The Fairisle-Scandi Style Sweater Styled 3 Ways

Its that time of the year when you walk in to a shop and you’re bombarded with Christmas jumpers. Some pretty, some funny and some just plain gross.
Now i’m quite partial myself to some festive dressing, especially on Christmas Eve (me and Neo last year in Gingerbread man jumpers), but i’m not one to don a tinsel clad sweater from November.
Also i know lots of people who just don’t care for festive sweaters.
So with that in mind i think the perfect way to give a little nod to the festive season couldn’t be easier than with a fairisle scandi inspired knit.
There’s a plethora of beautiful knits around at the moment and with a cold front imminent (according to Mr Weather man its going down to 2 degrees Celsius next wee. Not gunna lie, this sort of excites me. I’m weird i know, feel free to admit that, but i do love a good dry cold snap and piling on the winter woolies and snuggling under blankets, anything’s better than this god awful rain we’ve been stuck with for weeks on end. Cheers for that Storm Abigail! But i digress.. as usual)
Now seems the perfect time to find a couple of options that could work well for you.
You see the thing i love about a Fairilse jumper, is its a knit for life not just for Christmas, and by that i mean, its not just a one day Christmas wonder. These beauties can be worn lots of ways and still look pretty darn good if you ask me.

This is the one i bought a few weeks ago and love

Mango Scandi Style Wool Blend Jumper

Here’s a couple of ways i’m loving my Nordic knitwear styled up

First up i went straight for the casual. Nice with some relaxed jeans (love these!!), comfy ankle boots and i’ve layered a black  ribbed turtleneck underneath for extra warmth.

Next up adding a gilet over the sweater, some leather trousers and my beloved biker boots. I love this look. It feels like it brings some edge to the Nordic knit. Perfect for a day out Christmas shopping and a spot of lunch.

And finally, a little outfit for when its freezing outside, but you’ve got that pub/christmas doo to go to. this could be perfect.
A little black skirt, some heeled ankle boots and some sparkle with some statement earrings and clutch bag

Plenty of Fairisle sweaters on the market right now.
Here’s a few that have caught my eye this week

From asos


R:Brave Soul

A little bit black and yellow with the Monki option, definitely swerving any Christmassy connotations, but could look gorgeous with some faux leather.

The Brave Soul knit is a pretty little number, love the oversized hem and patterned continued on the sleeves.



Going very Scandi traditional here and these look simply divine. From Swedish outdoor clothing company Fjallraven these beauties are a little pricey but think of all the winters you would get out of these. These just scream to be worn with some Sorel boots, Parka coat and a bobble hat for some pure winter delights.
Lovely right? Defintely my favourites.

Trusty F&F up next

L:Jewel Embellished Fairilse

R:Snowflake Fairilse

A little embellishment is always welcome in my eyes, this time of year just begs for a bit of sparkle.
And of course some traditional snowflakes.

George at Asda caught my eye this week too, these two beauties are delightful



Love the yolk neckline and just the slightest hint of glimmer on these. Plus really on the money at just £18. Prefect for a dabble with the fairilse style.

What are your thoughts on Fairilse sweaters? Love or loathe? Do you own any and if you do how do you style yours?



  1. November 17, 2015 / 5:23 pm

    Adding that jumper to my ever-growing knitwear wish list! x

  2. November 17, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Looks like piano keys!

  3. November 17, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    I though exactly the same as Kezzie, as soon as I saw it – piano keys! That's the musician in both of us. What a fabulous jumper and I love all three stylings.
    And don't think I didn't notice those gorgeous burgundy pointy ankle boots with the leather skirt! It made me chuckle when you said a knit is not just for Christmas – true. In fact I bought a plum coloured chunky cable knit jumper today and I know I'll get loads of wear out it. (And I do also have a Christmas jumper ready – hee, hee)

  4. November 18, 2015 / 8:59 am

    I love them!! They're so cute and you're right, they're there perfect nod to the festive season but then can be worn well into the new year too. My favourite is the one you're wearing, I think. Super cute!! Love the way you styled it 🙂
    Suzy x

  5. November 18, 2015 / 11:04 am

    These Winter outfits make we want to rug up with a latte in front of a fireplace! And that first sweater… gorgeous!

  6. November 18, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    What a great jumper!
    Jumpers are a must and I love the cold too….layers are so stylish!
    The blasted rain is relentless….I wish I had a bare wall to take photographs against (are you in a conservatory or similar in your shots? You look nice and dry anyway. Everywhere looks like a swamp here!
    I am digressing too!!
    I am wearing a scandi cardigan at the moment (Vintage 70's)…it will never be on camera though as it has a hole in it (worn out). I am searching for something similar but modern wool is just not the same as the old-fashioned itchy stuff!
    You can't beat vintage for heat.
    I may need more layers (as you have done here).
    Your "night out" look is right up my street.
    I hate shivering in a flimsy dress/top on a night out (ruins my enjoyment as well as the look). This is a great idea which I might just "borrow" so thank you!
    Fake Fabulous

  7. November 18, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Love your sweater and all the different ways you styled it!

  8. November 18, 2015 / 7:07 pm

    Nordic sweaters are SO CUTE and cozy. The way you styled yours (all three ways) is perfect! Love it!

    Stopping by from the Pleated Poppy link-up!


  9. November 22, 2015 / 3:01 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Great styling ideas!

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