Choosing the Perfect Aran sweater for your Spring Summer Wardrobe

Choosing the Perfect Aran sweater for your Spring Summer Wardrobe

As the seasons change from chilly days to warmer Spring and Summer days, our wardrobe changes too!

An Irish Aran Sweater, which may seem like a Winter choice, is actually ideal for Spring Summer too. When we look at summers in Ireland, there is no doubt that there is a place for Irish sweaters in every persons wardrobe year round, regardless of the season. 

We experience every season in one day here in Ireland, so it's always best to have your favorite Irish sweater ready to hand!

Today, we're going to look at how to choose the perfect Aran Sweater for your Spring Summer wardrobe.

First up, in our opinion, is color

This is always one of our favorite things about Spring Summer sweaters - the introduction of brighter colors. We brought in a range of stunning colors this year to our Irish wool sweaters and we think there is something for everyone up our sleeve. 

From vibrant greens such as our hugely popular Clover cropped Irish Aran Cardigan from Irelands Eye knitwear and blues to soft pastels and neutral tones such as our supersoft Merino wool unisex sweater from another one of our local suppliers Aran Woolen Mills, there is a color to suit every taste and style.

The beautiful thing about Aran sweaters is that they can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for any occasion. 

Choose Vibrant Colors 

If you choose a bold and vibrant color to make a statement, you can dress it up or down for whatever event you have planned. 

For example, take our oversized Shawl collar in pink. Picture this with a denim skirt, your favorite boots and a white shirt underneath - this look will take you from day to night all the while looking chic. 

Or if you prefer a more casual day time look, pair this ladies fisherman sweater with your jeans, your favorite trainers and a baseball cap for the school run, doing the shopping, walking your dog - all the while looking your absolute best. 

It's not just ladies who can experiment with vibrant colors, we have some gorgeous new colors in our men's Irish knitwear range. It's always nice to break free from the plainer colors once the warmer weather hits. The men's sweater that we absolutely love for Spring Summer is again by Irelands Eye, it is their wool and cashmere crew neck sweater for men. 

Our favorite color has to be the soft sea blue, which complements the blue skies and ocean waves of the season perfectly. 

This sweater can be paired with white or khaki shorts and boat shoes for a relaxed and stylish look, or dressed up with tailored trousers and loafers for a more formal occasion. It's the ideal sweater to have in your wardrobe year round and the quality you wont beat. 

Next, consider the weight

Aran sweaters are known for their stunning cable knit patterns, which not only add visual interest but also provide extra warmth and insulation. However, when choosing the perfect Aran sweater for Spring Summer, you may want to opt for a lighter style. 

Look for Aran sweaters with that are sleeveless that will allow for more breathability and a lighter feel. This will ensure that you stay cool and comfortable while still enjoying the timeless elegance and charm of an Aran sweater. 

One of our favorite sleeveless Aran sweaters has to be our trellis crop vest from Ireland's Eye - it is made from luxurious wool and cashmere so it keeps your body nice and cozy and a higher neck means you wont feel that Spring breeze. 

Wear over your favorite T shirt, or a long sleeve top for the extra bit of warmth. Available in a variety of colors, this stylish piece of clothing is a must have for any ladies Spring Summer Wardrobe.

Sleeveless Aran Sweaters 

We also have stunning sleeveless options for men which are perfect for layering. If it gets chilly in the evenings, this sleeveless Zip Aran is absolutely ideal - it creates a stylish finish to any outfit. 

Pair over a long sleeve top to stay cosy, stylish and turn heads. We love this neutral Aran sleeveless zip up as it goes with anything in your wardrobe. 

Decide which yarn is most suitable

Merino Wool is one our all time favorite yarns and with good reason. If you're looking to build your capsule wardrobe, a merino wool Aran sweater is a must have for anyone seeking comfort, fashion and style.

What we love most about merino wool, is that it is keeps you warm and snug in winter and in summer it is breathable. What's even better, it doesn't absorb moisture so it stays fresh for longer. Whether you are looking for a traditional hand knit Aran sweater, or a lightweight wool and cashmere sweater, we have you covered (literally!)

One of our most popular merino wool sweaters for men has to be our Aran shawl neck in denim - this is your go to sweater even in the hotter weather, it's such a stunning shade of blue that it goes so well with your favorite denims and ideal for throwing on in the Summer evenings to sit outside in your garden or going for a meal to dress up your outfit.

A long standing Summer favorite of ours in the One Button Merino Wool Cardigan by Aran Woollen Mills.

A new color this Spring Summer is Lilac which customers are loving and we can see why. Pop on your favorite white jeans and you have a ready made fabulous outfit whether you are going to the shops, to dinner, to a show - this outfit has you covered. It's made in Westport in Co. Mayo and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors.

Wool and Cashmere blends

We absolutely adore wool and cashmere for Spring, lets look at our best selling one size high neck sweater that also comes in a sleeveless version. It oozes sophistication, class and style. Picture wearing this luxurious wool and cashmere sweater over a pair of white trousers and pumps in the Summer, it's the perfect transitional piece for your wardrobe and one that doesn't date.

We're in love with this merino wool and cashmere magenta high neck, it will bring you from day time school run to evening glam without getting changed.

Our Men's wool and cashmere range is equally beautiful and are made for the luxury lover, hugely popular in our boyfriend cardigan designs. Picture wearing this over a crisp white shirt in the evening. It is made of the softest yarn you will never want to take it off. 

When it comes to wool and cashmere, the beauty of it is you can wear year round too. Simply layer up in the winter over your cosy Aran cardigan to keep the cold at bay.

 Find the Perfect Fit

This is an important factor to consider. Are you into the over sized chunky sweater look or more into neat cardigans. Which will work best with your existing wardrobe. We have a huge array of Irish sweaters for women and men, so much so there is something for everyone's taste and budget in store. 

Chunky Aran Sweaters

Last year, there was a huge trend towards oversized Irish Sweaters in chunky knitting patterns. Picture wearing over your leggings and with trainers going to college or the school run. One very popular style was our hooded Aran Coat from Aran Crafts Knitwear

What's great about this style is you can wear open over a light t shirt or close it up and feel the warmth of the hood when it gets chilly at night. It is 3/4 length is style so is very flattering, covering your bum and is very comfortable to wear. Wear with skinny jeans for an elegant look.

Fitted Cropped Sweaters

One of our most popular styles among all ages is the cropped Aran sweater. It is the perfect addition to your wardrobe as it goes with everything. This is a modern take on the classic crew neck, with the cropped style making it a true stand out piece. 

Pair it with a skirt or with your pencil trousers and you are ready to go. Ideal for wearing to the office when it gets a little bit chilly with the air con on or at night going out for dinner. 

Plan the Perfect Spring Summer Wardrobe

As we can see, selecting the ideal Choosing the right sweater for Spring Summer is all about finding a balance between style and practicality with a stitch patter that ticks the right boxes for you. 

Whether you choose a lightweight Aran sweater, a sleeveless Aran vest or an open hooded coat, you cant go wrong by adding good quality knitwear to your Spring Summer Wardrobe!

If you need any help with picking out a sweater from our extensive range, some guidance on sizing, some information on the background of the Aran stitches, or simply want to know more about our special offers, our customer care team would be more than willing to help you.