Fair Isle sweater patterns come from a traditional knitting technique first used in the Shetland Islands, where patterns are created using various colors. They became v posh when the Prince of Wales (and future king of England) wore them in the early 1920s. Conveniently for us, the colors and styles have been modernized to look absolutely amazing when dressed up for a holiday event. Although, please still feel free to wear them near a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa.
I’ve included a round-up of my favorite Fair Isle sweaters at the bottom of this post (how stunning is this one?!) but the mustard Fair Isle sweater I’m wearing today is a favorite found at Nordstrom. To dress it up and make it event-ready, I’ve paired it with some classic David Yurman jewelry and satin trousers that I’m probably going to refuse to take off because I love them so much. I mean really, we don’t spend enough time talking about metallic pants.
As far as accessories go, we’re talking about a classic sweater, so let’s make sure our jewelry follows suit. Here, I’m wearing a pair of David Yurman bracelets (here and here) that I also found at Nordstrom, along with the brand’s stunning mini pinky ring in 14K gold. There are few jewelry brands that make me as warm and fuzzy inside as a Fair Isle sweater does on the outside, and David Yurman is definitely one of them. I still remember opening my first piece of their jewelry from my parents when I was in high school—a piece I still wear constantly!
These David Yurman pieces dress up my Fair Isle sweater in an effortless, sophisticated way, but they’re also just as wearable with your everyday workwear, weekend wear, everything. For this reason, I highly suggest gifting (or requesting…) a David Yurman piece this year—there’s really no limit to ways you can wear these treasures, forever. Add a heeled bootie and this look is 100% ready to party while listening to Celine’s Christmas album on repeat. Check out several of my favorite David Yurman pieces below!
Is your closet lacking in the Fair Isle sweater category? Have no fear. I’ve also rounded up all of my favorite Fair Isle sweaters of the season below! Cheers to a chic and cozy winter in these beauties!
THE BEST FAIR ISLE SWEATERS OF THE SEASON
Thanks to ShopStyle and Nordstrom for partnering on this post!