A lightweight throw-it-on-and-go wool sweater is one of my wardrobe staples both at home and for travel. Wear it over a tee, under a jacket or just on its own. Fine merino wool is a wonderful fabric for travel as it breathes, adjusts to changes in temperature and doesn’t pick up or hold odors. Here are a few options that won’t break the bank…
Above: I thought this one in extra fine merino was a steal at full price, and it’s currently marked down. I went up one size, and like it so much I ordered a second. The wool isn’t itchy, and though it’s marked as “crew neck,” the neckline hits below my collarbone. Love the stepped hem too. Some limit on available colors and sizes.
If a v-neck is more your style, this one is also lightweight, and is available in Misses, Petites, Women’s and Women’s Petite sizes (though not all colors in all ranges). Though some of the colors offered strike me as a bit “mumsy” (as my British friends would say) there are some nice choices including the “Dark Rum Raisin” shown above. It’s a slim cut; if you like an easier fit, I’d suggest going up one size.
I haven’t yet tried this particular lightweight luxe wool sweater, but have been happy in the past with the quality of Everlane sweaters. I like the set-in sleeves and this “just right” grey. It’s been my experience that their sweaters run true-to-size, but do check measurements.
Do you have a favorite pull-on-and-go sweater?