13 Fair Isle Sweaters to Help You Channel Cottage Core Vibes All Winter Long

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Solid, neutral sweaters are cool, but it’s hard to beat the rustic charm of a cozy Fair Isle sweater. The kitschy-but-timeless look has been a coveted one for hundreds of years and a fan favorite of the British royal family.

Ready for a little fashion history? According to BBC, the uniquely festive knit design was originated by the people of Fair Isle (an island north of Scotland) way back in the early 1800s for local fisherman to wear. It caught on, and here I am in the year 2021, sitting on my couch, combing the internet for the same pattern. Talk about a style with staying power.

If you’re looking for a sweater that’s mega cozy and just a little bit whimsical, Fair Isle is the perfect starting point. I’ve made your hunt for the perfect Fair Isle sweater easy by picking 13 of the cutest ones. The hard part will be choosing which one (or two. . .) to buy.

H&M’s Cool New Collaboration Is Making Skate Aesthetic Accessible

Skater style is trendier than ever in 2021, and the best part is that it’s women who are dominating the scene this time around. Think back 20 years, and skate aesthetic was a much different landscape – for one, it was machismo that set the style tone, and it was a symbol of extreme sports culture.

Back then, iconic skate and streetwear brand No Fear led the way with its wildly popular slogan and graphic T-shirts. Cut to today, and No Fear is back – but this time, the brand is exploring skater style from a women’s perspective with its new collaboration with H&M.

Cocreated with the all-women skate crew known as Skate Kitchen (you might recognize them from the HBO series Betty), the collection, which consists of 23 garments and 11 accessories, is all about flipping the narrative and reimagining the No Fear heritage and mentality in a more accessible way for a new generation of progressive and inclusive women. So what can you expect? Everything from hoodies and oversize T-shirts to sneakers and stickers, all with graphic logos and a relaxed, unisex vibe. It’s playful and empowering, bringing the confidence to be fearless, in style and in life, to the forefront. See our favorites from the collection ahead!

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