Monday, November 8, 2010

...Who's the Fair Isle of Them All? Part 1

A friend just told me a story of how her mom had thirteen Fair Isle sweaters in college, until she walked into her dorm to find her roommate counting them out loud to all her friends. Well, my friend's mom can certainly be seen as vindicated this season. Fair Isle showed up on runways in many different forms. From the way D&G hit you in the face with it on some looks, to the way that Rag and Bone hid a Fair Isle sweater under piles of downtown-chic layers, or the way that Marc Jacobs paired an oversized Fair Isle sweater with a ladylike skirt; Fair Isle is an undeniable trend this fall. Not only is it prevalent on the runway, but it is easy to find and pretty easy to find inexpensively! So here are plenty of ways to wear it.

Make Fair Isle feminine by using a wide belt to cinch the waist of an oversize Fair Isle sweater or poncho. Keep the bottom half streamlined by wearing a figure-hugging pencil skirt and black platform pumps. And finish the look off with an oversize clutch with some luxury to it, like this sequin one.