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Holiday Fair Isle Sweater Styled 2 Ways

October 28, 2022

Can you believe October is almost over? Our trees are beginning to lose their colorful leaves, which is always a reminder to me that the holidays will soon be here. So today I’m teaming up with Talbots to share with you a gorgeous holiday Fair Isle sweater that is perfect now, for Thanksgiving or Christmas and beyond.

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Holiday Fair Isle Sweater with Cords

Holiday Fair Isle Sweater with Ivory Cords
holiday Fair Isle sweater (TTS) // corduroy straight leg pants (sized up) // Chelsea ankle boots (TTS) // earrings

I think a Fair Isle sweater always looks so festive, but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to wear it. These Nordic inspired designs are appropriate any time. I love the mix of guava coral with camel and ivory in this particular holiday Fair Isle sweater. The cotton and wool blend sweater is super soft and fits true to size; I’m wearing my usual medium. The sweater is available in a full range of sizes and misses, petite, plus and plus petite fits.


The holiday Fair Isle sweater is definitely soft enough to wear alone, but you could also layer it over a pretty plaid shirt like this one for a different look and a little more warmth. For this first look I wore the Fair Isle sweater with ivory stretch corduroy straight leg pants.

Straight Leg Corduroy Pants

I was a little hesitant about wearing ivory pants to begin with, but these corduroy straight leg pants are substantial enough not to show undergarments and stretchy enough to fit so nicely. I did size up, as I generally do with most corduroy pants. I just like my cords to fit a little looser than my denim. The straight leg cords come in misses, petite, plus and plus petite sizes. And Talbots also has a curvy fit in the corduroy straight leg pants. I appreciate that Talbots carries so many of their styles in a full range of sizes from 2 to 18, and plus sizes.

Sweater and Cords Outfit for Women Over 50

For the fun of it and a little warmth, I topped the ivory and coral outfit with Talbots’ metallic puffer vest. This lightweight puffer vest features a removable faux fur collar and discreet zipper pockets. I love adding a little metallic to my outfits like this, but you could also opt for one of Talbots’ other faux fur collar puffer vests available in a wide assortment of fashionable colors if you prefer something more subtle.

Metallic Puffer Vest

I love the way this combination of ivory and coral came together. But if you’d prefer not to wear the light neutral corduroy pants, I’d suggest pairing the holiday Fair Isle sweater with the caramel corduroy straight leg pants. I have those, too, and they work great with this sweater. And Talbots also has corduroy jeggings, which read more like a skinny jean. These work great for wearing inside riding boots.

Ivory and Coral Outfit for Winter
metallic puffer vest (TTS) // holiday Fair Isle sweater (TTS) // corduroy straight leg pants (sized up) // Chelsea ankle boots (TTS) // earrings

And if you love this look and want to elevate it just a bit more for the holidays, you might consider the ivory velveteen straight leg pants. Those come in a wide range of colors and a full range of sizes, too.

Holiday Fair Isle Sweater with Jeans

For the next look I paired the cheerful coral holiday Fair Isle sweater with light wash straight leg jeans. Because I like to keep the contrast in intensity low to medium in my outfits, the Talbots’ Vista Wash jeans I already had in my closet seemed like the best choice. They run true to size.

Fair Isle Sweater with Jeans and Boots
holiday Fair Isle sweater (TTS) // straight leg jeans (TTS) // Chelsea ankle boots (TTS) // earrings

These straight leg jeans are marked down and are still available in most misses and petite sizes. My three favorite pairs of straight leg jeans in my closet are all from Talbots. I appreciate the longer length (31″ inseam for misses and 28.5″ for petites), the quality denim with just a little stretch and the true straight silhouette with a slim fit. I think they’re very elongating and classic.

Straight Leg Jeans from Talbots

Talbots carries a wide range of modern silhouettes and lengths in their denim. And many of them come in a full range of sizes and fits. You can check out their full collection of jeans here.

Chelsea Boots

With both outfits I wore the Tish Chelsea ankle boots from Talbots. I purchased these in black and another color last year and they quickly became my favorite and most worn booties. So when I spotted these dark brown Tish boots this year, they were on the top of my list. They feature substantial lug soles, soft nappa leather and a memory foam footbed for all day comfort. I find them to run true to size. And Talbots offers sizes and half sizes 5 to 11.

Teddy Coat

For my sweater and jeans look, I topped the outfit with this darling but oh so chic faux shearling Teddy coat. This fun jacket features a full zip front with a snap at the top and bottom. It has flap/snap pockets and a slightly boxy fit. I did size down for this jacket to a small.

Faux Shearling Teddy Jacket

I love the rich caramel color of this faux shearling Teddy coat. It really creates a very different look with the coral holiday Fair Isle sweater, doesn’t it? The coat is available in a full range of sizes and fits.

Fair Isle Sweater with Jeans Outfit for Fall and Winter
faux shearling Teddy coat (size down) // holiday Fair Isle sweater (TTS) // straight leg jeans (TTS) // Chelsea ankle boots (TTS) // earrings

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We’ve all heard and perhaps even repeated the little saying that if God closes a door He opens a window. But honestly, in my experience, God rarely leads me to climb through a window to get where I want to go. More often than not He requires that I wait patiently for Him to open another door. At times I’ve waited so long He could have cut out and framed another door! A closed door means something in God’s economy.

Sometimes He gently closes a door because He wants us to wait…while He makes other and better arrangements or so that He can mature us for what lies beyond the door. Other times He firmly closes a door to protect us. And then there are indeed times He closes a door because we have acted in disobedience or rebellion and now must face the consequences. So instead of climbing through windows, next time a door closes that you so badly wanted to walk through, why not pause and seek the Lord. He may open your eyes to why the door has closed or He may not. But we can trust that He will indeed make a way…whether through another door or right there where we already stand.

And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. So, passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. ~ Acts 16:6-8

xoxo, Kay
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12 thoughts on “Holiday Fair Isle Sweater Styled 2 Ways

  1. Kay, these outfits look so pretty on you! I ordered the jeans. I hesitate to order from Talbots because you have to pay to return. Here’s to hoping they work!

  2. Kay, this coral sweater is a great color on you! You are glowing! I really like this outfit. I have two dark pair of the cords and they are high quality. BTW, on your YouTube lives, James is reading the questions loud enough to be heard now so you may not need to repeat them. Leaves are turning now in NE TX!

    1. Thanks for letting me know Terry. And thank you for reading and commenting. I’m glad you like the outfits. 😊

  3. Kay, I was very surprised to find that you had just purchased a round toe Chelsea Bootie. So we can still wear round toe shoes not pointy toes?! I really don’t care for the pointy toe’s look wise or comfort wise either!! Nice to see you pay what I’m paying for shoes!! I only buy SAS shoes!!! This stands for San Antonio Shoes!! They are handmade in America!! Some dress shoes use Italian leather but they tell you when that is the case!! I’m only able to wear flats which general don’t have Italian leathers!!!

    1. Oh yes! You absolutely can wear almond shapes toe boots. Yes the pointy toe always looks a little more elevated and current, but, especially for casual looks, I really love the comfort and vibe of the classic Chelsea. Thanks so much for sharing and stopping in!

  4. You look so lovely in that sweater! It is a great color for you. I can’t wear wool:( I love the cream cords though. I’ll have to think about them. Our winters are moderate here in Tennessee. I’ll have to look at my sweaters and see if I have anything that would go with them. I like your rule that you must have three things it will go with. You have helped me so much! Thank you! My daughters are impressed:)

    1. Hi Karin. Thanks so much. Yes, the cords are really nice and I think I will enjoy them. They’ll be quite versatile. And I think they’re 40% off. 🥰

  5. On your recent Instagram , what kind & color nail polish are you wearing? Enjoyed all the tips on jewelry with sweaters. Thanks.

    1. Hi Leigh. I get my nails done at a Paint Nail Bar in northern KY. They are a chain so there might be one near you. But I use a polish that is their own, so I don’t really know the name of it. I love the way my nails are looking since I started getting them done there.

  6. Hi Kay,
    I’m a relative newcomer to your site and I’m really enjoying it. I’m a “neighbor” just south of Indianapolis, next door.
    I’m wondering if you can tell me what lipstick you are wearing in the post with that amazing Fair Isle Sweater? The color is wonderful with your hair color.
    Please keep you’re doing what you’re doing. You’re making a difference!
    Thanks so much,

    1. Oh my goodness! I’m so glad you asked, but I had to hunt all over for it. I knew it was a good one, and it’s the only warm, peachy tone lipstick and gloss I own. But I hunted all over and couldn’t find it. Then I looked in the pocket of that gold vest and voila! Hahaha! I’m wearing this lipstick in 306 Vintage Ruby and this lip plumper over it in Sun Diego Use code KAY15 at City Beauty for discount. And I’m so glad you asked because now I can wear it again!