Fair Isle Fashion

Happy Sunday!

It’s been awhile for me… as you all probably know I’ve been off blog duties and have been enjoying my maternity leave with my sweet new baby boy! I’ve missed spending time on the blog and sharing with all of you, but I’m so grateful that Allie was willing to work solo for a little while as I enjoyed my time transitioning into motherhood.

I have lots of postpartum, newborn, and family posts planned for the upcoming weeks, but today I just wanted to ease back into it with some winter weather outfit inspiration.

You know from previous posts that I enjoy learning and then sharing about the history of certain fashions and trends. Once I saw these patterns, particularly on sweaters, were making a comeback I was overjoyed- a whimsical and preppy dream! Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. It is named after Fair Isle, one of the Shetland islands of Scotland and the patterns gained considerable popularity first in the 1920s.

I’ve taken full advantage of sweater weather and enthusiastically worked these into my wardrobe. I’ll share the looks I’m loving below. As always, all items are linked in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app for you to shop. I’ve also included similar items that I’m loving too! To view, you can click on the links throughout this post.

First up is this Fair Isle chunky knit scarf and beanie pairing by Old Navy. I don’t wear a lot of red very often so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to work in this festive hue. The hat and scarf were both only $6 each and I’ve layered them with a turtle neck and fleece to stay extra cozy. I also own a plaid dress coat that this scarf will look great with.

I absolutely love the tassel detail on the scarf. Because of the Fair Isle pattern, one side has more white in the knit while the other has more red, so you can flip or tie it for a number of different options.

Click here to shop: http://liketk.it/33BD8
J. Crew Factory has their tissue turtlenecks on sale right now and even though my striped print isn’t currently available, I am definitely obsessed with this darling plaid print and I might just have to order one!
Click here to shop: http://liketk.it/33BEZ

This Fair Isle sweater is actually a great quality find from Amazon. I loved that it had navy blue, white, and cream making it perfect to work into a neutral palette. It can be dressed up with a flowy skirt or dressed down with wide leg denim and boots. I actually wore this sweater on Thanksgiving day tied over a crisp collared white blouse. Let me know which look you would wear!

Click here to shop: http://liketk.it/33BEZ
Click here to shop: http://liketk.it/33BEZ
My cream pleated skirt is old, but J. Crew Factory has several colors on sale right now! I don’t think anyone can beat that price and this emerald green color would be so perfect to style for the holidays!

And that’s all I have for today’s post! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead! Much love! ❤️

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