Cool, rainy mornings warming into golden afternoons, followed by crisp evenings - Autumn has arrived! With so many possible weather possibilities in the span of one day it makes sense to have an adaptable and reliable layering plan! Having a go-to system will help you build an intentional family wardrobe, simplify your mornings and prepare you for the shifting season.
Choosing the right fabric for the base layer is important. Soft,breathable lightweight merino wool wicks away moisture and responds to the body’s temperature. For a vegan alternative look for high quality synthetic polyester. For days when summer-like temperatures are in the forecast opt for short sleeve garments in either fabric option. Avoid using slow-drying cotton as a base layer.
Wear long underwear or tights made from merino wool that fit you snugly. Merino wool is soft, breathable and responds to your bodies temperature while wicking moisture away. A good quality synthetic polyester is also an option.
Wear cotton as your base layer. Cotton is a very porous textile which holds onto moisture. It’s perfect for a day at the beach but when it gets wet it stays wet and rapidly cools down your body temperature. We also recommend staying away from ill-fitting, bulky garments.
An insulating layer may not be necessary in early autumn but if you live in a colder climate and the approach of October means you’re back to bundling up, it’s time to bring in the insulating layer. A good insulation layer traps warm air between layers, keeping you snug and comfortable. Fleece, wool or down sweaters are all great options. Avoid stiff or tight insulator layers which will restrict movement. Steer clear of jeans or other heavy materials that absorb moisture.
Wear fleece, wool or down sweaters that aren’t too bulky.
Wear stiff or tight insulator layers which will restrict movement. Avoid jeans or other heavy materials that absorb moisture.
We Recommend: Misha & Puff
The outermost shell serves to protect you against the elements and should be waterproof and windproof while remaining breathable. Choose a light, breathable shell and pants which are waterproof. Taped seams are a must for keeping out leaks. Faire Child is a great choice! Avoid choosing a garment which can’t promise to keep you dry.
Choose a light, breathable shell and pants which are waterproof. Taped seams are a must for keeping out leaks. Faire Child is a great choice!
Choose a garment which can’t back up its ability to keep you dry.
We Recommend: Faire Child of course!
Hands, Feet, and Head, oh my!
Here’s some more tips to take care of your little one’s extremities. Once your child’s hands are cold, they become downright miserable, FAST.
- Find mitts that stay on. You may want to try mitts that fit long down the arm and get tucked into the jacket sleeve.
- Choose mitts over gloves. Mitts trap body heat by keeping your fingers together. Do apply layering principles to your digits.
- For Small children – get a hat with a chin strap or buckle so it’s doesn’t fall off
- Fleece lined wool hats with earflaps are great for warmth and comfort (no itchy ears!)
- Wool socks are warm even when wet, unlike cotton. For additional warmth we recommend boot liners. Sheepskin liners are heaven for your toes.
- Still cold? Consider covering up those glands! Ankles, wrists and necks lose heat quicker than the head. Thermal neck warmers and balaclavas are great!
“There’s no such thing as bad weather only inappropriate clothing”