Now that we're half way through October, a distinct chill has entered the air, the central heating is back on and our wardrobes are having to move with the season.
In our case (not least because we live in Scotland which is consistently colder than southern parts) the lightweight frocks, blouses and skirts have given way to an autumn / winter wardrobe of wool skirts, sweaters and jumper dresses, knee length boots and our hardy perennial faux fur coat.
As the nights draw in and the C word (which we promise not to mention at least until the clocks change) looms, with all its accompanying expense and stress that none of us can really afford, it's time to warm up our wardrobes with a few carefully chosen classic pieces to see us through to next spring.
We always have a couple of cashmere jumpers to hand, which we team with wool skirts, trousers or jeans, and we often accessorise them with scarves and brooches. Our two particular favourites, which we wear constantly (and which, lovingly hand washed, come up as good as new every time) are an Autograph black cashmere roll neck jumper, which goes with anything, and a raspberry cashmere sweater which brightens up the dullest of days. But we are also tempted this autumn by some of the jazzier colours and patterns that make a bit more of a statement.
As green fans, we are rather taken with this lime green striped jumper in 100% cashmere and and the one below with its more subtle pattern (and long sleeves!)
For the classic woman, this vintage Jaeger cashmere sweater strikes just the right note.
Or how about this super soft and super snuggly Oasis grey and blue striped cashmere jumper with cute off-centre pussy bow? It looks great with jeans, but would also bring a smart grey business suit to life.
We also have a selection of go-with-anything cashmere jumpers and cardigans in plain colours to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.
This Florence & Fred shawl collar red cashmere cardigan is a perfect wardrobe staple. A black pencil skirt would be our choice of accompaniment if it fitted us!
And finally, vintage Munrospun honeysuckle cashmere - just too small for us, sadly.
All preloved and waiting to be reloved! Why not cosy up to cashmere this winter and enjoy a touch of luxury at a fraction of the original price?