Cute & Bright: 9 Fair Isle Sweaters I Love


This time of year, every year, this lover of all things gray, black and moto jackets starts wanting to don the brightest, cutest most-patterned of Fair Isle sweaters. The festive bug just bites me big time. And it bit last year, too — you may remember when Shana and I both showed up in this festive sweater. We are dorks, but we have fun.

Well, it’s happening again. All I want are these adorable sweaters. And apparently, everyone else does too because just as I was planning this post, the one I’m wearing above sold out. Welcome to my life.

‘Tis The Season For Fair Isle: 9 Cute Sweaters

That’s OK though because there are a TON of other options that are super cute. (And though adorable, the one I have on above isn’t my favorite.) I’ve rounded the best and brightest up below so you too can revel in the donning of Fair Isle.

Gosh, I want all of these. Oh, and OK, a couple of them aren’t bright per se, but they’re still adorable. And that rag & bone option. I die. The majority of these are on sale, but the discounts keep changing on us, so click through to see the latest sale prices!

Pssst…when you’re done here, be sure to head back to Holiday Central for more sales, style and gift ideas!

Oh, hey! 'Tis the season for Fair Isle. We found 9 cute just right for the holidays. J.Crew, Gap + rag & bone all have bright, Zoom-friendly options.

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01 | jcrew aqua: Gosh I love this one! It comes in a navy and red option, too, but this one is my fav.

02 | GAP black & white: This still says festive, just understated. Would be cute to wear with a colorful pair of cords on bottom or a fun pom pom hat. Cotton/acrylic/poly blend.

03 | tommy hilfiger bright pink/ivory oversized cardi: Perhaps the most fun of the bunch. SO bright!

04 | rag n bone taupe/white at Nordstrom| at Saks | at Net-a-Porter: Like I said, I die. Understated, but still such a good pattern, and the coziness factor here is off the charts. Ooh and this snowflake one, too!

05 | anthro bright orange/ivory fuzzy pullover: **Plus & Petite sizing, too!** I mean, the styling here just makes it even better. Any of these would be cute with an olive jacket or pants. That shade is just the best to ground all these bright pops.

06 | romwe blue & rust: I’ve never ordered from this site, but it always pops up for me. This one was too cute not to include!

07 | Loft pinks & yellows cowlneck: So soft and pretty. Pair with faded denim. YES. In Plus Size, too!

08 | velvet by graham & spencer: This reminds me of David Rose, in the best way.

09 | anthro colorful stripes mock neck: So, this one links to Nuuly, and I didn’t realize that at first. It’s a fun subscription box from Anthro, and I tried it last year and actually loved it. You can then have the option to purchase some of the items after trying them at a pretty deep discount. It’s a great way to have some fun new pieces for a month without having to buy them. If you love Anthro, I can definitely recommend! You can stop the subscription easily at any time. All of the pieces I tried were in great condition and returning them is easy.

Shop More Fun Fair Isle Sweaters

There are too many pretty fair isle sweaters to count out there right now, so I’ve included all of the ones I think have the loveliest patterns here below. A few are offered in more than one colorway, so be sure to click through to check out the options.

And there ya have it. Super-fun sweaters to get us through this holiday Zoom season. Won’t we look cute and festive on those hangs?

Have you checked out Holiday Central yet? Go now…holiday sales, gifts and outfits all in one spot. It’s a happy place.Sending a virtual hug through a sweater roundup…cheers, everyone!



Check out the latest in my world over at @laurajansenstyle and join us in our everyday (2020 safe-style) adventuring around Portland, Oregon. If you want to shop my current pieces I’m loving and wearing, head over to My Closet!

Photo credit: The lovely Posy Quarterman Photography

P.S. This one’s for the pinners…

Oh, hey! 'Tis the season for Fair Isle. We found 9 cute just right for the holidays. J.Crew, Gap + rag & bone all have bright, Zoom-friendly options.


  1. Love the sweater on you in the photo! I’ve noticed that L.L. Bean and Nadaam both have some really cute fair isle sweaters this year too!

    By the way, I tried leaving a comment earlier and wasn’t able to. The Captcha verification window was oriented in a way where it wouldn’t let me click “submit” (maybe a bad code change on Google’s end). I was using Safari; now testing to see if Chrome works better. 🙂

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