There are just some clothing items that return each winter. Leather trousers, lug-sole boots, puffer coats—they re-emerge like clockwork come December and seemingly vanish by April only to repeat the cycle the next year. Fair isle sweaters are another reliably consistent staple of the cold-weather months.
They may be a mainstay of winter wardrobes but the humble fair isle sweater is definitely getting a fashion upgrade this season. Designers by the likes of Khaite and Tory Burch are tapping into the après-ski mood and putting their lens on things for what has to be the knits’ coolest versions yet. From cozy cardigans to luxe mohair and bright color pops, continue on to see the very best fair isle sweaters that winter 2023 has to offer, and a few outfit ideas to match.