In many warmer countries, your woollen garments might be banished to the back of your wardrobe with the onset of spring, but in the UK, your winter woollies can last long into 2018. We’re big fans of wool at Corgi and we’re on a mission to show why this wonderful material shouldn’t be consigned to the wintery months.
Weird spring weather is something our climate is renowned for and it can play havoc with what you want to wear, versus what’s actually practical. The shops are already full of spring fashion, with lightweight jackets, frilly dresses and even SANDALS (at the time of writing it’s 5oC!).
In early spring, it’s best to dress for all weathers, whether it’s rain, snow or warmish sunshine all in one. But how can that be achieved? The answer is wool. Here’s our guide to how to wear wool this spring…
1. Wool coats
Wearing thin layers with a good quality wool coat is a great technique. This prepares you for whatever the early spring weather has to throw at you. A wool coat will help you combat the cold but it can also add some structure to your layering with coats available in short and long lengths
2. Merino wool tights
If you’re ready to dust off your dresses and skirts but are not quite ready to expose your legs to the breeze, merino wool tights are the ultimate cold-weather solution. You might think wool tights are a bit much for spring, but their temperature-regulating and breathable qualities will keep you warm but not too toasty.
3. Corgi socks
Keeping your tootsies toasty is an ongoing challenge in spring. That’s why you need a luxurious pair of pure cashmere Corgi socks to provide the around the clock warmth you need.
4. Something Totally Unique
Use using wool to accessorise a spring outfit is one way to do something totally different.
It’s warm, it’s stylish and it looks great in everything from navy blue to earthy hues. These are top wool wearing tips for men this spring…
1. Wide-legged wool trousers
This spring, it’s looser fits across the board for men, with the super-skinny out and the relaxed fit in. Not only will we see trousers with a relaxed leg, but looser fitting sweaters and outerwear as well.
2. The camel coat
The camel coat is a definite staple for the stylishly inclined gentleman this spring. It’s also a bolder choice than the classic navy or grey overcoat, but it also provides balance and pairs particularly well with colours like navy, burgundy and grey.
3. Lightweight wool socks
Liven up sober suits and dull denim with a pair of lightweight wool socks. This modern yet traditional design is a firm favourite and features hand linked toes and smooth seams for unbeatable comfort.
Hopefully we’ve shown how versatile wool really is. So maybe think twice before resigning your woolly garments to the back of your wardrobe!