The unfortunate thing about the weather turning decidedly chillier is my aversion to coats. I love them, but don’t particularly like wearing them, I rush about far too much, then feel hot and sticky and end up carrying them in all weathers. But with a two year old that would be happy to live in the park or garden, there wasn’t much hope of avoiding that wrapped up feeling…until I was contacted by Pure Collection.
For those unaware of the brand, Pure Collection produce some of the most stylish, covetable Cashmere items on the market. These are super luxury items, but keying into the trends in terms of colour, shape and style. From boyfriend cardigans to over size jumpers and the sleekest of knitted dresses, Pure Collection ensures that all your Cashmere needs are catered for.
So when Pure Collection asked me if I would be interested in test driving an item, I arrived at their website quicker than you could say the word CASHMERE. I was interested to see if premium cashmere items differed from the versions you can now get from supermarket chains and budget stores. I also wanted to see if they could solve my winter warmth dilemma.
I chose a fabulous knitted cape (£199) and opted for the soft butterscotch shade, although I was sorely tempted by the charcoal version. This cape looked fabulous on the model in the publicity picture, worn with jeans and a long sleeved top, the sort of look I often adopt for everyday wear. I also loved the stylish collar stopped the cape from appearing blanket like, and the fact that the arms were actually free rather than stuck in holes that restrict movement.
The cape arrived in glossy red packaging and tissue paper, making it a perfect Christmas gift, and was absolutely beautiful. The colour was really buttery, and the cashmere was just so soft that you have to resist the temptation to stroke it. An upcoming weekend in Wales was the perfect opportunity to give the cape a real test drive, how would it fare in real cold conditions in the heart of Snowdonia?
The answer is perfectly. From cuddling up on a blistering cold afternoon when it felt like I had my very own blanket, to popping over a pair of leggings and boots for a trip to the shops, this was perfect attire. In addition, those slits for the arms made it really easy to push Baba’s pushchair without that usual straight jacket poncho feeling. Unlike supermarket Cashmere,there was no sign of bobbling after a few wears, this piece had longevity stamped all over it. And it just feels so glamorous and luxurious, you really don’t want to take it off.
This is just the perfect winter warmer from Pure Collection, one which anyone would be lucky to find in their stocking.
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