Dyed in the Wool

This season ditch the cotton for something cozier.

Think wool’s just for winter? Think again. Stylist and Duchess Boutique owner Rachel Sciaba says merino wool is actually great for all seasons because it regulates body temperature and is super soft and chic. She’s stocking up on Emu Australia’s spring lifestyle collection for women, which is hitting her shelves this week: “Styles are clean and simple, focusing on fit,” she says.

We love this sophisticated, sand-colored cardigan paired with the delicate paisley scarf. The lightweight woven scarf is a perfect transitional piece when seasons change, and the top is slightly heathered, adding depth and texture: “Avoid natural hues that are flat,” she says. Here, “the exposed seams add a hint of interest, and the draping is soft and easy.”

Duchess Boutique, 77 Union Street, Newton Center, 617-964-0054, duchessboutiquenewton.com.