With temperatures dropping and the days becoming shorter, what could be better than wrapping up in a cosy Irish knit sweater? Warm, beautifully handmade and representative of Irish heritage, knit sweaters make a wonderful addition to anyone’s wardrobe. And with the holidays fast approaching, a piece of knitwear would make a great gift for family and friends of all ages.
Today, we’re pulling together our top tips for styling your Aran sweater. Irish knit can be adapted to a range of personal styles depending on what you team it with. A truly versatile material, knitwear is a wonderfully practical addition to any closet.
1. Aran Zipper Coat
Every closet needs a cosy coat in a neutral shade. They go with everything and look so wintery and snug. The Hooded Irish Aran Zipper Coat is a perfect choice. Its three quarter length fit, hood and pockets make it practical and comfortable – perfect for a scenic walk.
To add some color and additional texture, wear it with this Purple & Green Celtic Wool Scarf and Sterling Silver Trinity Claddagh Drop Earrings. This is a great look for work, but also for lazy weekends at home.
Sweater: Hooded Irish Aran Zipper Coat / Scarf: Purple & Green Celtic Wool Scarf / Earrings: Sterling Silver Trinity Claddagh Drop Earrings
2. Winter walking cape
Suitably dramatic, the Classic Charcoal Wool Walking Cape wouldn’t look out of place on the set of a Hollywood film. Think the Quiet Man’s fiery Mary Kate Danaher but with a modern, updated twist.
Available in charcoal, the color palette would fit in on the stunning Atlantic landscape. Beautifully woven, it features an attached scarf that converts to a dramatic hood.
Cape: Classic Charcoal Wool Walking Cape / Tee: Navy Ireland Celtic Cross Ladies T-shirt / Earrings: Celtic Cats Eye Claddagh Earrings
3. Pocket Shawl
Sweaters are great but don’t forget that you can also incorporate the knit trend in more unusual ways. This Merino Wool Pocket Shawl has been inspired by traditional Irish fashion but makes for a completed outfit when styled with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
The shawl is available in green, blue and cream and features honeycomb and Aran knit along with some detailed fringing. Because your lower arms will be on the show, make sure that they’re properly accessorized with this Connemara Marble Marquis Bangle and a gorgeous Stack Ring.
Shawl: Merino Wool Pocket Shawl / Bangle: Connemara Marble Marquis Bangle / Ring: Stack Ring.
4. Cozy Aran sweater
Is there anything quite so dapper as a well-matched classic Aran sweater? Pair the Traditional Merino Aran Sweater with a cap and scarf for a winter look fit to face the elements. The subtle shade of blue in the sweater compliment the grey of the Irish Kerry cap and the casual-cool black and greys in the luxuriously soft Foxford Lambswool Tartan Scarf.
Wear the trio for a classic, laid back look that king of cool Steve McQueen would wear today.
Sweater: Traditional Merino Aran Sweater / Cap: Irish Kerry cap / Scarf: Foxford Lambswool Tartan Scarf
5. Aran coat
If you love the softness of a cardigan but need the warmth of a coat, this Ladies One Button Aran Coat makes a perfect choice. Knit from two tones of Irish merino wool, this design features the iconic Aran honeycomb stitch.
The honeybee, which has inspired the design, is said to symbolize abundance and plenty. Add some jazziness to its oversized collar by pinning on this Celtic Irish Bronze Brooch and adding these 14k Medium Trinity Knot Earrings. The coat is available in four great autumnal shades and in sizes XS to XXL so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for you.
Coat: Ladies One Button Aran Coat / Brooch: Celtic Irish Bronze Brooch / Earrings: 14k Medium Trinity Knot Earrings
6. Zip cardigan
Who doesn’t love donning their finest green sweaters for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th? Well not only do we have your St. Patrick’s Day wardrobe covered, but we’ve also got a red and cream alternative to see you through Christmas and the springtime.
This Soft Touch Ladies Aran Zip Cardigan is available in three shades and is a great all-year-round piece. Wear it with trousers or unzipped over a dress. For a traditional country squire look, team it with this Ladies Green 100% Wool Flapper Cap and some elegant Vintage Grace Kelly Pearl Earrings.
Cardigan: Soft Touch Ladies Aran Zip Cardigan / Cap: Ladies Green 100% Wool Flapper Cap / Earrings: Vintage Grace Kelly Pearl Earrings
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