped number and you'll rely on it for so many outfits. 

Boden is the go-to for simple sweaters.