It’s sweater weather so I’m starting the week in a cozy and comfy sweater from J.Crew. When it comes to winter wardrobe staples, a cozy sweater always makes it onto the top ten list. While there are many silhouettes, v-necks, crewnecks, cardigans, turtlenecks, or cardigans. And there are a host of patterns, too. Of course, I’m a sucker for stripes and always manage to add one or two more to my closet. But there’s Polka Dot, Intarsia, and my all-time favorite, Fair Isle. So today I am sharing a Fair Isle Sweater for Fall and Winter.
Beth shares a classic Fair Isle Cardigan
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Plus, find more Fair Isle Sweaters at the end of the post
For a little background, Fair Isle is a little island in northern Scotland that has an abundance of local wool and ships that pass by. With sweaters so warm that you didn’t need to wear a coat, an industry sprung up. The Fair Isle pattern drew inspiration from the island’s natural surroundings with colors that drew from nature - sea, sky, heather-covered hills, and mossy rocks. By the 1920s, not only were sailors wearing this iconic sweater, but royals too. Nowadays, everyone has access to a Fair Isle sweater, and I have to say I’m a big fan.
Fair Isle sweaters come in various colors these days and silhouettes from sweater vests to crewnecks to cardigans. This cardigan sweater from J.Crew was purchased last year (similar here, here, and here). Still, there are so many similar available this season that I couldn’t resist trotting it out on a blog post, and I truly believe in shopping your closet, especially when it's built on timeless classics.
The foil jeans are back in action because they’re so darn cute and comfy and go with everything, as well as the patent leather horse-bit loafers. And I have to admit my favorite handbag come fall and winter is the Lee Radizwill from Tory Burch. It’s a great size with two handles, and I love that the suede tan insets complement the black leather.