14 Affordable Cashmere and Silk Basics We'd Buy From Everlane's Sale

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Courtesy Lauren Johnson

Every astute shopper knows that there are things you buy because they are on sale, and then there are things you buy when they are on sale. Everlane's recurring Choose What You Pay event falls into the latter category, offering hundreds of its must-have basics at can't-beat-it prices. 

For those unfamiliar with the Choose What You Pay model, Everlane has broken it down into three categories: roughly 20%, 30%, and 50% off of the regular price. As a part of the brand's commitment to radical transparency, each price point comes with an explanation of what the consumer is choosing to support when paying for the item at that amount. For example, the price for items that are roughly 20% off covers the basic costs of development, production, and fulfillment; office overhead; and future product development. The price for items at 50% off only covers the cost of development and production for the product. 

No matter what you choose to pay, there are deals to be had on some top-of-the-line merchandise, particularly those items made of silk and cashmere. Below, check out the silk tops and cashmere sweaters that we're buying now, plus a few bonus items that we just couldn't resist. 

Smooth Silk

The silk fabric in a blush hue elevates this everyday workwear staple. 

Honestly, it's hard for us not to purchase this silk shell in bulk. Wear alone in the warmer months, and pair with a smart blazer when temperatures cool down. 

We like the collar on this sleeveless shirt—also perfect for warmer temperatures and when layering becomes necessary. 

The boxy cut of this short-sleeve shirt might feel, well, boxy in any other fabric, but it really works in this mint-green silk style. 

This boatneck blouse easily takes you from the boardroom to whatever your next post-work event may be. 

Similarly, this blouson shirt style is perfect for pairing with suits, but it's also an elevated basic to wear with jeans on the weekend. 

Relaxed silk in marvelous mint? Yes, please. 

Cozy Cashmere

There's no such thing as too much cashmere. This mock-neck style comes in a few colors, so now is a great time to stock up. 

Reader, I'll be honest: I'm wearing this exact sweater right now (and I paid full price!). 

When you want to cozy up in a warm sweatshirt (but not the one with your high school or college logo), go for this shrunken fit in bright blue. 

Another great everyday layering option in a punchy pale pink. 

Stay cozy but not constricted in this crop mock-neck sweater. 

I didn't know that I needed a cashmere ballerina raglan until right this minute, but now, I'm not sure how I ever functioned without one.

Wear this V-neck sweater on its own or with a well-starched collar. 

Bonus Buys

There is a reason almost everyone we know owns a pair of these loafers—and at this price, they're a total steal! 

Yours truly has this jumpsuit in light blue, and Meghan Markle has worn it in black, so yeah, it's a winner. 

So, this cozy sweater isn't exactly cashmere, but it was too soft and sweet not to include on our list. 

It's time to upgrade your everyday denim jacket at a price you can feel good about. 

Winter is coming! No, seriously. This puffer will keep you warm on even the coldest days. In fact, I bought this exact one for my sister's birthday last year. Time to buy my own!