Spring might finally have arrived, but it’s not quite time to put away the warm woolly jumpers and extra wool blankets. The evenings still have a distinct chill, and in many places snow is forecast over the next few days. This transition between seasons often sees balmy days one week and a snap frost the next, so we’ve rounded up 6 must-have woollens to keep you cosy, but not overheated, until summer properly sets in.
1. A thin merino wool base layer
The key to Spring dressing is to wear lots of layers. You can easily take things off if the sun comes out, and you’ll stay warm if the temperature is still wintery. Merino wool makes a great choice as a base layer as it’s soft to touch and helps wick away moisture from your skin. Choose a good quality garment and care for it properly, and it will last for many years to come.
2. Some toasty wool socks
While some might be desperate to get out their sandals, we aren’t quite ready to give up our snug wool socks just yet. A luxurious pair of alpaca wool socks will keep your toes toasty at night, and are great to wear inside walking boots for Springtime hikes.
3. A cosy wool throw
There’s nothing like curling up on the sofa in front of the fire, cozied-up in a soft wool throw while the Spring storms do their thing outside. Choose something lightweight yet warm, and it will work right through Spring and even into Summer if you’re a keen camper or like to sit outside in the evenings.
4. A stylish wool beret
Berets are timelessly stylish, and perfect for this changeable weather. A pure wool beret will protect your hair from a Spring shower whilst also looking chic and adorable. Channel your inner French woman and pair your beret with a trench coat, so that no matter what the weather, you always look polished and together. We love this zingy yellow felted beret for a pop of Springtime colour.
5. A wear-with-anything wool scarf
As well as being hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial, wool also has temperature-regulating properties, making it ideal for bedding. A wool-filled pillow or duvet will keep you snug without being too hot as the seasons change.