I had originally planned to spin this post as a casual holiday outfit, which it is…
But then Naadam started another big sale, and I wanted to be sure to get these pictures out to you before everything sells out, so I’m combining a few looks into one post.
I’m also still working on a more comprehensive cashmere sweater review, but that one’s still a few days out.
If you aren’t familiar with Naadam, they make some of the most luxurious cashmere I’ve tried. The softness is on another level, and they’re also committed to sustainability and transparency. You can read more about the brand HERE.
Their prices vary, depending on the materials, but in general, you’re getting a very good value for the quality… especially when they go on sale!
My biggest complaint with Naadam is, at the moment, they don’t have a lot of classic styles. But when they went on sale over Black Friday weekend, I combed through the website and ordered a few sweaters to try.
By far and away, my favorite piece is this cashmere boatneck, but it was the one I was most unsure of when I ordered.
That’s because the pictures online don’t represent it very accurately, which is a shame, because it fits a lot better in real life.
The models must be sizing up a few sizes to get their slouchy looks. I’m wearing a small, and it fits true to size. In fact, if anything, it’s on the shorter end of the spectrum.
They don’t provide measurements on their website either, so it’s a bit of a guessing game, but of all their sweaters I’ve tried over the past couple of years, they tend to be true to size.
This sweater comes in tons of colors, and they are 50% off at the moment, but it is a final sale. I love the details in the knit, we tried to get some close-up shots so you can see.
The sleeves are nice and long, and they have a long ribbed cuff, and the boatneck is so flattering. I do have to be aware of my bra straps, but it doesn’t fall off the shoulder, as suggested on their website. I would have to size up to get that look.
It’s a little thin, but not in a cheap way. It’s still a denser knit and not see-through at all, and the softness is out of this world. It’s made of 100% Mongolian cashmere, which is considered the finest cashmere in the world.
I wore this sweater to church on Sunday with black jeans and pumps, but I wanted to style it for this post with grey jeans and knee-high boots.
This is the type of casual but elevated outfit I like to wear when we go out to a casual dinner with friends. I added some blingy earrings for a festive flair. These are currently 15% off at Nordstrom.
These boots are Blondo, and of course they are selling out too. I’ve had them for months but just haven’t had a chance to wear them.
I wanted waterproof suede knee-high boots for our messy Pennsylvania winters, and these are gorgeous, but I found the sizing strange for Blondo.
I first ordered my usual 8, they were way too small, then the 8.5 was okay but still tight in the toe box, so I ended up with the 9 — but I think these are actually too big because the calves are loose, and they cut into my ankle bone when I walk.
All that to say, I’d recommend sizing up half if ordering, and they’re probably best for narrower feet. They’re 50% off at Zappo’s and still available in a few sizes. I also hunted them down at Nordstrom Rack.
Okay, the second Naadam sweater I ordered is this luxe cashmere oversized v-neck. It’s on the pricier end of the spectrum, and I wasn’t as thrilled with this one, but I went ahead and photographed it because I love the color, and I thought it also looked great with the grey jeans/black boots combo.
Oh, these jeans are the Frame le high skinny jeans I’ve had for a few years. I was going to wear the Express jeans, which have a very similar color and fit, but a higher rise. (They were in the wash.)
This sweater doesn’t feel quite as soft to me as the boatneck, although they do classify it as such on their softness scale. I guess it feels different to me because it’s a chunkier knit, but it’s also their 100% Mongolian cashmere.
It only comes in teal and black, and it is pricier than the boatneck, I assume because it uses more materials due to the chunky knit and longer fit.
I like the shape of the v-neck, and the contrasting ribbed cuffs and neck and hem, but I’m confused about the shorter sleeve length. It doesn’t seem to make sense with the other features of the sweater.
It’s also final sale, and the only two color options are black and this teal. The teal is gorgeous, and I hope to add a Naadam sweater to my closet in this stunning color, but for this price, it needs to be perfect, so I decided to send this back.
That said, if you think you’d like it, I can wholeheartedly recommend it for the comfort and quality. I know not everyone is picky about the sleeve length as I am.
The other Naadam sweater I ordered during the Black Friday sale was this recycled cashmere crew.
I almost didn’t order it because of the crewneck… it’s not my favorite neckline. But I finally caved and ordered this because I love the color, and I wanted to be sure I ended up with at least one sweater from the sale that I would want to keep because I love the Naadam knits so much but I hate to pay full price.
Turns out, it’s the perfect easy sweater to throw on with jeans and sneakers or booties all winter long.
It has a boxy fit, but not so swingy and boxy that I feel like it’s unflattering. I didn’t think to photograph it yesterday because I wasn’t planning this post, but I do have some mirror selfies because I’ve already worn it twice.
Again, the models are showing this sweater as a more oversized, relaxed fit, which I realize is trendy at the moment, but I prefer to wear my true size small in a more traditional fit.
As you can see, it’s a simple sweater, with subtle details like the chunky ribbed cuff, collar, and hem. The knit is thick and dense and insanely soft, and it’s made of 70% Closed-Loop Recycled Cashmere and 30% Virgin Cashmere, sourced directly from Mongolia.
I do find it interesting that they classify this sweater lower on their softness scale than the other two, because I find it to be just as soft than the other two, and maybe even more so because it seems to be a more densely woven knit.
The other Naadam sweater I have that’s still available this season is this ribbed cashmere scoop sweater.
This one is impossibly soft and so luxe, but it’s a little low-cut in the front for daily wear — at least on me. I’m not always the best gauge of that. If you’re smaller chested, it’s probably fine.
It also has more of a body con fit, so I don’t find myself wearing it as much as the others. It’s the perfect date night sweater, but we haven’t been having those lately. Maybe next year… For now, these pictures are from last winter.
So, that’s a wrap!
My only other Naadam sweater is no longer available, which is sad because it might be my favorite one of all. It’s a classic v-neck in the perfect oatmeal color, and I won’t even share a picture here because I don’t want to confuse anyone who isn’t reading the fine print.
I will say, if ordering, keep in mind that Naadam sweaters generally run true to size (so far, their size small always fits me perfectly) and the models online tend to wear them very oversized. Final sale is daunting, but at these prices, it might be worth the risk. Only you can decide that for yourself, but these are my top picks, for anyone looking to shop!
My Favorite Naadam Sweaters On Sale
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photos: Alison Cornell