Italy Travel

Italy in Cashmere

November 30, 2016
Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere coatigan as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Cinque Terre, Italy

Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere coatigan as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Montepulciano, Italy If you guys caught my 3-week carry-on packing list to Italy, you already know all about my love of all things cashmere when travelling – specifically, White + Warren cashmere, my absolute favourite brand for this luxe fabric. I’ve been totally committed to White + Warren for years now and their classic yet design-forward (and most importantly, unbelievably soft) cashmere has been all around the world with me. Cashmere has always been an obsession of mine but finding a brand that’s simultaneously produces incredible quality while also aiming to make cashmere more accessible for more people was really the clincher in me falling totally in love.

As for my travel adventures, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you honestly can’t find a more versatile fabric than cashmere while travelling. That might come as a surprise to some people, but seriously, it’s one of the most perfect pieces for layering, it wears amazingly on repeated wears and it’s just so cozy to be layered in, which is key for logging long travel hours. But these benefits are really evident when you invest in quality, which is why I’ve been so loyal to White + Warren – literally the best cashmere around. Needless to say, with Italy I knew I’d be bouncing around between a bunch of different temps, climates and also needing to be comfortable for all said bouncing around so I made sure I had key W + W pieces to rely on for the whole trip.

Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere coatigan as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Cinque Terre, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere coatigan as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Cinque Terre, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere coatigan as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Cinque Terre, Italy This coatigan is basically my favourite thing of all time. From beating the cold of the Tuscan mountaintop village Montepulciano to cozying up against the early morning chill when we would do our early explorations of Cinque Terre, it was the piece I likely wore the most. Going in October, this was really the only other heavier piece other than my leather jacket that I packed – loved that it acted as a hybrid between outerwear and a sweater.

Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere turtleneck and White + Warren travel wrap as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Florence, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere turtleneck and White + Warren travel wrap as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Florence, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere turtleneck and White + Warren travel wrap as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Florence, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere turtleneck and White + Warren travel wrap as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Florence, Italy Turtlenecks have been trending intensely for years now and if there’s one classic piece to invest in when it comes to sweater wear, it’s a luxe cashmere turtleneck. We had the drizzliest day in Florence but we were running around all day for tours and the like, so layers (as always) were key. Layered with my perennial fave, White + Warren’s beautiful travel wraps, I was cozy for the rainy day but was able to shed easily enough when it warmed up later in the day!

Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere shirt as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Verona, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere shirt as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Verona, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere shirt as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Verona, Italy Verona was unexpectedly one of my favourite places of our whole trip and the weather totally worked to our benefit – beautiful but crisp out, a perfect fall experience in Northern Italy. It would’ve been a bit too chilly for a delicate camisole and leather jacket, but with this cashmere T-shirt (side note: what could be more luxe than creating a cashmere version out of a wardrobe’s most essential piece?) I was totally happy temperature-wise all day.

Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere flare dress as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Venice, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere flare dress as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Venice, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere flare dress as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Venice, Italy Why you should pack cashmere for travelling: White + Warren cashmere flare dress as worn by To Vogue or Bust in Venice, ItalyLast but not least, beautiful Venice! Such a dreamy place, and one that’s best explored by foot to get lost in for hours and hours. In other words, somewhere you need to be dressed for comfort, but given the beautiful setting, I definitely still wanted to feel femme and pulled-together for such a romantic locale. The flare dress is a dream – perfectly cut, so luxurious and in black, something you’ll truly wear forever (though I love the red too!).

Finally, some cashmere packing tips – try to layer up for your major transit because it’s such an easy fabric to layer and shed. I wore the pants, the shirt, the sweater, the coatigan and the travel wrap. It was the best.travel.outfit.ever. So cozy and best of all, White + Warren’s iterations of essential pieces are so stylish, the whole look is super cohesive. Anything else you’re going to pack, be sure to roll it (as I do with all my pieces when packing) – you’ll compress all the excess air and cashmere will mould to whatever else is in your suitcase!

I’ll have some exciting news about one of my key pieces, the travel wrap, coming to you tomorrow – stay tuned!

This post was created in partnership with White + Warren but all opinions are my own.

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14 Comments

  • Reply Jessica November 30, 2016 at 7:08 am

    You actually got me so interested in W + W I put their travel wrap on my Christmas list! Couldn’t believe how soft their cashmere was when I felt it in store…

    Love your outfit combos, especially the dress in Venice! Do you find that the dress and tshirt breathe easily? Thanks so much!

    • Reply Alex Grant November 30, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      Oh that’s so good to hear! They’re honestly my favourite things – PS, there will be 2 up for grabs in tomorrow’s giveaway (1 for you, 1 for a friend) if you want to add another to your collection! And yes both breathed amazingly! That’s what I love about cashmere – really adaptable and breathable for whatever the weather! xo

      • Reply Jessica December 1, 2016 at 5:05 am

        What an amazing giveaway!!! That’s part of why I love your blog: thoughtful content and generosity for your readers!

        Honestly the only hard part it deciding on colours- their neutrals are all so good! What colours did you decide on if I may ask?

        • Reply Alex Grant December 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

          That’s so sweet! Thank you so much Jessica, that means a lot! I have three colours – the flax heather, the grey heather and the twilight heather! I love them ALL but I think the flax heather has to be my favourite! I gravitate towards icier tones but I love that this shade is a neutral but warms everything up a touch 🙂

  • Reply Sara Strauss November 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    These pictures are gorgeous! As are all of your cozy and chic outfits!
    ~Sara

    • Reply Alex Grant November 30, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks love! So sweet x

  • Reply Cynthia November 30, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Beautiful photos! I also highly recommend Everlane and Grana for their cashmere – super high quality and very reasonably priced!

    • Reply Alex Grant November 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Great to know! Thanks so much Cynthia 🙂

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska November 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Great post! 🙂

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    • Reply Alex Grant November 30, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks Ewa! x

  • Reply sammy December 1, 2016 at 11:08 pm

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    • Reply Alex Grant December 2, 2016 at 10:14 am

      Thank you! x

  • Reply Rose L December 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Can you tell me what color is the travel wrap and the turtleneck combination you are wearing from White and Warren. They look great together.

    • Reply Alex Grant December 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

      Absolutely! I’m wearing the heather grey and the turtleneck is the charcoal heather! I’m currently giving away a cashmere travel wrap over on my Instagram, ends tomorrow night! xo

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