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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