Nothing says both "cold weather" and "the holiday season" quite like a fair isle sweater. A classic and cool choice, this must-have piece will keep you looking both festive and fashionable all fall and winter long. While going the traditional route never hurt anybody—with straightforward colors—there are also plenty of options out there now for taking the look one step further, like with a negative-space sweater from Alexander Wang and plenty of fun colors. Try one of these top 10 fair isle sweaters on for size.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.