Non-gimmicky Christmas sweaters
Five fair isle sweaters you can wear without a disclaimer.
Merry Christmas! I mean that in the most inclusive, non-religious, coziest way! Since as you know, I do not even celebrate the holiday…technically. For all those actual Christmas-celebrating moms out there, hope you are enjoying some scrolling while your kids are opening gifts. JK. JK. You’re already on your third coffee, gifts unwrapped hours ago!!
Today, an ode to fashion’s take on fair isle sweaters. Something I am very into, in theory, but find they quickly read overzealous festive. Today, five versions I would be confident wearing even if I were to be seated next to the Olsen twins at a diner. :) And have longevity beyond the last two weeks of December.
The genuine authentic, but upgraded
I dream of this sweater. I’m trying very hard to save up for it and fend off sale season. I know there are a lot of things where I say, “but if I have this one, I’ll never need another”…but I really believe myself this time. Here is a video of Melissa explaining its brilliance. I highly recommend a watch.
A little irony goes a long way
The bright pink of this Molly Goddard number (on sale!), paired with a mannish oversized fit helps it not read girly.
An abstract four-seasoner
Oh my godddddd. Not technically fair isle but WOWWOWOWOWOWOW.
The fair isle jeweled neckline
This feels perfectly 80s to me. Throw it over a white mock turtle, or just a grey t-shirt, pale blue jeans and your brown boots and be on your way. Will look great with flushed cheeks and a wind kissed nose as you de-layer at said diner.
Once again, the mens department reigns
Haters can say what they want, but Hedi really does cut a perfect everything.
Merry merry, and happy sale season to you all. See you back here next week, in 2023!
And on that note, thank you ALL for coming along with me on this new adventure this year. There are so many more of you here than I could have dreamed of and I both appreciate you and take your presence very seriously! I have loved creating for and with you this past year and can’t wait to share my running mental list with you into the next.
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Just when I thought I was done buying sweaters for the season :) cool picks!
I love number 4 with the neckline. So 80s!
Tom, writer of Procurement Bites