Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Trend Watch: Fair Isle Sweaters

As we start to move from fall into winter, brands and retailers are stocking their racks and shelves with sweaters and heavier knits. It's been a few weeks since my last Trend Watch Tuesday post. So, I thought I would share one that we have seen come and go over the last several years, the fair isle print. Lately I have seen countless fair isle patterns popping up in magazines, stores and on blogs. This design delivers a classic, cozy, fire in the fireplace, hot chocolate and winter wonderland warmth.

Warm Weekend: 

Sophisticated Soiree:

I chose to style two J.Crew fair isle sweaters. One is from their factory store (on sale with and additional 30% off) and the other costs a bit more than I would typically post from the retail store. I couldn't resit and fell in love with it the moment I saw it. Sometimes you just have to splurge on something this magical. The detailed jewel accents are a statement all their own.

I must admit that I haven't purchased anything in the fair isle print just yet. It is definitely on my radar and a pattern that I want to add to my closet in the next few weeks. With lots of holiday shopping in my future and colder temps hitting Texas, these sweaters will keep me both warm and stylish. We also have a few holiday parties headed our way. I am hoping to somehow find a way to recreate the sophisticated soiree ensemble.

SHOP MORE FAIR ISLE SWEATERS

Shanna

40 comments:

PatrĂ­cia M. said...

Loving so much proposal number 2!

<3
http://zazzish.blogspot.pt/

Heidi Fuqua said...

I love the first outfit. It looks so warm and comfy!

Heidi’s Wanderings

Becky M said...

I love the outfits you pieced together! Perfect for fall!

agirlandhersparkles.blogspot.com

Susan Jeffries said...

Wow those sweaters are gorgeous! I think I may put one of those on my Christmas list. I noticed that the jeans are from Target. I am wondering if you know of anyone who has those and how they fit. I just ditched some of my jeans and I am searching for mew ones. I am wondering how these fit - they have good reviews. Thanks! Susan

Nina Piccini said...

I love how you styled these!! Great inspiration; I don't quite have a fair isle but I do have a cute Jcrew sweater with a similar pattern around the neck line.

xo, NIna
afterthe40barfinish

Kimberly said...

I am so with you on this trend and I still haven't found the perfect one yet, but I'm on the hunt too!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

FitTravelerAJ said...

I would totally wear both of these outfits! I am on a mission to find a Fair Isle sweater this season, I have my eye on this one right now (technically its not fair isle I don't think) but I need to try it on because its in the men's section!

http://www.target.com/p/mossimo-black-men-s-cardigan-sweater-gray/-/A-14840619#prodSlot=large_2_13

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

MorganizewithMe said...

I love the warm weekend option, so comfy and fallish!

Hallie Oceanside said...

I just ordered a fair isle patterned sweater last week. I am in LOVE with this style, and so happy it's up and coming!

Samantha Curtis said...

Can't wait to wear sweaters and not feel like a hot air balloon! Haha 9 weeks or less... eye on the prize. Love these.

Rebecca Lately said...

I love fair isle!

Molly Turnbaugh said...

My pinterest board is full of Fair Isle! I just never knew it was called that! I wish I had the money to go and grab up all that I can find, but with this plane ticket for Thanksgiving looming in the very near distance, I just can't :( maybe when I get back I'll spend a little too much of my paycheck on a few pieces!

with love -m
http://mollybeth3113.blogspot.com/

Lewis Lane said...

Warm weekend looks very warm and comfy

Alyssa said...

That warm weekend combo is just screaming my name! It's begging for some hot chocolate, a fire and snow. Love it!

TheTinyHeart said...

I don't have a Fair Isle sweater yet but I could certainly use one today since it's snowing!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Elise said...

I can't decide which one of these I like more. They look like perfect Thanksgiving outfits!

Elise @ Elise Goes Glam

Helene in Between said...

love fair isle sweaters (although I'm not going to lie, didn't know that's what they were called!) but I think they just make any out fit so warm and put together!

Ashley said...

I love both of these looks but the first one is always more practical for me.. Love that crossbody!

xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Stesha said...

yes, yes, and yes! Loving the sweater look, I have ben eyeing them this season... now only if AZ would drop below 80 degrees!! Happy Tuesday pretty!

xxS

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I used to wear fair isle sweaters way back when, but they look weird on me now.

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

Oooh! I totally love that factory sweater! I NEED IT!

Sheila said...

Perfect sweaters for the upcoming holiday parties. :)

xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Style-Delights said...

This is such a cool style of sweaters!! I remember my mom used to knit these for us when we were little (and most of the things were handmade..lol!) Love ur picks so much!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

fleurani said...

the first outfit looks so comfy. Love that this pattern is on style every winter, it already has that vintage touch to me as I am wearing it since I am little :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Jeans and a Teacup said...

These sweaters are so fun! I love the idea of dressing it up with the leather skirt!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

TaraMixandMatch said...

I am definitely in search of the perfect fair isle sweater this year!

Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

I love this pattern of sweaters and I am definitely kicking myself for the three I gave to the Salvation Army right out of HS because I thought they were SOOOO last season... KICKING MYSELF!!! :) (for the record I graduated in 1994, so yeah everything I loved is back in style now)

Brittney said...

These are a bit different from the fair isle sweaters that I've been seeing. However, I do like the neutral color palette and how it would fit into more outfits. I love the outfit on the right---who would've thought that this type of sweater could work for a party?

Brittney

anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

Meghan Ouellette said...

oooh! I looooove it paired with the leather pencil skirt!!

Susan Liberatore said...

Je l'aime! Both of them are great choices.

Rachel said...

The one on the left is my favorite. These remind me of winter- hot cocoa and snuggling!

gabrielle said...

fair isle print is the best! i was actually looking into getting some fair isle sweater leggings, maybe a sweater too.

xo,
gabby

Carly said...

Love BOTH of these outfits!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Katie Did What said...

Ahhh I love fair isle sweaters and the print in general!! I have some amazing sweater leggings that are fair isle print that I loooove and can't wait for it to get cool enough to wear :) They're nice and stretchy, which will be nice for my growing belly ;)

xo

Michael said...

Yes! This is one of my favorite winter season prints. It just screams comfy, cozy ski lodge to me and I love it!

Because of Jackie said...

Ha, for a second there I forgot what today was until I saw my face....surprise! Second, I know how you feel about your teeth, I got braces 4 years ago (for the second time) and had them on for two years. It was mildly embarrassing to be 30 and have braces, but I am SO happy I did it. You won't regret Invisalign. for YOU (not others!)

ashlyn williams said...

yeah i am not so sure about the whole instagram thing either. like how in the world did they get so many followers in such a short period of time? & yes people get offered so many things through there. if you figure it out let me know!

& as for this cute sweater you are wearing, i need it in my life. & good luck with going to the dentist - you can do it girl! & yay for working out 6 out of 7 days - you go!

love you lady!
xo

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Oh wow! I just broke my no-spend-on-myself-in-November rule and bought that orange and navy sweater. I couldn't stop myself, especially with the extra 30%!!

Ashleigh said...

I love the one with orange in it. It's gorgeous!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Johannes said...

I chose to style two J.Crew fair isle sweaters. One is from their factory store (on sale with and additional 30% off) and the other costs a bit more ... fairislesweater.blogspot.com

DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT BY LET IT BE BEAUTIFUL