The 11 Best Fair Isle Sweaters to Buy Right Now

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You probably associate fair isle sweaters with preppy, après-ski vibes, but you definitely don’t need to be hanging around the lodge after hitting the slopes to rock one. In fact, the style is having something of a resurgence this winter, just in a slightly more modern, fashion-forward way (think oversize fits, cropped silhouettes and funky colors).

Here, 11 adorable fair isle sweaters to freshen up your winter wardrobe.

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1. j.crew Fair Isle Yoke Puff-sleeve Sweater

This oversize fit with puff sleeves is so cute and feminine, and the muted tones are a beautiful palette for winter heading into spring.

Available in sizes XXS to 3X

Urban Outfitters

2. urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Farley Fair Isle Sweater

If you like a louder, more eclectic style, this one is for you. The mismatched colors and funky designs will pair perfectly with a simple pair of jeans and boots (because it’s clearly the star of the show).

Available in sizes XS to XL


3. treasure & Bond Fair Isle Sweater

These neutrals and cropped fit are calling our name. Pair this bad boy with a some high-waist jeans for an extra cinched look.

Available in sizes XXS to XL


4. caslon Fair Isle Roll Neck Sweater

A classic take on the vintage style sweater is a great way to get in touch with your inner ‘90s.

Available in sizes XS to XL


5. gap Cozy Fair Isle Sweater

Reviewers rave about the extreme warmth this sweater offers, which is all thanks to the merino wool and alpaca hair blend.

Available in sizes XS to XXL

Vineyard Vines

6. vineyard Vines Shine Fair Isle Mockneck Sweater

If you prefer a more tailored silhouette, this one will hug your shape beautifully but stop short of being too snug. (With a slimmer-fit like this, you can—and should—go a bit more voluminous on the bottom.)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

L.L. Bean

7. l.l. Bean Fair Isle Crewneck

Layer a collared shirt under this style for an even more preppy look.

Available in sizes XS to XL


8. veronica Beard Chiana Fair Isle Sweater

We adore how this chunkier sweater carries its design down the full sweater, making it even more eye-catching.

Available in sizes XS to XL


9. free People Forever Fair Isle Long Sleeve Sweater Dress

The sweater dress version of this style may be our favorite of all. This flirty design with pink hues is super cute for date night or a brunch with friends.

Available in sizes XS to XL


10. madewell Somervell Fair Isle Turtleneck Sweater

We plan on wearing this cozy, chunky piece with just about every pair of pants in our closet.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL


11. & Other Stories Button Front Fair Isle Wool Blend Cardigan

Whether you’re wearing this one for Valentine’s Day or just for a pop of color, it’s just way too cute to pass up.

Available in sizes XS to L

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