Fair Isle Made Modern

Fair Isle patterns really aren’t my thing.

They just harken memories of bad 1980s sweaters like these:

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All 80s sweaters via liketotally80s

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And yet … they’re suddenly everywhere. 

Over the weekend, I saw a cute outfit in a magazine pairing a Fair Isle sweater with an icy blue skirt. Specifically, this Fair Isle sweater from Old Navy:

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This rings in at less than $40.

And then I opened up the latest Boden catalog to see this:

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I like the neon pink color pop.

Here’s another option from J. Crew Factory:

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If you’re not ready to commit to the trend, these accessories are a start:

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Splendid scarf

And even though this Boden Hat & Mittens set with a matching Scarf are technically for tweens, I could still see them being cheery and fun for adults:

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Are you wearing Fair Isle this fall?

Striped Dresses

How cute are these two striped dresses?

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They scream casual, effortless summer style to me.

The first one is from MiH jeans (Breton dress) and retails for $240.

The second is a steal from LL Bean for only $49.95.

Don’t dig dresses? You’re in luck! They both also come as shirts, too.

And here’s the perfect tote bag to carry with them:

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It’s on sale at J. Crew Factory right now for only $39.50.