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Cashmere - The perfect addition to your summer wardrobe

Over the years we have firmly established cashmere as the go to fibre for the colder months of Autumn + Winter due to its natural softness, cosiness and warmth. 

You may be surprised to know how easy it is to give our wonderful fibre an extended life through the hotter months due to its natural ability to keep you cool in warmer temperatures. 

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 it comes from does not overheat in the warmer temperatures. The lightness in weight makes it one of the most comfortable fibres to wear all year round.

As we head to the beach for the holiday season we don’t have to give up wearing cashmere. An oversized sweater or poncho can easily be worn over swimwear or your favourite beach slip as the sun sets.

Imagine this, you just walked in the door from a long day soaking up the sun at your favourite beach, you head to the shower to wash the salt and sand off your skin. You hop out of the shower fresh, clean and ready for your afternoon nap, only to slip into your Elle + Riley boyfriend shorts and drape one of our soft cashmere wraps over your shoulders and fall asleep in irresistibly light, breathable and silky cashmere. 

There are so many ways to add luxury lightweight cashmere into your summer wardrobe, from the pool lounger to cool summer nights and air conditioned offices you will find some of our favourite examples below.

Sienna Poncho

This poncho is the ultimate lightweight summer cover up. Combine it with a pair of linen or palazzo pants layered with our cream Nili Camisole underneath and you have an elegant look for your next sunny afternoon.

 

Boyfriend Shorts

Relaxed and comfortable these are a must have as the weather warms up. Our resort collection has the most loveable longline cashmere shorts. We love to style these with a crisp white t-shirt and a light blazer for an elevated brunch ensemble or coordinated with our Billie Boyfriend crew.

 

Izzy SS Polo top

Featuring tie front detailing with a softly structured collar and ribbed slimline fit. Style this with any of our E+R track pants or ribbed boy short, or glam it up with an elegant satin slip skirt for your next spring event and wait for the compliments to roll in.

 

Lottie Cardigan

Adorned with classic nautical stripes for the ultimate seaside mood. Throw over a summer dress or paired with your favourite linen shorts. Knitted from the finest Loro Piana cashmere, the Lottie Cardigan is available in limited quantities.