Is there anything more winter than fair isle sweaters? Okay so what about a fair isle sweater and a mug of hot cocoa? Your answer has to be no, there is nothing more wintery than that because if it’s not you are doing winter wrong. Because here is the deal with fair isle sweaters — you can wear them at any time. See? I have it dressed up above and dressed down below. And if you really want to go with the whole Christmas eve / winter nights theme you can pair them with adorable leggings, tall socks and yes, I’m going to say it — a mug of hot cocoa. And maybe the movie Love Actually.
I think the other thing I like about fair isle is that it’s wintery without being holiday. Holiday trends like sparkles, sequins, etc kind of fall off after the end of December / first of January. But on every other winter day for the next few months, fair isle is not only accepted but welcomed. And that’s my ode to fair isle this winter. You know what? I feel like for the first time in 5 years on this blog I’m actually coming around to winter. It’s not so bad after all. (But I claim the right to retract this statement at any time during the months of January and February.)