Aran Sweater: The Perfect Companion for the Summer Season

Wool might seem an unusual choice for the summer, but our beautiful range of cardigans, shawls and sweaters from Aran Sweater Market are ideal for layering up and will take you from sunny days to chilly nights with ease.

At Aran Sweater Market, we have an extensive catalogue of clothing that is made from natural merino wool, and our designs are inspired by the history and landscape of Ireland. You’ll find natural shades that reflect the colors of the sea, the countryside and the plant life of our coastal areas, and stitching that tells the story of the people who made their lives in the remote and unforgiving environment of the Aran Islands.

Why Wear Wool in Summer?

When you imagine a day on the beach, you probably think of stylish summer shorts and t-shirts, along with swimwear if you’re feeling brave. When you come out of the sea, however, you’ll need to warm up and an Aran sweater or cardigan is a great way to transition into a cooler evening as you carry on the fun. Whether you’re having a beach barbecue or simply want to be prepared for a change in the weather as you take a summer walk, an Aran sweater is a flexible option that will ensure you look great whatever happens.

Aran sweaters are a great choice because:

They’re lightweight. Our collection is full of beautiful designs that add a layer of warmth but are light to carry and will easily roll into your bag without creasing. In the Irish climate, it’s good to be prepared for the weather to change and our Aran sweaters are a great way to handle unexpected clouds with style.
They’re waterproof. An unexpected shower of rain might threaten your summer fun, but an Aran sweater can ensure that you don’t get wet through. Wool is naturally water resistant and will remain waterproof as it takes on at least 30% of its weight in water. These sweaters were originally worn by the fishermen of the Aran Islands to keep them dry at sea, and if it’s good enough for them, you can be sure it’ll protect you from some summer drizzle.
They’re breathable. Aran wool is a natural fiber, so it’s a pleasure to wear and won’t leave you feeling sticky in the sun. The wool will wick away sweat and you won’t be left with telltale patches on your clothing.
They’re easy to care for. Aran sweaters are often ready for wearing again after a simple airing, and if they need a wash, they are easy to rinse out and reshape while wet. Your Aran sweaters should not need washing as frequently as clothing made from more synthetic fibers, and you don’t need to worry about ironing as they won’t crease at all!
They look great. Of course, when you’re planning your summer wardrobe you’ll be thinking about the look you want. Aran sweaters and cardigans have been popular across the world for many years and the timeless style has been encapsulated by many icons and featured in Vogue magazine on several occasions. You can get the chic look you want by choosing from our stunning range of Aran sweaters today.