The Wonders of Wool

I just discovered the beauty of wool clothing items and I can't see myself ever turning back!


The Traveling Shopaholic

5/24/20233 min read

I did it, you guys... I have stumbled upon a secret weapon in the world of travel fashion: wool clothing! Not only does it have a charm of its own, but it's also a trusty companion that will keep you warm, chic, and wrinkle-free on your globetrotting escapades. I just learned about the beauty of wool before my last European getaway and snagged two pieces to take along and test out. Let's just say, wool is my new travel wardrobe staple material :)

Let's dive into the marvelous world of wool!

First off, let me just say that wool clothing is the real MVP when it comes to keeping cozy. Picture this: you're strolling through the streets of a charming European tow, the temperature starts to dip, and suddenly your adorable spring outfit feels about as warm as a popsicle in the North Pole. That was me this spring in Amsterdam (I swear I've become so weak since moving to Arizona ;))That's where wool steps in, like a superhero cape made of softness. Wool is a natural insulator that traps heat while still allowing your skin to breathe, so you'll feel like you're wrapped in a warm hug (the stroopwafels also helped).

Now, let's talk about versatility. Wool clothing is the chameleon of the fashion world. It effortlessly transitions from day to night, casual to classy, and every style in between. Need a quick change for a nice dinner after a day of hiking? Throw on a wool skirt and pair it with a cozy sweater. Voila! You're transformed into a sophisticated fashion goddess, ready to conquer any candlelit dinner. Wool clothing understands the art of transformation, making it the perfect travel companion.

"But what about the dreaded suitcase wrinkles?" I hear you ask. Fear not, wool is wrinkle-resistant! You read that right, my friend. No more battling with your iron in a tiny hotel room (or if you're like me...just wearing a wrinkly shirt). Wool has this magical ability to spring back into shape, even after being squished into the bottom of your backpack for hours on end. So go ahead and dance your heart out at that music festival or do cartwheels on the beach without a care in the world. Your wool clothing will always have your back, and your front, and every other side too!

I will also note that laundry isn't a massive priority for me on things tend to get worn a couple of times (or many...many times...). What I will say, is that the black henley shown above smelled completely neutral after several wears in stinky, sweaty metro stations, running through an airport, walking along the Seine, eating some potent smelling cuisine etc! Wool is naturally antimicrobial and doesn't hold odors. VERY important for travel, ha!

Now, let's get down to the nitty-gritty: the top wool clothing brands to grace your travel wardrobe. These brands have mastered the art of combining style and functionality, so you can jet-set in comfort and turn heads wherever you roam:

  1. Smartwool: Combining the wonders of merino wool with modern design, Smartwool creates garments that are ideal for both city exploration and outdoor adventures. I love their socks and hats.

  2. Unbound Merino: Made by travelers, for travelers. Their products are made with super soft Woolmark Merino wool. They have a beautiful collection of staple pieces, including this dress which is so versatile, comfortable and perfect for travel!

  3. WoolX: A premium outdoor apparel brand that combines the timeless elegance of merino wool with modern designs, creating garments that are both functional and stylish. This is the brand that I fell in love with (items pictured above) and have re-purchased from a couple of times. If you want $20 off your first purchase, click HERE

So, my fellow globetrotters, next time you're planning your travel wardrobe, remember the wonders of wool clothing. It's warm, versatile, and wrinkle-resistant...a dream travel material!

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