A winter staple like no other, and perhaps one of the MAIN winter trends this season is the fair isle sweater. This sweater that is so reminiscent of childhood days and snowy weather has been upgraded to cult status and most ultra luxurious brands have spun their own iterations. No longer reserved for the holiday season or après ski, this cool weather staple is so versatile and can be paired with almost anything.
Named after a tiny island in the north of Scotland, this trend is cropping up everywhere and you can dress it up fairly easily and obviously dress it down. When you think of styling a fair isle sweater you have to consider balance, texture and pattern. And since combining textures and patterns seems to be the running theme this season, aim to pair your fair isle sweater with your long leather skirts or with your flared corduroy pants. A cropped number can be worn with high waisted pants or layered over tops. You can wear oversized fair isle sweaters with figure-hugging leather pants for an edgy look, or with casual denim and long skirts. They can also be easily worn with tailored pants and sneakers for that ultra chic look. Check out our styling pics below.