While most of us gladly put our kids in fair isle, we steer away from it ourselves. Somehow it seems to dangerously walk the line between classic and crazy-Christmas-sweater when it comes to adult-sized looks. Love it or fear it, though, it’s a top look for winter, and this year bolder is better. Carrying off the look with modern flair is all in how you style it. With faux fur trim, vibrant colors and all-over stitch design, these styles function as your statement piece. The rest of your ensemble needs to stay sleek and neutral. Think jeans tucked into boots or slim-leg pants with flats. It’s a cozy look that will take you through all the cold winter months ahead.
Ralph Lauren Ferovia Fair Isle Hoodie, $199, ralphlauren.com
Press Chunky Fair Isle Open Cardigan, $89.60 (sale), bloomingdales.com
Free People Cropped Fair Isle Pullover, $118, shopbop.com
Merona Toggle Fair Isle Cardigan, $30, target.com
Sam & Lavi Berlin Top in Nordic Print, $110, singer22.com