I learned something this winter season about layering (thanks to a very wise stylist, Becky Malinsky) and it’s this, thin merino wool layers are everything when you’re trying to keep the heat in during the winter but also a genius layer to transition into warmer months as merino wool is breathable and will in turn keep you cool. There are so many pros to having a layer like this in your wardrobe… it’s super easy to pack/travel with, doesn’t absorb odor as much and is wrinkle free while also being static free. It’s the ideal layer to throw in your bag for Spring/Summer travels when the weather might be unpredictable.
With this recent revelation that I needed more wool essentials in my life I also discovered Woolx and their amazing products that have totally changed my athleisure style as of late. Let’s start with the leggings… I can’t tell you how many times I leave the house for pilates in my usual leggings and wind up running errands or working the rest of the day in them and this pair amazingly keeps me warm in the morning but is breathable enough that I don’t get hot during the day while running around. Bundled on top but cold ankles and legs. This pair of leggings that is 38% merino wool (not itchy at all!) has pockets and is hands down the most comfortable pair of leggings that would also be so perfect for a day of travel.
I got three tops that I’m so so happy with… the jenny which has 3/4 length sleeves is such a nice base layer. It’s that perfect piece that you can wear under knitwear or even on its own with jeans under a blazer. I dipped into the men’s department (for that tighter crewneck style) and really loved the essential tee and the base camp hoodie, went with a small in both. Found them perfect for layering and tied around my waist, which is a great style tip for all athleisure looks as it can define your shape under vests or jackets. Very excited about this bodysuit I also got to wear under cool leather jackets. That ideal layering piece for Spring when it warms up.
I can’t believe I went so long without having solid merino wool essentials like these in my wardrobe. It’s been such a game changer having simple, functional warm layers that aren’t bulky on hand for both athleisure and everyday looks. More favorites below… and I have 20% off sitewide code for you to use—LTK20.