The good news here is that there are plenty of great Fair Isle sweaters to love this season. The bad news is that most of them are on the pricey side. I’ve got a few here that ring in under or around the $100 mark, but others go higher, and I think part of the reason is that so many of them look like—or actually are—hand-knit. I’d probably switch out the oversized pearl buttons here for something a tad quieter, but I do think this is very very pretty and kind of feminine, as these things go.
Here’s one from Old Navy that rings in just under $50. I dig the pink and black together.
There have been a lot of intriguing-but-flawed collaborations lately: luggage brand Tumi with Missoni, which is gorgeous but pricey; Puma and Liberty of London, which is cute but a little loud for my taste; and Target and Nili Lotan, Rachel Comey, and others, which was fantastic but sold out seemingly in minutes. The only one I’m really loving is Adidas’s partnership with Marimekko, which is cute and fun but not overpowering. I think this hoodie is just golden, literally and figuratively.
How fun: Stan Smiths with a bold Marimekko flower. I don’t usually like sneakers that aren’t solid-colored, but these are just a delight.
A decidedly non-workaday gym bag that could double as a weekender.
I really like the gold stripe details on this puffer, and while the front-and-center Adidas logo is not so much my thing, it’s also not bugging me.
Just a sweet little sports bra that looks pretty comfy.
I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.