LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Fair Isle Fantasies

Let's Hear it for the Boys

With Christmas in our rear-view mirrors, it would seem that our days of fair isle and sweater combo items are over until next December — but I am here to prove you wrong! This Fashionisto is an example of how you can keep wearing your fair isle deeper into the winter months without feeling like you’re exhibiting excess Christmas spirit, while simultaneously showing any doubters that it’s the perfect winter pattern.

In recent years we’ve seen a lot of strictly feminine trends transition to men’s style. One of those trends is the scarf. To me, a scarf can make an outfit (and almost never break it). With the right color palette like this Fashionisto is displaying, a scarf can really put together your look.

This Fashionisto is wearing a navy blue button-down layered with a casual, olive green quilted vest, which is the perfect outfit for a chilly winter day. He ties it all together with a burgundy fair isle sweater (like this one!) and a scarf, which he placed casually around his neck. Leaving the scarf untied gives him a more casual vibe and shows off the cool color and pattern. To me, the contrast with his vest is perfect because sometimes it can be hard to incorporate color into your otherwise neutral, earthy winter wardrobe.

This Fashionisto also deserves a round of applause for his lace up boots. The cognac color makes the boots a staple for both fall and winter, while keeping his outfits both casual and classy. The boots, scarf and vest are all essential pieces in this guy’s wardrobe and together they create the perfect go-to outfit.

Hint: Everyone’s warmest winter clothing is usually white, black, navy or gray, so an easy way to break up the bland is to add a scarf. A colored or patterned scarf will add a focal point to your outfit while keeping you warm.

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