There are just some clothing items that return each winter. Leather trousers, lug-sole boots, puffer coats—they reemerge like clockwork come December and seemingly vanish by April until the cycle repeats the next year. Fair Isle sweaters are another reliably consistent staple of the cold-weather months.
It may be a mainstay of winter wardrobes, but the humble Fair Isle sweater is definitely getting a fashion upgrade this season. Designers such as Khaite and Tory Burch are tapping into the après-ski mood and putting their lens on things for what has to be the knit's coolest versions yet, from cozy cardigans to luxe mohair pieces and bright pops of color. Continue on to see the very best Fair Isle sweaters that winter 2023 has to offer, plus a few outfit ideas to match.