Mastering the Art of Layering Merino Wool with Smitten

June 04, 2024 3 min read

Mastering the Art of Layering Merino Wool with Smitten

Layer Like a Pro

As temperatures drop, it's time to embrace the cosy elegance of merino wool layering. Renowned for its luxurious softness, breathability, and natural warmth, merino wool is the perfect companion for creating stylish and functional layered looks. Whether you're navigating the city streets or exploring the great outdoors, here's how to master the art of layering with Smitten Merino for effortless fashion and comfort.

1. The Base Layer

Start your layering journey with a lightweight merino wool base layer. Build your base with a lightweight camisole top or a wool long-sleeve top like the scoop neck or round neck, ideally in a snug fit that sits comfortably against your skin. Then add some merino wool leggings, a personal favourite is the high-waisted merino wool fleece leggings, but the 200g are also a great option and sit comfortably under jeans/pants.

As the merino wool naturally regulates body temperature, it will keep you warm without overheating, making it an ideal foundation for your outfit.

2. The Middle Layer

Add depth and texture to your ensemble with a merino wool jumper or rib-style top as your middle layer. Choose a classic style like the Rana Top in a relaxed rib merino or something more textured like a cable jumper. For versatility, choose a neutral tone or a rich and flattering seasonal colour. Alternatively, a merino wool dress or skirt is a perfect way to dress up an outfit for work while remaining comfortable and stylish. The merino leggings can act as tights and pull the look together with some block-heeled boots.

This middle layer provides additional insulation while remaining lightweight and easy to layer under merino coats or jackets.

3. The Outer Layer: Merino Wool Cardigans or Jackets

For added warmth and style, top off your look with a merino wool cardigan or jacket. At Smitten, we have one of the largest collections of merino wool cardigans, allowing you to add a touch of sophistication to both casual and dressy outfits. Also add a coat or jacket, which offers a chic outer layer for transitional weather. We make sure our merino wool jacket and coat designs are timeless and classic to complement your personal style.

4. Accessories: Merino Wool Scarves and Hats

Complete your layered look with merino wool accessories. Wrap yourself in a luxury merino wool scarf for extra warmth and elegance. Finalise your look by accessorising with a crushable wool felt Mason Hat that adds flair to your outfit while keeping you snug on chilly days.

5. Mixing Textures and Colours

Experiment with mixing different textures and colours of merino wool to create visual interest in your layers. Pair a chunky knit merino wool sweater with sleek merino wool trousers or layer contrasting shades of merino wool for a dynamic look. Don't be afraid to play with patterns and layering techniques to express your individual style.

6. Versatile Styling Options

Merino wool layering offers versatile styling options suitable for various occasions. Transition seamlessly from work to weekend by layering merino wool clothes with tailored trousers, skirts, or denim. Elevate your casual look with our wool lounge pants or fleece leggings with our fleece zip jacket or logo jumper for cosy loungewear that doesn't compromise on style.

7. Care and Maintenance

Merino wool is easy to care for because it is machine washable - we do recommend using a wool specific detergent to prolong the life of your merino wool clothes.

Embrace the luxurious comfort and timeless elegance of merino wool layering this season. Elevate your wardrobe with versatile pieces that prioritise style, functionality, and sustainability. Explore our Tasmanian-made collection of merino wool clothing and discover the art of layering for a chic and cosy autumn-winter transition.

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