We launched our Essential Collection in 2014 to give you the wardrobe staples we all need year-round. We distilled each classic shape to its essence, obsessing over every detail of the fit, neckline, length and shape. The Essentials represent the perfected version of the timeless silhouettes you love in a mix of evergreen neutrals and on-trend pops of color, including exclusive shades and patterns you can find only on whiteandwarren.com. Whether you need the perfect black Cashmere Crewneck sweater or a more daring print to pair with neutral pants, the Essentials Collection is the building blocks of your sweater wardrobe. Read on to find out more about what makes each style so special—and so necessary. 


The Essential Cashmere Crewneck Cardigan is the slimmest fitting of all the cardigans in our Essential Collection. Its neckline is a perfect complement for dresses or roundneck blouses, and the bracelet length sleeves are shorter than those of our other Essential cardigans. This classic cardigan is an ideal second layer for dresses with its just-below-the-natural-waist length. This style runs true to size, but you can size up for a looser, slouchier fit.


This is one boyfriend worth committing to. Our Essential Boyfriend Cardigan offers all the ease and comfort you could want in the ultimate cozy knit. This cardigan is right in the middle of the three Essential cardigans in terms of fit and length, ending just below the hip with a straight, slim fit. The front patch pockets and fine rib trim add thoughtful details to the classic shape, while the deep V neckline is subtly sexy. Our design team loves this style paired with the unexpected, like a slinky slip dress, but it’s just as wonderful with your favorite leggings and sneakers.


The Essential Cashmere Trapeze Cardigan is the longest and the loosest of all the Essential cardigans, with no front closure. The mid-thigh style drapes beautifully from the shoulder with long sleeves that can easily be pushed up. This swing shape works on almost every body type and is perfect for tossing over a sheath dress, jeans, or anything else, really.


Meet our Essential Cashmere Crewneck: the perfect rounded-neck, long sleeve pullover sweater. The neckline is wide enough that you can still pair it with a killer necklace, but still true to a classic crewneck shape. The silhouette of the sweater is semi-fitted so there’s room for layering, but you would need to size up if you want an oversized fit as this style runs true to size. The sweater hits mid-hip on most women, which allows for the flexibility of tucking it into a higher waistband or letting it drape over your favorite jeans. Watch our fun video on how to style it seven different ways!


We recently revamped our Essential Cashmere V Neck to be slouchier, sexier and easier than ever. We made the V a little wider to show off your collarbone, added a drop shoulder, and made the overall fit a little looser. This sweater is amazingly versatile, going easily from a date night out to a casual weekend when layered over your favorite tee. The long arms end in ribbed trim, which can be folded back for more petite frames. The sweater hits at hip-length and can be easily bloused over for a roomier feel. This style runs true to size.


The Essential Cashmere Sweatshirt is the ultimate in low-key luxury. The long-sleeve sweater features an open crewneck, a casual raglan sleeve, and a relaxed fit. The Essential Cashmere Sweatshirt is great for dressing up leggings for a luxe spin on athleisure, or pairing with denim for a softly slouchy weekend style. The Essential Cashmere Sweatshirt fits true to size but is cut to be an easy fit with a loose ribbed bottom.


A truly seasonless piece, the Essential Cashmere Tee works equally well for cool Summer nights as it does layered under the Essential Boyfriend Cardigan for a twist on the twin-set. The high-hip length is an ideal match for skirts and pants alike and can be easily tucked in or worn out. Last, but not least, the semi-fitted shape means it’s the Goldilocks of fits—not too slim and not too baggy. 


The Essential Cashmere Turtleneck is a winter must-have. Cozy and sleek, the Essential Cashmere Turtleneck will effortlessly elevate any look with its straight, semi-fitted silhouette and slim long sleeves. Tuck the turtleneck into a wide-leg trouser for a sophisticated, work-ready look, or keep it casual on the weekend with jeans. The sweater hits at the low-hip for a little bit of coverage, but is still a great length for tucking in. The Essential Cashmere Turtleneck runs true to size, so size up for a more generous fit.

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