I have always loved Fair Isle sweaters, classic and modern in all the right ways! When I think back to my childhood, I recall my Nana knitting me all sorts of things: from dolls, to animals, to scarves, to leg warmers, to sweaters…..you name it, she knit it…. and I loved it! What a lucky girl I was! Out of the plethora of fabulous things ‘me Nan‘ would knit for me, the Fair Isle sweater was by far my absolute fav! Named after a tiny island in the the north of Scotland, Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours on a garment. This past year we saw a huge resurgence of these ‘huggy’ jumpers, in fact, if you search the interwebs, they were on many a trend board. Fortunately everything old is new again, you can find the Fair Isle sweater in bunches at your local thrift store, and for a fraction of the price! I scored the one I am rocking in today’s post for a mere five dollars at a downtown thriftstore call The Black Market….remember this? I decided to add a posh spin on the styling by pairing a gold blouse and a menswear inspired pant with the vibrant sweater. You like?
The Fair Isle sweater from J crew is stunning but I believe it retailed for approximately $200.00. Just a tad over my budget!
A splash of Mac’s Morrange lipstick and a camel fur stole completes the look, which by the way, is 90% thrift!
Have a great day!