Archive | December 2011

Trend Alert: Fair Isle Sweaters

It’s that time of year again when it starts getting cold enough to numb your nose and toes. So it is of no surprise that you see everyone sporting their favorite sweaters, particularly fair aisle sweaters! I’m sure you’ve seen them too. You know, the ones with the unique patterns that are reminiscent of what people refer to as “tacky sweaters” but with a more fashionable twist.

Fair Isle actually refers to a type of knitting technique that uses multiple colors and patterns. The name stems from an island located north of Scotland. These sweaters became popular after the Prince of Wales – or Edward VIII – wore a Fair Isle tank top out in public in 1921. Talk about starting a trend!

There are many ways to wear this type of sweater. You could keep it simple and pair it with jeans and riding boots. If long enough, you could wear it underneath leggings, jeggings, or tights along with a cute pair of flats or oxfords. Also, don’t neglect your accessories! I love wearing long necklaces and some arm candy with sweaters to take my outfit to the next level.

Want to indulge in the trend? Check out a few of the fair aisle sweaters I have found below:

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Links to stores (starting with blue, white and orange sweater): American Eagle, Aeropostale, Lands’ End, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Forever 21

What do you think about the fair isle trend? How would you style a fair isle sweater? Tell me in the comments below!

Stay classy!

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Welcome to Everyday Classy!

Hello there and welcome to my new blog – Everyday Classy!

My name is Mariah, and I have decided to start my very own style blog because I find myself browsing through  fashion/beauty websites on a daily basis and have found a great interest in anything style-related. I love learning new ways to create outfits, accessorize, and apply makeup. Anything involving shoes, clothes, makeup, designer labels, and handbags has my heart. In my free time, you can find me window shopping online. (Some of my friends think I have a problem).

What I hope to accomplish from my blog is to provide advice to fashion and beauty-conscious young people. Since I am also a college student, my funds to support my love of fashion are sort of, well…low. This is why I hope to help those who are just like me and focus on giving style tips and ideas for less. But I don’t want to stop there! Every now and then, I’ll also post helpful tips on everyday life, ranging from interview techniques to healthy eating habits. After all, looking the part isn’t the only ingredient to feeling great and living a successful, enjoyable life!

As I work on my blog over the next few months, if you have any suggestions on posts that I could do, please leave them in the comments below!

Stay classy!