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Ask BB: 5 Ways to Style A Fair Isle Sweater

Fair Isle Fashionable: 5 Ways to Style a Fair Isle Sweater

Any ideas on how to style a fair isle sweater to make it look chic? —@natyta_pao via Twitter

Great question! I headed to Pinterest to find inspiration and rounded up the following 5 looks that showcase chic ways to wear a traditional fairisle sweater right now:

5 Ways to Style a Fair Isle Sweater:

1. Victoria Beckham makes everything look chic by virtue of being Victoria Beckham, but even mere mortals can copy her style by pairing a fair isle sweater with black jeans and ankle boots, then adding badass extras like oversized shades and a cool hat.

2. Diane Kruger makes a questionable fair isle sweater look less grandpa and more gamine by pairing it with a chunky black sweater, black leggings, tweed shorts and a structured crossbody bag. Let's call this smart layering.

3. This sweet streetstyle look takes a fairisle cardigan and layers it over a casual tee, paired with rolled cuff jeans and menswear inspired oxfords in the coolest metallic finish. The mostly black and white palette keeps things modern and fresh, too.

4. Again, here's an oversized fairisle sweater that could look L.L.Bean (not that there's anything wrong with L.L.Bean) but instead takes a fashionable turn when combined with boyfriend jeans and edgy booties.

5. You don't have to go edgy just to make a fairisle sweater look relevant and chic; this lovely lady wears hers with conviction - plus classic bootcut jeans, a quilted bag and cat-eye shades. The lesson: It's often the accessories and attitude that take something from mundane to model-worthy.

How would you wear a fairisle knit?

Inspiration photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
#3 is my favorite although I love all the looks you picked up.
#1 Seepz (Homepage) on 2013-11-21 14:58 (Reply)
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