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.
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?