The Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan is probably one of the most popular pieces from Jenni Kayne. It was the item that first caught my attention at the brand. I used to be an affiliate with Jenni Kayne (I’m not currently an affiliate anymore) and was able to review a lot of items (see my Jenni Kayne Review post HERE). I fell even more in love with the brand so I decided to buy the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan myself because it was one of the styles I didn’t get a chance to try. I also decided to pick up the Shearling Mules because they look so cute and fluffy! I hope you enjoy my Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan and Shearling Mule Review!
Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan Review
The Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan is a slouchy cardigan with a relaxed, oversized fit. It’s made from 100% pure Mongolian cashmere made in China. It has a low V-neck with 4 faux-horn buttons. It’s available in sizes XXS to 3X and comes in 6 colors. I’m wearing the Oatmeal shade.
Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan Size and Fit
The Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan is definitely oversized. I usually take a size small in Jenni Kayne but with this cardigan I went with an XS – and it’s still oversized. So if you are looking for a cropped, slim fitting cardigan – this ain’t it. Honestly, you could probably size down 2 sizes if you wanted and it would still fit. However, keep in mind that it’s supposed to be extremely oversized and roomy. The only thing to watch out for when you size down is sleeve length. I found that the sleeves aren’t super long so if you need more length in the arms you might not want to size down too much.
This cardigan is 100% cashmere and extremely soft. I’ve found that all Jenni Kayne cashmere is very soft and not itchy. And even though this is a cashmere sweater, it’s still pretty lightweight. I haven’t gotten a chance to wear this cardigan a lot because I bought it during the summer – so I can’t speak to if it pills a lot yet. But from what I’ve read, it does pill a little bit. This is normal with wool/cashmere sweaters and running a sweater comb over the sweater should help.
I LOVE the oversized, relaxed fit of the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan. Something about the cut of this cardigan just makes you look effortlessly cool. It’s cozy and warm but not heavy. And it comes in a selection of beautiful neutral colors. I can definitely see why everyone loves this cardigan. The only downside is the price – It’s $445! But honestly, 100% cashmere is expensive in general and similar cardigans from other brands are still around $300, if not more expensive. And from what I’ve seen, I like the style and cut of this cardigan better.
I also want to mention that the Cocoon Cardigan does come in other materials. There’s the Cotton Cocoon Cardigan, The Cable Cocoon Cardigan, The Alpaca Cocoon Cardigan, and textured Cocoon Cardigan. These versions are also a bit cheaper, however, they are all made from fabric blends. In my experience, the more blended the sweater is, the more it pills. So if you get the Alpaca Cocoon Cardigan (which is made from alpaca, polyamide, and wool) expect it to pill a lot more. The Cashmere Cocoon cardigan is 100% cashmere wool so there will be less pilling overall and I’m expecting it to hold up a lot better. I actually do have the Cotton Cocoon Cardigan and I love it – BUT it’s made from a cotton/polyamide blend and I find that it snags a lot. I say, go big or go home – spend the extra money and go for the 100% cashmere cardigan.
Jenni Kayne Shearling Mule Review
The second piece from Jenni Kayne that really caught my eye were these fuzzy mules. And since we are heading into fall I was drawn to the shearling style.
Shearling Mule Size and Fit
The Shearling Mule fits similarly to the crossover sandals that I have. I think that they do run true to size – and maybe a bit narrow. They are only available in full sizes and since I’m either an 8.5 or 9 in other shoe brands I went with the size 9 and it fits me perfectly. I definitely couldn’t size down or they’d be too small/short in the footbed and they would be too wide for my feet if I sized up. I would say these are better suited for narrow or regular width feet though. If you have wide feet you might want to consider sizing up.
These mules have a shearling upper and padded leather insole and are made in Italy. The shearling is pretty thick and fluffy. The footbed is slightly molded from the ball of the foot to the toes. Even though the outside of this mule is nice and fluffy, the inside is just regular leather – so they aren’t as comfortable as they look on the outside. If you are looking to have your feet enveloped in fluffiness then check out the Shearling Lined Mule, or Shearling Lined Crossover Sandal.
Even though I like the texture they add to my fall outfits, I don’t know how practical these mules are. I haven’t worn them outside but it seems like the shearling closer to the sole of the shoe will get kind of dirty if you wear them outside in the grass, for example. These might have to be an inside shoe… I think the Shearling Lined Mule might be the way to go if you are looking for comfort and more wearability. That being said, I still really like these and there aren’t that many shearling mule options available right now, which is why I chose these.
If you have any other questions about the Jenni Kayne Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan or Shearling Mules just let me know in the comments below!
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