At the Aran Sweater Market, we believe spring is the most inspiring month for brightening up your wardrobe. It’s a celebration of colour and new beginnings marking the arrival of the warmer months of the year.
As the natural world shakes off wintery hibernation it puts on a show like no other. Pink blossoms pop from sleepy trees, purple crocuses and bright yellow daffodils break through the cold ground to stand tall and proud. After a cold, dull and cloudy winter, the flamboyant exhibition of colour is a welcome one. Here’s how to add a burst of spring inspired Aran colour to your outfits and get you ready for the new season.
Spring Into The Season With Bold Colour Choices
When we think of spring colour we think of warm tones that remind us of the blossoming trees and brightening sun. Adding warm spring tones to your wardrobe can be done in two ways, subtly or boldly.
There is no better way to add a dash of confidence to an outfit than with a vibrant colour-block. Dare to stand out with a unique cross body wrap in the brightest spring colours. A Merino Aran Cable Crossover in stunning chilli pepper red or sunflower yellow is a wonderful addition for the fearless fashionista.
For a subtler spring look, opt for elegant lavender shades and pair them with warm coloured accessories. The Women’s Merino Wool A-Line Fit Cardigan is a beautiful yet practical alternative to a lightweight jacket. Made with 100% soft Merino wool, this cardigan comes in a lovely dark lavender purple or a berry-inspired pink.
Inspired By Ireland’s Landscape
The beauty of Aran wool is its versatility, something that the original Aran knitters discovered when experimenting with colouring their handmade garments. It was Ireland’s striking natural beauty that inspired the early colours of Aran. Even the source of the colour dyes came from the landscape, with berries, moss and flowers used to add vibrancy. The beauty of spring on the Aran islands continues to inspire our colour choices today.
The Men’s Merino Textured Crew Neck Sweater combines a deep spring green with unique textured panel designs for a distinctive look. Its Aran shade, Stunning Mountain Green, is inspired by the breathtaking views of the Twelve Bens, as seen from the islands. While the Super Soft Aran Sweater offers a more vivid colour option with eye-catching Coral and a calming Irish Sea Blue.
Delicate Spring Florals
With spring comes the entrance of early inflorescence competing with one another with beautiful colours and displays. After the dreary greys of winter, the burst of colour has an uplifting effect on our mood that you can easily replicate. In Dusty Pink and white, the Women’s Merino Fair Isle Sweater With Pockets is a happy addition to your spring style. The classic Natural Irish Sweater also comes in a floral inspired Pink Haze shade.
For clever and stylish spring layering, look no further than the Super Soft Cabled Shawl. Choose from spring like yellows, pinks and greens that are sure to delight. This shawl is a lightweight design and has the added benefit of being suitable for sensitive skin.
Our Super Soft Cable Stitch Poncho is another spring favourite. A spring poncho can be worn with any outfit from midi-frocks to jeans and heels. Adding a hint of luxury to your look. This season, the Cable Stitch Poncho comes in pinks, yellows and greens as well as light blues to complement brighter outfits.
Neutral Spring Shades
If you prefer neutral tones, then our natural white and dove grey Aran options are a spring wardrobe must-have. The Women’s Aran Jacket With Side Zip is a popular choice as it is available in three neutral shades including Oatmeal Marl. The unique jacket design is complemented by batwing sleeves and diamond pattern Aran stitches, a great choice for layering.
The Men’s Drawcord Collar Aran Sweater also comes in neutral shades of Wicker and Natural White. This long sleeved sweater will self regulate your body temperature and is a good choice for changeable spring temperatures. No man’s wardrobe is complete without a classic Hand-knit Chevron Stitch Sweater. The chevron and honeycomb stitches combine to create a dramatic ripple effect inspired by the Irish coastal waters.
Spring Looks For The Home
Adding colour to the home needn’t mean a total makeover. With clever accessories and a select colour palette, you can bring the outdoors in with Aran spring colours for the home. Accessorise any room easily with a dash of spring red or yellow on Aran-knit Cushion Covers. Sure to add comfort and style. Alternatively, gift your home an Aran Throw in pale pink or bright sunshine yellow. Ideal for cosying up after brisk spring walks and taking to picnics as the days get warmer.
However you add spring colour to your home and wardrobe this year, you can’t go wrong with Aran colours.