Soz Santa and Rudi, this Christmas we're keeping our chests stylish in Fair Isle prints
While you can’t beat a festive jumper this time of the year, the gimmicky Christmas knits aren’t for everyone. Luckily for you we’ve found the perfect alternative.
Fair Isle is the Christmas jumper’s stylish cousin. It’s still super festive and cosy but, and this is the best bit, you can pick up some really good quality designs too such as this wool blend style from Marks & Spencer – no more itchy nylon? Yes please!
While the Rudolph and Santa knits are strictly for Christmas week only, you can wear your Fair Isle jumper well into January. Team with skinny jeans, over the knee boots and a bobble hat or why not wear yours over a metallic midi skirt and heeled ankle boots for extra style points? Perfect après ski or for New Year sale shopping.
A traditional knitting technique named after a tiny island in the north of Scotland. The print was made popular in the 1920s when the then Prince of Wales, started sporting the patterned knit. This is the same Prince (who later became King Edward VIII) that popularised the Prince of Wales check too – stylish monarch eh?!
With so many Fair Isle knits on the high street we’re spoilt for choice. Our favourites include this hero buy from Swedish brand Lindex while the multi-coloured style from Zara is great for day-to-evening dressing. Layer over a denim shirt or thin roll neck for extra warmth.
Yes it’s that time of year to pile some logs on the fire, drink a glass of red wine, post a snap of your seasonal sweater on Instagram and use all the fun Emojis you only get to use at this time of the year. What’s more, there’s a very good chance you’ll be twinning with your grandpa on Christmas day –what more could you want?
BY: Emma Chandler