how to wear a fair isle sweater

sweater weather has arrived, so there’s no shortage of sweaters to suit your fancy. from cardigans to turtlenecks to crewnecks, there’s no doubt a sweater with your name written on it is available. for a simple classic look, i typically reach for a turtleneck. this is one sweater that looks a-ma-zing when paired with blue jeans or a skirt. and it looks fantastic tucked underneath a blazer. cardigans can be worn year-round with cotton come summer and cashmere come winter. but there’s nothing better than a classic fair isle sweater made with a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. it’s named after one of the Shetland Islands. it soared into popularity in the 1920s when the Prince of Wales sported a fair isle jumper (love the British term) in public.

every winter, i’m always on the lookout for classic sweaters. Talbots is always a good source. and they never fail to have novelty sweaters on hand. this year shades of purple are seen everywhere in the fashion landscape, so i decided this cable knit sweater interspersed with lavender, pink flame, and grey sky was a perfect choice.

fair isle sweater

how to wear a fair isle sweater

sweaters look fantastic when worn with leggings, skirts or blue jeans. and they give an extra layer of warmth in the cold winter months. today’s ootd starts with a cable knit sweater size medium from Talbots splashed with color. look at how beautiful lavender looks when combined with silver grey. this was the inspiration for my outfit. so out came a pair of grey denim size 6 (old, similar here) and silver loafers (sold out, similar here) plus a lavender herringbone blazer from J.Crew. y’all have seen the grey herringbone blazer styled on the blog here and here. it’s a classic that never goes out of style. i will mention Talbots carries a Shetland blazer that’s a beautiful shade of lilac. didn’t i tell you shades of purple are everywhere this year?

fair isle sweater

fair isle sweater

fair isle sweater

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10 Comments

  1. Georgia Peach wrote:

    Good morning!
    Love a Fair Isle and these colors are perfect on you.
    Size 6,woot woot!
    Awesome. Love the sidewalk shots w/the beautiful fall leaves.
    Happy November 🍂🧡

    Posted 11.2.20
  2. Susan Vilardo wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful sweater and blazer. The Colts are fantastic and look beautiful on you!

    Posted 11.2.20
  3. RORY wrote:

    I love your look today.

    Posted 11.2.20
  4. Eve wrote:

    Beautiful outfit. I do love lilac and silver grey together. What is the second color on the sweater? It look Like a shade of pink like mauve. I believe I have a jacket in that color. You look lovely as always.

    Posted 11.2.20
  5. This outfit has you looking very thin and trim (you always look fab but this time especially so) Love the purple on you.

    Posted 11.2.20
  6. Lynn O'Brien wrote:

    The purple herringbone blazer looks terrific with the sweater Beth.

    Posted 11.2.20
  7. Andrea wrote:

    Fair isle🥰. I learned to knit whilst laid up with a badly broken foot, joined a knitting group and was Introduced to Fair Isle knitting by some lovely Icelandic ladies – addicted. Easier than it looks, but purchased items can do the job too.

    Love the way you styled it. Brings it into a city look with ease. Double zip/button Cardigans can also be a great option for those of us whose internal heaters still surprise from time to time – grin.

    Posted 11.2.20
  8. cathy ogi wrote:

    Like it with the silver shoes!

    Posted 11.2.20
  9. deri ceket wrote:

    your combinations are so beautiful

    Posted 11.13.20
  10. Gorgeous sweater!

    Posted 11.17.20

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