3/28/11

FAIR ALL, FAIR ISLE

WEAR FALL/WINTER PRINTS IN SPRING/SUMMER
Model Jacquelyn Jablonski for AnOther Magazine Fall/Winter 2010, fair isle socks by Jean Paul Gaultier. 
Fair Isle, Nordic and Navajo prints are all patterns that re-appear in fashion in the beginning of fall. These patterns evoke a "cozy" feeling and are most often used in knitted sweaters, emphasizing the feeling of comfort. Although fair isle prints is the hot trend of fall/winter, this pattern's beginning to sneak into spring. Fair isle is now being seen more in shorts and skirts, allowing this "fall-winter" pattern to now elude into, an all-season trend. 
Forever 21 fair isle skirt & belt, American Apparel cropped top, Tinley Road faux fur coat, Sam Edelman clogs, misc. thigh high nylons. 


           
HOW TO WEAR FAIR ISLE PRINT IN SPRING
1. Go for smaller prints: Fair isle is a pattern ultimately made up of winter-inspired snowflakes and zig-zags. The bigger the print, the more pronounced this pattern appears making it apparent that it's made of winter inspired symbols. Keeping the print smaller will make it appear more "tribal-like" then "winter-y" allowing the pattern to be more appropriate for spring. 
2. Aim for colors outside of gray and brown: Earthy tones such as gray and brown are most often used to depict fall. To stray away from a fall/winter look, look for isle print patterns in non-autumn like colors. In addition, when pairing your outfit make sure the rest of your clothes don't consist of fall-like colors. The colors on my skirt are composed of black, red, turquoise and silver, colors not usually representative of fall nor winter. 
3. Pair it with spring/summer neutrals: Reinforce this fair-isle spring look by pairing your outfit with other spring clothes. Something as basic as a t-shirt, tank-top, or even anything sheer will do. 
4. OR show some skin: Showing off skin is the most basic element someone can do to show that spring is here. It also automatically contradicts the whole fair-isle being appropriate for only fall-winter, allowing people to see that fair-isle can be worn during the heat. 
photo's taken by debra tan of coutureaholic

35 comments:

  1. i love everything that your wearing! i have the same belt. :)

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  3. Beautiful! I love your skirt. It's gorgeous!

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  4. you look breathtaking. really, just amazing. I love this outfit and the tights are to die. Don't forget to check out Lauren Conrad's unaired promo to the show MTV decided not to pick up. Exclusively at...

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  5. Amazing outfit! I love the mix of spring and summer.

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    Btw, like the photos. Great job.

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  7. i love fair isle prints....love the skirt!

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  10. I love the fair isle print. Your second photo is so pretty- nice styling.

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  11. Cute skirt! I never really got into this trend, aside from a pair of leggings I bought in Harajuku on a whim...

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  13. Love this outfit. The print is great. Cool tips.

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  14. i love your blog! you have a great style <3
    im gonna follow youu
    xo

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  15. Love this print too, and your outfit was so cool!
    Love that skirt soo much!
    And i love your blog too, it's great
    I'd love to follow each other!
    Following now...

    xo

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  17. the pattern of the skirt is amazing! Love it!

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    Love your skirt is simply perfect, and the pics are great too. Now following you sweetie :P

    xx
    S

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  24. Oh I so love this sweater ! And I really think I'm gonna wear knee high socks soon :)

    Thanks for your comment !


    xxx


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