Smitten tips on how to layer...
Start with your merino leggings — They work under everything! Add a merino cami top for a lightweight thermal under layer
WE have so many choices of gorgeous merino leggings AND CAMI’S you won’t know yourself this winter…
We have high waisted leggings, 200g plain merino, knee length and 7/8 length leggings, as well as 360g ponte and our all-time favourite best-selling 270g fluffy wool fleece legging (my personal recommendation) in a range of beautiful colours.
This is also a perfect activewear outfit when you’re travelling.
Keep these under layers fitted for maximum heat efficiency. Wear wool socks not cotton if you want really warm tootsies. Wear knee high wool socks over your leggings and under boots for maximum warmth factor.
Extra warmth on your legs is scientifically proven to be more effective than on your torso.
Once you have your leggings and wool cami on - you are ready to get dressed!
Next is your insulating layer
Put on your favourite Smitten dress - there are about 45 different dresses to choose from!! ...the best selling Mary dress/Audrey dress/Tiffany dress/Florence dress (one of them, not all!), yoga pants, or Smitten skirt.
Neutral colours like black, charcoal, navy and ivory work well for this layer if you want maximum versatility. Then just add/ or change the scoop/ round top underneath, and the scarf/cardigan or poncho over the top and you have a brand new look.
You can also wear jeans over your leggings and look cool (whilst being warm :)
Finally — layer your favourite cardi coat or poncho over your Smitten outfit
Choose between the ever popular, gorgeous Mini Drape Cardi, versatile Sleeveless Wrap, Long Drape Cardi, Round Neck Cardi, Coatigan or the cute Crop Cardi, all available in a huge range of colours.
Finally - the scarf!! Throw that over your poncho or cardi. Our Smitten scarf is big, so can be used as a wrap on the plane when travelling, … Or twirled around your neck in a variety of styles, or as a pashmina when going out to dinner, wrapped around your head as a headscarf, or even as a knee blanket at the movies… So many options!
We have over 40 colours and stripes to choose from - and all designed to work in with your current Smitten wardrobe.
AND LASTLY… ACCESSORIES!! Add a fabulous Smitten coat - and a beanie or hat over the top of everything and you’re ready for anything. Looking smart and stylish whilst being sneakily toasty warm!
SOME SIMPLE RULES for surviving winter…
WEAR light merino layers, and wool socks.
Merino wicks moisture away, keeping your body warm in winter, and as a thermoregulator - merino wool responds to changes in body temperature - so will breathe and be cool in summer.
Remember cotton denim jeans are NOT warm on their own, especially when the weather is cold AND wet. Cotton absorbs moisture - great for towels, but not for winter clothing.
But with your lightweight merino leggings layered under your jeans (just like Holly here) you will be so warm, and no one knows you’ve got a thermal layer underneath!
They are so thin you won’t even know they’re on...
Merino dries super fast - perfect when travelling.
Merino wool also resists stains and is low-odour meaning your Smitten requires less washing.
Great for the planet, and saving you time.
It really is a wonder fibre, and your perfect travel partner!
Make sure you wear gloves or mittens and wool socks as your extremities can really feel the cold!
Wear a wool beanie or hat, and you will be covered from head to toe, add a merino scarf around your neck to feel warm, cosy and comfortable.