How To Style A Fair Isle Sweater

OUTFIT 1: Sweater: Old Navy | Shirt: J. Crew (similar) | Denim: Madewell | Booties: Jeffrey Campbell (similar) | Bag: Mark & Graham | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

OUTFIT 2: Sweater: Old Navy | Denim: Levi’s | Boots: Hunter | Hat: J. Crew | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Did you know the term “Fair Isle” refers to a traditional knitting technique originating on a tiny island in Scotland? While a genuine Fair Isle knit may be difficult to get your hands on, most brands offer some iteration of this popular patterned knitwear. Characterized by multiple colors and geometric patterns you can sport this seasonal trend in the form of seaters, leggings or accessories.

Fair Island inspired patterns are festive and cozy making them perfect choice for the holiday season. I recommend choosing a muted or neutral color palette for easy styling. My Fair Isle sweater is no original, but the beautiful black, white and grey pattern is a close alternative. To make the most of this bold winter pattern, I’m showing you how to style a Fair Isle sweater two ways this holiday season!

FUN FACT – this classic pattern first became popular back when the Prince of Wales started wearing Fair Isle sweater vests back in 1921. There’s something to be said about a trend that’s still around almost 100 years later!

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JMD