We Tried the Internet-Famous $50 Cashmere Sweater

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The $50 Cashmere Sweater Our Staff Lovesquince

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When it comes to spring sweaters, there's no material more luxurious and layerable than cashmere. Lightweight and soft against the skin, the natural material is an essential building block of any spring wardrobe.

While the premium fabric typically comes with a hefty price tag attached, there's no need to spend half a paycheck on a luxury knitwear piece or settle for a synthetic alternative that's nowhere near as soft as the real thing. Our (not-so-secret) staff secret? The $50 cashmere sweater from Quince.

With an array of necklines, fits and color options to choose from (in both men's and women's sizes), the team frequently sports some version of the $50 sweater, myself included. My trusty black cashmere sweater from Quince is a go-to on meeting-filled days when I want to feel comfy and look chic. It's as easy-going as any sweatshirt without being too bulky to layer under blazers or tuck into trousers.

"I love how breathable it is," says Hannah Jones, commerce editor. "It’s so nice to have a lightweight layer that’s cozy but also works well in an office that keeps the heat blazing during the day. I feel like it gives an effortlessly polished look with minimalist jewelry and a pair of jeans—very Coastal Grandma chic."

These $50 crewneck and v-neck styles aren't the only Quince cashmere sweaters our editor—and the brand's army of social media fans—can't get enough of. With a medley of must-have pullovers, cardigans, tees, and tanks priced under $100, there will be no shortage of affordable, Grade-A cashmere in the office this spring.

"I’m trying to revamp my wardrobe by moving away from trendy fast fashion to instead favor higher-quality basics that will last without breaking the bank. Quince is perfect for that," says Mackenzie Dunn, home and lifestyle commerce manager, who owns the brand's Mongolian Cashmere Polo Sweater. "Soft and cozy, yet not too hot. The relaxed fit goes will everything from mini skirts to jeans. It’s a really nice layering piece in the colder months and transitions into the perfect basic for spring thanks to the in-between weight."

Quince cashmere sweaters are a hit with men around the office too. Heath Owens, senior commerce editor, says his black Quarter-Zip Sweater is one of the most versatile pieces in his wardrobe. "It's the just-right weight. It's not heavy at all, but it doesn't feel too thin or delicate either— and it definitely keeps me warm. I get wear out of it through fall, winter and spring," he says. "The quarter-zip is a bit more casual than a crew, but it can easily be dressed up with a good pair of pants to look pulled together with minimal effort."

With so many affordable cashmere sweaters to choose from, why settle for just one? Your future self with thank you for stocking up on a few editor-approved pieces you can wear all season, every season.

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