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Christmas wish list: covetable cashmere

silk cashmere and tartan christmas wish list

There are somethings you never buy in the full knowledge, come the festive tidings, you'll have enough to last you the rest of the year. We're talking socks, pajamas, novelty slippers and of course, bath salts. So with all of these major bases covered, we can sit back and let our minds wander to the things we really want to be unwrapping this Christmas.

Whether you're coveting the latest coup de cœur for straight off the catwalk to instant street styling, or that perfect piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime, in the run up to Xmas we'll be highlighting our favourite lust-after pieces from stocking fillers to all out high-luxe must haves.

Each to their own, whilst some fantasize about lavish jewels and others worry if they dropped enough hints to bag themselves those Miu Miu heels they've had in their shopping cart since PFW, I myself, fantasize about the simpler things in life; specifically the investment luxuries I just have never manage to part my hard earned cash on.

That's why, this festive season I'm making a pre-January resolution to ask Santa for the finer things in life – namely this totally tonal, wear it any way you want Chinti and Parker Cashmere sweater.

Eternally caught out in the cold with not a sweater to my name, I curse my bank balance this time every year when I realize I've spent far too much on statement heels and not enough on, well, the essentials. this buttery soft beige cashmere jumper is the missing link in my confused and less than practical closet. A simple yet eternally stylish design, this fine Italian cashmere sweater with detail grey elbow patches pays homage to the micro-equestrian theme showcased by fine fashion favourites like Burberry and Alexander McQueen.

Not just functional, this muted gourmand jumper is the perfect sidekick for a far more dominant fall trend – Tartan. Worn with this Sofie D'hoore Tartan Jacquard Midi Skirt and effortlessly stylish VAUGHAN rich forest green silk shirt, this outfit ensemble is a careless whisper to fast fashion styling with a careful mix of forever staples and integrated fashion separates. A simple yet rich and ageless ensemble, pair your new winter favourite with a pair of block heel suede boots like these Gianvito Rossi Suede Ankle Boots and a luxurious yet always practical tote from Givenchy, I've had my eye on this Givenchy 'Antigona' medium virgin wool panel leather bag.

Whilst I applaud the sensible sartorial dresser that probably has an entire wardrobe resplendent in cosy contemporary casuals, I ask you this Christmas, to think about the poor dismal souls like myself that have all of the fashion flare, but none of the wardrobe know-how. The perfect luxury gift for the girl who seems to have everything, take it from a true wardrobe misfit – one can never have too much cashmere!

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