Want/Need: Cashmere Sweater

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A cashmere sweater has got to be number one on my list of warm winter must-haves but I often shy away from spending so much on one sweater. I've finally gotten to the place where I'm ready to invest in some pieces - but I'm still on the lookout for a good steal. On the WANT side, I'm obsessed with this ribbed/cashmere sweater from Vince and the cut of the sweater is timeless, making it a good investment. On the NEED side, I also fell in love with this cashmere sweater from Joe Fresh last week when I was in their store - it's a great, affordable option that doesn't sacrifice on quality. You can't go wrong with either!

WANT: Vince Rib Wool/Cashmere sweater       |          NEED: Joe Fresh Cashmere Sweater


Want/Need: Blanket Scarfs

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Oftentimes, when you're thinking about a purchase there's a dilemma - do you invest in the item or do you find a cheaper version that will work for the time being? Our new Want/Need series will help you with exactly that dilemma. 

Blanket Scarfs are all the rage right now. And with good reason! They're warm, cozy and huge enough to be worn multiple ways. Unfortunately, the really popular ones you see everywhere are also sometimes expensive...and nowhere to be found. Here are some alternatives!

1. H&M Jacquard Scarf (pictured left) - This is scarf from H&M is a cute, affordable and accessible way to partake in all the blanket scarf fanaticism of the past few months. Call it your starter scarf. 

2. Aritzia Diamond Blanket Scarf (pictured right) - Aritzia has been hitting home runs in our book for the past couple of months when it comes to design and quality but they also aren't very affordable. This scarf is no exception but boy do I want it (haha see what I did there?). 

Want/Need: Winter Parka

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Oftentimes, when you're thinking about a purchase there's a dilemma - do you invest in the item or do you find a cheaper version that will work for the time being? Our new Want/Need series will help you with exactly that dilemma. 

Winter parkas are an essential buy for the season, especially if you live in the north or nowadays due to the polar vortex, anywhere that's not California or Florida. Here are two of our favorite winter parka options.

1. Aritzia TNA Bancroft Parka (pictured left) - This parka is an investment at $375 but it's one that will definitely be worth it. With a fur-trimmed hood and a waterproof outer layer, you'll be set to brave the cold.

2. Old Navy Down-Fill Parka (pictured right) - Old Navy has hit it out of the park again. This parka also offers a fur-trimmed hood and waterproof outer layer at a much lower price point. 

Swati is the Editor at Sona.

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