Fair Weather Fair Isle Cardigan
What's that saying about March? It comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb? March is definitely acting like a lion this last week. Tuesday dumped five inches of snow in our yard, then Wednesday I watched snowflakes fall out the window at work. I actually turned down a trip to Starbucks since I just could not deal with the outdoors this week. But you can't be a hermit until spring, right? (Or can you...) So instead it's time to dig through the closet and figure out a way to brave the vicious outdoors. Cue the old favorite: the fair isle cardigan.
There's something modern and timeless about a fair isle cardigan. A fair isle print shows off geometric patterns which are fun to pair with simple pendant necklaces or boldly shaped statement pieces. Fair isle is also timeless because I've pretty much worn some sweater with the European knit print since I was a baby. You've got to love a throwback that never expires! This fair isle cardigan put in so much mileage this winter. Black, white, and grey are kinda my thing for the winter, as is being warm, so it's become a pretty central piece.
It's not to late to add a fair isle cardigan or sweater to your closet. I mean, with this weather, you'll probably end up wearing it into April, but hopefully not. If you're dipping your toe into a patterned sweater and don't want to go the full Cosby (wait, should I avoid that now?), look for a fair isle cardigan that pulls from the same color family, like all greens or pinks or black and white. If you're more bold when it comes to your style, I fully endorse this fair isle sweater in all of its multi-colored glory.
Another great thing about a fair isle cardigan is that it can be so much fun for pattern mixing. Originally I threw this cardigan over a plain black tee but how amazing is it with the stripes?!? Stripes dominate my wardrobe so I'm always looking for patterns that play up my favorite, well, pattern. As much as I'm loving mixing, matching and loving on this fair isle sweater, I'm crossing my fingers for a long lasting warm-up this weekend.