Ah, the cashmere wrap — small enough to be a scarf, large enough to be a blanket; doubles as a nifty mélange of the two. Endless ways to wear it, endless reasons to love it. The best cashmere wraps are cozy enough to take a nap in, yet chic enough to wear to dinner, striking the perfect balance between loungewear and outerwear. Made of 100% cashmere (or occasionally a cashmere blend), these pieces are the impossibly soft, effortlessly chic
capsule wardrobe staple you didn’t know you needed — and the one you won’t believe you ever lived without.
The beauty of the cashmere wrap lies in its versatility — truly, what other article of clothing could you possibly wear both to a black-tie wedding
and on an airplane? These cozy scarves are must-haves for frigid temps, of course (or for keeping at the office for those days when the air conditioning just won’t quit), but a cashmere wrap blended with silk or cotton can be a beautiful, more lightweight option for outdoor events on brisk summer evenings. Either way, you’ll revel in your wrap’s cozy factor. It’s the sophisticated older sister of the beloved childhood security blanket — and these days, who couldn’t use a bit of extra comfort?
Scroll on to shop 11 of the best cashmere wraps, all available on Amazon.
1 This Splurge-Worthy Cashmere Travel Wrap With A Cult Following
There’s a reason The Zoe Report editors repeatedly recommend this 100%
cashmere travel wrap from White + Warren. It’s an undeniably cozy investment piece that’s so chic — and so luxe. Wrap it twice around your neck to battle frigid temperatures, or drape it casually over your shoulders at the office. At 84 by 37 inches, it’s large enough to easily double as a blanket, meaning it’s perfect for those weirdly freezing plane rides (or, you know, a mid-day nap). You can find three more colors here, in addition to the shades on the page featured above. 2 A Cashmere Shawl That Will Keep You Warm All Winter
Is it just me, or does this sumptuous, oversized
cashmere shawl, with its chunky fringe trim, remind you — in the best possible way — of Lenny Kravitz’s unforgettable gigantic scarf moment of 2012? If, like Lenny, you just can’t deal with the cold, this shawl might be your savior. It comes in nine understated colors, and unlike most cashmere wraps, it’s delightfully stretchy; a function of the cashmere being knit rather than woven. One Amazon reviewer called it “one of my most important and versatile pieces,” adding that “it’s substantial and drapey without being too thick… I gave this to myself as a birthday gift and couldn’t be more pleased.” 3 This Handwoven, Raw-Edged Cashmere Shawl That Makes A Gorgeous Gift
cashmere shawl from Maya Sapana is ethically handwoven in Nepal by local artisans and features a unique raw edge that sets it apart from the rest. It comes in 10 gorgeous, vibrant shades, all of which are achieved using Swiss AZO-free dyes. In addition to its sumptuous softness and excellent quality, the sleek packaging is especially noteworthy: A premium-quality box, an informational brochure, and a pouch to store the shawl in are all included, making it a great gift option (though I can’t say I’d blame you if you wanted to keep it for yourself). 4 A Wrinkle-Resistant Cashmere Wrap That’s Perfect For Travel
If you’re under the impression that it requires effort to look elegant while traveling, this ribbed-edge
cashmere wrap is here to change all that. It’s the perfect easy-breezy piece to throw on over any ensemble — yes, even sweats — adding instant comfort, warmth, and polish. When you’re feeling a bit too toasty, just fold it up and toss it in your bag — it’s completely wrinkle-resistant. 5 This Lightweight Cashmere Shawl That’s Perfect For A Summer Wedding
cashmere shawl is warm yet lightweight; the perfect piece to drape around your shoulders during an outdoor wedding or cocktail event. But that’s not its only potential use: Thanks to its lightweight feel and longer length (it measures 80 inches long), this versatile piece can work overtime as a scarf, head wrap, travel throw, and blanket. And considering that it’s made of 100% cashmere, it’s hard to ignore that reasonable price point, too. 6 A Fringed Cashmere Stole That Comes In So Many Colors
The generous size of this 100%
cashmere stole — which comes in 18 colors — is perfect for all the aforementioned cashmere-wrap uses, and its playful fringed edges add a touch of flair. One Amazon reviewer gushed: “Super soft, not too thick… easy to carry to [the] office, and really warm.” The luscious taupe shade pictured (‘Milk Coffee’) is a fan favorite among shoppers, though multiple people mentioned purchasing more than one shade. 7 This Italian-Made Cashmere Stole That’s Just So Cozy
cashmere stole from family-owned label Dalle Piane is crafted in Prato, Italy, an area that’s legendary for its textile district, and comes in six cheerful colors that are sure to brighten up the dreariest of winter days. One Amazon reviewer commented: “it is warm yet light and feels incredibly lush,” and another wrote: “Every time I wear it someone tries to take it from me because it is so soft, cuddly, and warm!” To avoid this problem, I suggest buying one for yourself and one for a friend; should you choose to do so, a chic gift-box option is available. 8 A Cashmere-Silk Blend Scarf You’ll Wear Year-Round
Cashmere isn’t only for winter — this luscious,
cashmere-silk blend scarf from Chan Luu is so lightweight and breathable, it’s the perfect choice for those summer evenings when temperatures drop just slightly. Unlike the jacket or cardigan you’ve undoubtedly found yourself carrying around instead of wearing, it folds up small — and comes with a storage pouch — so you can toss it in your bag on the go, then slip it on when you feel a chill. Its textured edges give it a cool, unfinished look that adds a hint of edge to any look. It also doubles as a shawl — so chic for a beach bonfire or an outdoor cocktail event. 9 This Elegant, Designed-In-Paris Cashmere Wrap
Crafted from hand-combed, free-range Mongolian cashmere (read: ethically treated goats!) and designed in Paris, this timelessly elegant
wrap boasts clean, fringe-free edges and comes in an array of colors, including a navy-and-white Marinière stripe that would look right at home on the windswept beaches of Brittany, France. Multiple Amazon reviewers commented on the sophisticated way it drapes, thanks to its pitch-perfect weight — not too thick, not too airy, but just right. 10 A Cashmere-Blend Pashmina That’s Such A Steal
Cashmere can, admittedly, be pricey — so if you’re on the hunt for a more budget-friendly option, this
cashmere-blend pashmina, which comes in a whopping 20 colors, is just the ticket. Its breathable, cashmere-cotton construction makes it perfect as an extra layer on chilly summer evenings or in overly-air-conditioned spaces like offices, hotel rooms, movie theaters, and airplanes. One Amazon reviewer called it “wonderfully soft and not the least bit flimsy,” while another was especially pleased that it rolled up “smaller than a soda can” for easy storage and transportation. 11 This Travel-Friendly Cashmere Wrap With Its Very Own Storage Pouch
Pay homage to the golden era of air travel with this luxurious wrap from
Jet & Bo. It’s made from 12-gauge cashmere, a dense knit that’ll keep you toasty despite that notoriously chilly airplane air conditioning, and comes in a smart, neutral heather gray shade that’ll match with absolutely everything (you can find an equally versatile light beige shade here). Its generous size means there’s lots of room to snuggle up under (it clocks in at 80 inches long by 30 inches wide), and it comes with its own protective cotton dust bag, so you can toss it in your carry-on without worrying about damage. If you’re really wanting to go the extra mile, may I suggest this cashmere travel set from the same brand — it includes a blanket, eye mask, socks, and a carry case (that doubles as a pillowcase) for the ultimate cozy travel experience.
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