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Ears To The Street: Fair Isle Knits


L-to-R: Missoni Fall RTW 2010, Christian Dior Fall RTW 2010, D&G Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010.

L-to-R: Missoni Fall RTW 2010, Christian Dior Fall RTW 2010, D&G Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010.

D&G, Rag & Bone, Marc Jacobs, and Prada are just some of the names that come to mind when looking at these beautiful patterned knits. What started as a traditional knitting method by the ladies of Fair Isle, an island located off the Scottish coast, has now become a regular staple in our fall wardrobe.

L-to-R: D&G Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010, Prada Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010.

L-to-R: D&G Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010, Prada Fall RTW 2010, Missoni Fall RTW 2010.

I can look back at photos from my childhood, and some of my favorite outfits include a Fair Isle knit sweater of some sort; thanks mom! Intricate patterns, bold colors ans some jeans – I wish I still had them, I’d rock ’em all over again! No joke. Thankfully though retailers like Topshop, Modcloth and Madewell (to name a few), are catering to this lovely trend and I am swooning over some of these pieces. This Old Navy cardigan should be arriving at my doorstep in just a few days and although it was hard choosing between the colors, I opted for the grey one.

L-to-R: Max Mara Fall RTW 2010, Marc Jacobs Fall RTW 2010, Max Mara Fall RTW 2010.

L-to-R: Max Mara Fall RTW 2010, Marc Jacobs Fall RTW 2010, Max Mara Fall RTW 2010.

Ultimately though this trend is all about the patterns and colors, don’t limit yourself to sweaters; venture out to outerwear, hats, gloves and socks.  And if you’re any good at searching, you can always head to the nearest Goodwill or try your luck on eBay!

L-to-R: Madewell, Topshop, Banana Republic.

L-to-R: Madewell, Topshop, Banana Republic.

L-to-R: Asos, Asos, Free People.

L-to-R: Asos, Asos, Free People.

L-to-R: Asos, Delia's, Old Navy.

L-to-R: Asos, Delia's, Old Navy.

Images courtesy of Elle.

Graphics Layout by: Ashley


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