Watch as President Catherine Morrissey breaks down why these Essentials are the ones to own.

1. Essential Cashmere Shrunken Crewneck

Yes, the Shrunken Crewneck is the byproduct of our desire to create a leaner (but no less flattering) version of our Essential Crewneck. But the waist-shaping fit stands on its own—an Essential that makes a great partner to denim and skirts alike.

2. Essential Cashmere Crewneck

We like to think of the Crewneck as the closet workhorse that will take you from lounging around the house to navigating a jam-packed social calendar. Consider it a fail-safe option when you can’t decipher the dress code—with its finely ribbed trims and straight fit, it’s as versatile as it is well crafted.

3. Essential Cashmere V Neck 

When it comes to showing off that favorite necklace, no other Essential will do. The V Neck’s wide neckline with ribbed trim frames the collarbone nicely, while the gently tapered silhouette will make you look polished and put together even while you WFH.

4. Essential Cashmere Trapeze Cardigan

There’s a reason the Trapeze Cardigan has been unchanged over the course of its 20+ years as a White + Warren Essential. Delicate and airy, drapey in fit and fingertip-grazing in length, the Trapeze Cardigan is as universally flattering as it gets.

5. Essential Cashmere Mini Trapeze Cardigan

We’ve previously described the Mini Trapeze Cardigan as “small but mighty.” In truth, it’s much more than that. Yes, it’s cut for a shorter length with the same silhouette as the original, but it’ll be the first Essential you'll reach for when you’re wearing a long dress or high-waisted pant.

6. Essential Cashmere Cropped Trapeze Cardigan 

A true test of a timeless piece of clothing is whether you can see yourself wearing it in 10 years’ time. We’ve perfected the idea of the timeless Trapeze Cardigan (see above), which is why we’re pretty confident that our Cropped Trapeze Cardigan—the same beloved silhouette, but with a cropped hem—will follow suit.

The key to a lasting wardrobe is all in the mix. Our Essentials collection also includes seasonal sweaters such as the Essential Cashmere Turtleneck and the Essential Cashmere Tee that always work on their own, but get more interesting with every layer. Let these Essentials inspire your day-to-day dressing for the months ahead.

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