wearing merino knit sweater
Toad and Co
I can't believe it's already December!
I spent the post-Thanksgiving holiday weekend cleaning out my closet and doing a massive wardrobe haul to put away my summer clothes and transition to my comfy, cozy knits.
One of the recent sweaters I keep wearing over and over is this classic knit from Toad and Co. The soft beige shade pairs well with anything and the slim fit, shaker-stitch style is the perfect look for chilly days.
Toad & Co Outfit
I love that the sweater neck is high without being confining (I can't wear a turtleneck for more than a couple hours without constantly pulling at my neck!) and the rib knit sleeves on this Toad&Co sweater are extra cozy.
Best of all, the sweater is made from 100% merino wool.
The Benefits of Merino Wool
When buying winter sweaters, I've learned over the years to pay close attention to fabric and to spend a little extra on high quality, well made knit sweaters.
Merino wool is one of the best fabrics for winter sweaters, as its soft to the touch, warm to wear and naturally wicks away moisture so you won't overheat.
It's also extra fine to prevent itch!
Toad and Co
Toad and Co is a new-to-me brand, with a fun motto from “trail to tavern”.
Founded in 1991 originally under the name Horny Toad, the socially conscious company offers lifestyle clothing that transitions well for both outdoor travel and everyday indoor wear.
I've heard fantastic things about Toad and Co dresses from travelers on the road so I was quite curious to test them out.
Originally I was going to choose a dress, but then I found out that all of Toad & Co's sweaters are machine washable!
I hate having to dry clean so this was a game changer.
Toad & Co recommends wearing clothing multiple times before wash in order to save on both the environment and to prolong each garment's life.
Just make sure to use cold water and line dry your sweaters on a flat surface afterwards to prevent stretching or shifting the shape!
They have similar tunics, cardigans, vests and jackets that all look extra cozy for the winter months ahead!
Best Toad&Co Products (2021)
And for more Toad & Co, check out some of my favorite items from the brand below!
Tupelo Cable Sweater
Wool is a great cold-weather fabric thanks to its breathability, warmth, and natural anti-microbial properties.
What I love most about this Toad&Co tupelo cable sweater is the variety featured among the ribbed sleeves & cuffs, plain bottom half, and elegantly patterned top half!
Cue Wrap Long Sleeve Dress
This long sleeve dress from Toad &Co perfectly delivers on something that is increasingly difficult to find – the women's dress that's both comfortable and casual!
While the long sleeves instantly give the dress a relaxed look, that casual vibe is underscored by the incredibly soft cotton-lyocell blended fabric!
Forester Pass Sherpa Parka
The Toad&Co brand prides itself on creating fashion that can work seamlessly as both outdoor activewear and city urban wear, and few pieces reflect that idea better than this sherpa parka.
While the nylon fabric makes this parka low-maintenance, durable, and sleek, the sherpa lining creates an animal-friendly warmth that can weather fall and winter temperatures beautifully!
Blended fabrics are essential to creating versatility throughout the Toad&Co fashion line. This adorable crew shirt, for example, provides organic comfort (30% cotton), durability (20% polyester), and sustainability (50% recycled polyester).
Aside from this plush and planet-friendly fabric blend, I love the simple aesthetic featured by the two-tone color scheme!
Telluride Sherpa Shirt Jacket
Shirt jackets (or shackets) have become incredibly popular in recent years as gender-neutral clothing and sustainability have become major fashion themes.
The Toad&Co shirt jacket is one of the originals, featuring at least 20% recycled fabric to go along with a slightly oversized – but still with definitive feminine cuts – rustic shirt jacket!
Re-Form Flannel Shirt
Sometimes you will see modern flannel shirts that try a little too hard to create new-age, edgy hipster vibe. This rarely strikes the right chord in my opinion, which is why I respect and love that Toad&Co goes in the completely opposite direction.
The Re-Form flannel shirt could easily be mistaken for genuine vintage thanks to its faded color pattern, classic button cuffs, and trademark chest pockets!
Have you tried out Toad&Co before? What do you think!
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