I like Fair Isle sweaters a lot: they’re preppy, obviously, but really graphic too, and they even qualify as an ethnic print in my book. You can also have all sorts of matchy-clashy fun with them, and this one—with its pared-down color palette, would be a good candidate for that.
Here’s a pretty classic one from L.L. Bean that’d be aces with broken-in jeans.
I like how the white really pops against the grey here.
And speaking of poppiness, the orange details really kind of make this one.
Earth tones and brights combine here in an improbable but delightful way.
This one is pleasingly oversized and pretty chic.
A cashmere blend that looks supremely cozy.
I really dig the bright pink on this one.
And I like how this Madewell sweater looks reversed out.
The subdued colors here make this a pretty sophisticated choice, and it’s very well-priced too.
This one is just pretty straightforwardly preppy, if that’s your thing.
A pleasingly minimal choice.
A reversed out turtleneck option that I’d wear with grey skinny trousers.
This deconstructed sweater is an unexpected—but really cool—choice.
Mixing grey and brown here shouldn’t really work, but it totally does somehow.
And finally: I really like how the Fair Isle pattern is just barely visible here.