Affordable cashmere always used to be a rare and covetable find, but thankfully these days, the best cashmere jumpers come without the spending splurge. After all, there’s nothing quite as decadent as sitting at your kitchen table, working from home in an oh-so-soft cashmere knit during winter. Just ask our knitwear inspo, Kate Middleton.
We’re taking our cue from the Duchess of Cambridge, who loves to wear a stylish jumper on Zoom calls, winter walks, official engagements and off-duty moments. Kate knows the versatility of a great cashmere sweater, pairing hers effortlessly with pleated midi skirts, denim and casual trousers too.
And since it's time we added a few luxurious staples to our repertoire, we've found the best affordable women's cashmere from The Outnet to help beat the winter chill.
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Kate joined in the festive knit action earlier this week in a cosy fair isle knit cream sweater - just the thing for these chillier temperatures!
Tory Burch jumper, £84, The Outnet
Join Kate's cool Christmas jumper vibe with this Tory Burch knit, in the most festive of claret shades.
Who doesn't love a cosy knitted dress? Kate's jumper dress is a great choice for Christmas Day - cosy enough to wear on your post-turkey lunch walk too!
Iris & Ink dress, £122, The Outnet
This is a classic black knitted dress that will see through the season; wear now with thick tights or swap those for sparkly tights come Christmas day. You can even jazz it up for NYE with big, chandelier earrings or add an embellished belt a la Kate.
We ADORED Kate's winter white sweater, which is a nice alternative to red this winter.
Iris & Ink cardigan, £125, The Outnet
And since cardigans are the most in demand knitwear for 2020, copy Kate's look with this Iris & Ink cardi, perfect for layering over a turtleneck or adding a silky cami underneath for a dressier day look.
A simple but stylish sky blue roll neck was the perfect warm attire for a day out at the farm for Kate and co earlier this year. The Duchess teamed hers with black skinny jeans and knee high boots - the perfect combo.
Iris & Ink cashmere turtleneck, £115, The Outnet
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This Iris & Ink turtleneck is just like Kate’s, and comes in the softer blue hue.
Glowing on a Zoom call earlier this year, Kate’s mustard yellow jumper is the sunniest knit we’ve seen her wear!
Autumn Cashmere jumper, £94, The Outnet
Add some sunshine to your style with this Autumn Cashmere jumper; the ribbed finish makes it lightweight enough to layer under a cardigan or puffa while the buttons add a little interest.
Stripes are one of our wardrobe staples, and Kate’s chic jumper was the ideal piece to pair with high-waisted trousers. In fact, she loved the look so much she’s worn the jumper on repeat - proving it’s a stylish classic.
Velvet by Graham & Spencer sweater, £70, The Outnet
Get Kate’s look with a similar striped knit, in cosy cashmere; we love the pink detailing of this Chinti and Parker sweater for a cool colour pop.
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Kate is a vision in bright red, and she bundled up against the cold in this cashmere roll-neck earlier this year.
Iris & Ink sweater, £155, The Outnet
If ever there’s a time to be wearing red, it's now. This Iris & Ink cashmere sweater is just what we need to brighten up our look for the festive season - add a pair of chunky gold hoops and high waisted jeans for a laidback luxe look, or wear with velvet cigarette pants for the chicest Christmas day look style.
We loved how Kate wore a simple black cardigan with a stunning tartan skirt back in 2018; she wore the outfit to a Christmas party at Kensington Palace.
Enza Costa cashmere cardigan, £98, The Outnet
This cashmere cardigan is something you’ll wear again and again. Try layering over a metallic knit vest for the best Zoom party outfit.
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Although technically not a blouse like Kate’s, we’re all for wearing rainbow colours and think Kate would whole-heartedly approve of this super colourful cashmere knit.
Kate's snow bunny look is her cutest to date! She wrapped up against the snow in Norway in 2018 with a fitted puffa and most adorable pom-pom topped beanie.
Karl Donoghue beanie, £44, The Outnet
You can't beat a beanie for those super chilly days, and this cashmere hat is the ultimate in luxury - even if you're just wearing it on the school run.
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