WHAT TO WEAR THIS WEEKEND: FEMAIL picks the best honest footballers for easy style this season
- Dinah Van Tulleken offers tips for adopting the island bird’s fair trend
- Recommends choosing basic colors or muted tones for every day
- British Style Editor reveals a selection of retailers currently stocking the trend
In between seasons
This can be a tough season to dress up for: too early to party, but cool and dreary enough to need a little fun. The solution? Somewhere between a new Christmas sweater—not my style—and simple functional knits, let’s hear it out for the timeless Fair Isle sweater.
Please note that I use the term “Fair Isle” loosely. True Fair Isle is made only on one Shetland island and uses a limited palette of five colours. It’s a generation-old craft that has been fiercely advocated – Chanel borrowed a design from a local artist a few years ago and had to apologize.
No doubt Balenciaga, Loewe and Molly Goddard were careful not to make the same mistake, having placed similar styles front and center of their winter collections. It’s Goddard’s brightly colored designs that top my wish list.
Pictured: Knit, £89, radley.co.uk; Jeans, £72, wyselondon.co.uk and loafers, £195, Russell andbromley.co.uk
The London-born designer teamed traditional knits with her trademark tulle party dresses (remember that pink dress from the popular BBC series Killing Eve?). Insanely brilliant, this is what I would wear to a Christmas party if I had the confidence and the budget.
Combine your prints
Fortunately, High Street has a much more affordable selection. If you’re not going to wear your dress over a party dress, try it with your favorite floral midi—the prints are a struggle now too. Or wear it with jeans. It’s equally easy with a functional blue pair or the unworkable but cool white flares I’m wearing here.
Now shop the trend…