GolfGarb.co.uk, the women's golf clothing specialists, tell us their five favourite mid-layers for this autumn
And just like that, summer is over and we're now officially in autumn. Although we have the prospect of cooler, damper days ahead, it doesn't mean that we have to feel that way on the golf course. A trusty mid-layer is going to be our friend as we negotiate the fluctuation in temperatures and make sure that we feel comfortable and able to swing freely during our rounds.
What is a mid-layer?
Mid-layers have become more prevalent in recent years, taking on a design and function of their own which differs from a regular sweater (which is also technically a mid-layer). They tend to sit somewhere between a jumper and jacket, a hybrid of sorts, normally with a 1/4 to 1/2 zip down the front, are lightweight, featuring stretchable and breathable fabric technology.
We asked Women's Golf Clothing specialists GolfGarb.co.uk to give us five of their favourite mid-layers that are available to buy and wear now.
Swing Out Sister Zip-Neck Mid-Layer in Icelandic Blue & Midnight Navy
Every golfer needs transition pieces in their wardrobe to get them through the seasons in style. This gorgeous top from Swing Out Sister is one of those essentials - a technical lightweight mid-layer top with a deep zip neck and classic, elegant styling. This example is designed in a timeless colour combination of white and navy blue in an all-over floral print with a pop of sea green as a hidden contrast in the neckline. A relaxed fit with contour seams and pretty gather details gives a feminine shape whilst its moisture-wicking, breathable stretch fabric with brushed back ensures you stay comfortable when the temperature drops. It's versatile nature means it would work equally well with skorts, shorts or trousers on the course or team with jeans for a coffee in town; it could be worn on it's own or layered over a polo as a lightweight sweater and under more substantial outerwear for when the weather changes.
Available in sizes XS to XXL. RRP £39.00 Find out more here.
Green Lamb Zip-Neck Mid-Layer in Navy & Pebble Print
Add another fabulous, versatile top into your wardrobe today, you deserve it! Green Lamb have created this wonderful, long raglan sleeve, mid-layer top with a zip-neck and styled in this season's stunning pebble print with navy. The print, in shades of cerise and berry pink, features on the shoulders, sleeves, yoke and collar, with the rest of the top in plain navy. The technical performance fabric is lightweight, breathable and moisture-wicking. Add to that the brushed back inner for warmth and you have a practical top to keep you comfortable on and off the course. You can wear this top on its own, over another long sleeve top or baselayer and under a more substantial outer layer such as the coordinating gilet. Styled to coordinate with the 'Autumn Spice' collection, this top would also blend into any existing wardrobe with ease, thereby extending your outfit options.
Available in sizes UK8 to UK20. RRP £45.00 Find out more here.
Ping Long Sleeve Zip-Neck Mid-Layer in Navy & Pristine Paisley Print
Layering up just became super easy with this perfect long sleeve top with a gorgeous paisley print detail from Ping. A classic zip-neck design created in the brand's soft sensorcool® fabric so you get moisture wicking, crease resistant and stretch properties that can keep you comfortable and dry with minimal weight, breathability and engineered to move with your game. The timeless navy top has large paisley print in soft white on the upper chest. The ideal baselayer for a fabulous outfit of coordinating layering pieces from the current collection; be inspired by nature and handle the seasons in style.nt collection but would also look great as a contrast to navy or black.
Available in sizes UK8 to UK18. RRP £60.00 Find out more here.
Callaway Long Sleeve Zip-Neck Mid Layer in Cactus Flower Floral Jacquard Print
Every golfing wardrobe needs those basics to see you through your games in comfort and this long sleeve top from Callaway has you covered. Styled in 'cactus flower', a gorgeous dark pink and with a floral jacquard print to the body panels for added interest. The Opti-Dri properties will keep you cool, thanks to the moisture-wicking and the sun protection to SPF40 will ensure your skin stays safe all year round. The contour seams provide a flattering fit and the fine jersey knit ensures this top is perfect for layering. The fabulous colourway coordinates with pieces across the current collection but would also look great as a contrast to navy or black.
Available in sizes Small to XXL. RRP £49.00 Find out more here.
Rohnisch Long Sleeve Zip-Neck Mid-Layer in Black
When the mornings start that little chillier or the sun keeps popping behind a cloud you will need to cover up and this mid-layer top, from Rohnisch, will be the perfect layer. Created in a lightweight, brushed back jersey for that extra warmth and with a fitted, feminine shape and seen here in chic black - this is sporty styling at its best. The high stretch fabric means the top fits beautifully and moves with every swing, whilst the contrast fabric panelling on the upper chest and shoulders provides textural interest thanks to the perforated design. Wear over a long sleeve thermal polo or a baselayer or add an additional over-layer in the form of a lightweight gilet for a truly warming & cosy finish. Looking smart & warm is never difficult to do with one of these Rohnisch pieces.
Available in sizes Small to XXL. RRP £79.00 Find out more here.
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