Over the past year I’ve acquired several Jenni Kayne sweaters so I figured it was time for a review! Even though we are getting closer to warmer temps I don’t think it’s ever a bad time to get a Jenni Kayne sweater since they are classic closet staples. I hope my review helps you figure out which sweater is right for you! So without further adieu, here is my Jenni Kayne Sweater Review.
Jenni Kayne Sweater Review
My Measurements: 33-28-37.5, 5’8″, 117lbs, 32C
I just want to mention that I used to be a Jenni Kayne Ambassador where I was gifted a few of these sweaters. However, I’m not a part of the program anymore and have since purchases a lot of these sweaters on my own!
Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan
The Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan was the first piece that attracted me to Jenni Kayne. I saw all my favorite influencers wearing this cardigan and it looked so cozy! I actually went to the Jenni Kayne store in Brentwood when I lived in California to try on a few pieces and the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan did not disappoint. You can read My Jenni Kayne Store Try-On post here.
It wasn’t until a few months later in July 2021 that I bought the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan and I’ve been loving it ever since! It is SO soft (not itchy at all) and actually pretty lightweight. I got the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan in Oatmeal size XS. This style is very oversized. I’m usually a size small but I sized down. I think the XS is a perfect fit for me but if you want a really oversized look then take your normal size. What I like about this cardigan is the way that it lays. It’s oversized but still looks chic without being frumpy. I also love how it looks over slip dresses.
This sweater is the priciest out of all the sweaters I’m reviewing. But in my opinion, it’s worth it. It’s 100% cashmere and held up really nicely over the past couple of months. I haven’t washed it yet (I tend not to wash my sweaters unless I have to) but there’s minimal pilling and it still looks brand new!
Cotton Cocoon Cardigan
The Cotton Cocoon Cardigan is similar to the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan but it’s made from a cotton blend (70% cotton, 30% polyamide). I was gifted this sweater while I was a Jenni Kayne Ambassador and I was surprised how much I liked it! The cotton blend is heavier than the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan so it lays a little different. But the weight actually feels really nice. Because it’s heavier, I feel like the material stretches out a bit more. I’ll wear this cardigan in the spring and summer over my slip dresses. I LOVE how it looks with the Jenni Kayne Leopard Slip Dress. I also sized down in this to an XS and it’s still very oversized!
However, I have problems with this cardigan snagging. I’m guess it’s because this is a blend of materials and not 100% cotton so the fibers catch a little easier. It could also be that the knit pattern is a little larger/more open so there’s more opportunities for the fibers to get caught. I don’t have problems with the 100% Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan snagging (which is why I would recommend that one over this one). But I do still really love this cardigan and wear it often.
Cashmere Fisherman Sweater
The Cashmere Fisherman Sweater is a classic Jenni Kayne piece and at the top of my list for my second purchase. It’s a comfortable, everyday sweater that goes with everything! I got it in Undyed Stone size Small and it’s perfect. I wouldn’t size down in this sweater. The fit is slightly boxy and it’s definitely shorter than the cashmere cardigans.
This sweater is 100% cashmere and very soft like the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan. I don’t feel like I even have to wear a shirt underneath this sweater. (Although, I do to keep it from getting sweaty and dirty). I’ve worn this sweater A LOT (more than any of my other JK sweaters) and it’s pilling a little bit but nothing that a sweater comb won’t fix. I haven’t washed it or had it dry cleaned but I probably will at the end of the season when I put my sweaters away. (I also need to iron/steam the wrinkles out!).
This is a definitely a versatile sweater and I’ve worn it the most so far so the cost per wear is better than any of my other sweaters. 100% would recommend!
The Cabin Sweater
I wasn’t planning on buying The Cabin Sweater but I had some rewards points to spend (more on that later) and decided to add this to my cart. It’s a blend of 70% wool and 30% cashmere. I got it in size Small in Nutmeg.
I was a bit worried that it would be a little itchy since it’s mostly wool but honestly, it feels almost as soft as the cashmere sweaters! And it doesn’t feel itchy either! It’s definitely more of a relaxed, oversized fit than the Fisherman Sweater. I debated whether I should size down but I decided to go with my usual size Small. I think the fit is perfect since it’s supposed to be oversized. I wouldn’t recommend sizing down.
This sweater was a pleasant surprise! I don’t feel like it’s as versatile as the Fisherman Sweater so I don’t wear it as much but I still really love it. It’s wearing about the same as the Fisherman Sweater with some slight pilling but nothing too bad!
Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater
I was gifted the Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater last year when I was a part of the Ambassador program. I love that it’s 100% cashmere. It has a high low hem, oversized fit, dropped shoulders and wide cuffs. I’m wearing the size small in Willow. This is a style from last season so I’m not sure if they’ll be bringing it back or not!
This is not one of my favorite styles. I think I find it hard to style because of the high low hem, side slits and long length. I basically just wear it with a pair of jeans. But if you like this style Jenni Kayne has the Everyday Sweater which looks similar except it’s not as long and oversized!
Cotton Fisherman Sweater
I JUST got the Cotton Fisherman Sweater in Oatmeal so I haven’t had time to wear it yet but I wanted to give you my initial thoughts. It’s 100% cotton (unlike the Cotton Cocoon Cardigan which is a blend). So it’s not as soft as the Cotton Cocoon Cardigan. And it definitely feels a little weightier than the Cashmere Fisherman Sweater. But I think this will be a good sweater option for spring because the cotton will be more breathable. The Oatmeal shade is also reading a bit more pink than the Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan in Oatmeal that I have. I would say the Cotton Fisherman Sweater in Oatmeal is more of a flesh color.
You can read my Cotton Fisherman Sweater Review in this post!
Jenni Kayne Sweater Review: YouTube Video
I have a YouTube Try-On review of several of the sweaters mentioned in this post if you want to see them in action!
Jenni Kayne Rewards
If you are planning to purchase from Jenni Kayne, make sure to sign up for their rewards program! It’s a free program where you earn points for all purchases which you can use for discounts in the future. It’s actually really easy to get enough points for $50 off, $100 off, and more! I’ve already been able to get $50 off and $100 off my last 2 purchases through my points! And the great thing about the points is you can use them in combination with a discount code. So when Jenni Kayne has a sale you can get up to 20% off AND use your points discount!
And if you are interested in the Oak Essentials skincare line I would suggest purchasing them through Jenni Kayne’s website (instead of the Oak Essentials website) because those points will go to your Jenni Kayne account as well. I just purchased some Oak Essentials through Jenni Kayne’s website for some extra points!
You can read my full Oak Essentials Skincare Line Review here!
Are Jenni Kayne Sweaters Worth It?
Yes, I think Jenni Kayne Sweaters are worth it. The cashmere is super soft and even the blended wool/cashmere sweaters are soft and not itchy. I’ve worn my sweaters a lot and they still look great. The fit of their sweaters is also really nice. If you are looking for that effortless, California-cool look then Jenni Kayne sweaters are where it’s at. But I would recommend investing in one of their 100% cashmere styles over a cashmere blend or cotton. All of their pieces are pricey so if you are going to spend the money, go for the cashmere! (But wait for a sale because you shouldn’t have to pay full price!).
I think their Fisherman Sweater is really versatile and the pieces I wear the most. But I also really love the Cocoon Cardigan because of the way it fits. Of all the oversized cardigans I’ve tired from other brands, this one is my favorite!
I hope you enjoyed this Jenni Kayne Sweater Review! If you have any questions just let me know in the comments!
Check out my full Jenni Kayne Review post with even more styles!
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