In September last year, we escaped to Florence for my birthday for four days. The weather was comfortable and in the late teens, early twenties in the day but as the evenings drew in the temperature cooled just enough to feel a slight chill. One such evening, whilst wearing my favourite summer jumpsuit from Bod and Ted (worn in this post), I began to feel a little chilly as the sun began to drop.
We were enjoying a stroll down one of Florence’s many cobbled streets at the time, perusing the shops for something suitable to cover my shoulders. It was then that we stumbled upon a wonderful shop that sold a wide range of beautiful jumpers, wraps and scarves in a huge range of colours and all made from cashmere. After indulging a good half an hour in there, enjoying looking through the many alluring garments they had on display, I walked out with this gorgeous natural wrap which has now become one my wardrobe staples.
It’s perfect for the unpredictable British climate where the weather can change in an instant and is also incredibly versatile. If I just want something to keep the chill off my shoulders it’s great just to drape around me but if I’m in need of a little extra warmth then I wrap at the front and secure with a belt around my waist to keep the wrap closer to my body to keep the heat in. I also love the elegance of the wrap and it can add a touch of class to even the most casual of outfits.
Having done some research on where you can buy cashmere wraps, I found this fabulous online retailer called The Travelwrap Company who specialise in selling beautiful cashmere wraps in a variety of gorgeous colours. Lovingly created on the Scottish borders, their Scottish mill is the only one left in the UK still able to transform cashmere from raw fibre to finished garment. Their mill has been buying sustainably sourced fibre from the same farms from Inner Mongolia for many years to produce the highest quality cashmere.
They have also created a short film on ‘How to wear your Travel Wrap’ (featured on their homepage) and currently have a great sale on too so worth having a look!
Also featured in this post, bracelets by Bella Jane Jewellery (shown below). I have long been a fan of this brand who do a gorgeous selection of silver jewellery. Perfect for yourself or as a gift for a loved one.