Fall Transition: The Essentials

Fall Transition: The Essentials

You’ve never really experienced a change of seasons until you get a taste of fall in Canada. Not only is it chilly, the weather varies drastically from day to day, from extreme cold to mild, humid weather.

So, how can you dress appropriately for unpredictable temperature fluctuations that make it difficult to predict what the weather will be like tomorrow or even a few hours from now? It’s easier than you think! You just need to be well equipped with quality essentials, made from soft and durable alpaca wool. Here are the styles we couldn’t live without!

The stylish cape

Capes - Sol alpaca

We've all regretted not being dressed a little warmer, whether you’re sitting by a campfire or enjoying a candlelight dinner at a restaurant. The warmth of an Indian summer day might still be gracing you with its presence when your evening begins, but when the sun sets, the nocturnal chill of autumn takes over. Get ready to bundle up with one of our stylish and versatile capes; a piece that transforms your summer outfit into fall attire in a cinch.

Tip: tell your friends where you acquired your new favourite piece, because they will certainly be asking about it! Or, better yet, a cape makes a great gift, since it doesn't require knowing the clothing size of the person you're planning to spoil.

The everywhere sweater


Do you have a favourite sweater? It’s only a matter of time before you find it, because Sol Alpaca has sweaters for everyone, both men and women. At work, wear your knit over a collared shirt to maintain a flawless professional look. On weekends, pair it with jeans or casual pants for a comfortable, stylish ensemble. Whether you opt for one with unique details, or decide on a more neutral design, this must-have piece is a great addition to your closet.

Gentlemen, if you're ready to take your style to the next level, dare to add the vest or cardigan to your roster. From office day to happy hour, these pieces will lend a touch of class to your look.

Soft, comfortable socks

Baby Alpaca Socks

Socks for her, Sol Alpaca                                              Socks for him, Sol Alpaca

It is a well known fact that the extremities of our bodies tend to feel the cold first. That’s why it’s essential to protect your feet from the bitter chill of the season. Need we remind you that alpaca wool is breathable? It keeps heat in, while keeping moisture out, making these socks the perfect accessory for the transition between seasons. In addition to keeping your feet warm and dry, they are a great finishing touch with their unique patterns and colours that will not go unnoticed. Gentlemen, we didn’t forget about you. Sol Alpaca also offers a wide range of men’s socks, varying from bold prints to more versatile colours. We guarantee you’ll find something you like.

Essential tuques & gloves

Hat & Gloves

Are your hands frozen but you still need all ten fingers to handle your phone? Is the air conditioning at the office making your hands too frigid to type? We have the perfect solution: adorable, colourful fingerless mittens. If you prefer to keep your fingers warm while walking your dog or while you pop by the local café, we also have stylish gloves that are the perfect allies on chilly days. Not to mention that you will always look stylish.

Do you dream of a lightweight tuque that won't ruin your hairstyle? This is possible thanks to our loose-fitting tuques that will protect you from the elements without leaving you with hat hair. It's even possible to get a reversible design that will double your style options. Whether you wear it with a mid-season coat or an alpaca knit sweater, you'll be on trend. What’s better than that?

The cozy throw

Baby Alpaca Scarf

Isn’t it true that a rainy fall evening is better spent in the company of a plush sofa, a heartwarming movie or book, and a hot cup of tea? Something would be missing though, if you didn't add a soft throw made from irresistible alpaca wool to the mix. We promise, we won't judge you if you fall asleep early!

If you add your favourite scarf to these four essentials, you'll be ready to face the harsh Canadian climate, and enjoy your mid-season activities in comfort. So, does the end of summer seem less daunting now?

Written by Ariane Gagnon
Traduced from french by Jonelle Larouche