Do you still remember the sweater with the Nordic pattern your parents made you wear around Christmas when you used to be a little girl? You might want to start looking for it, because these patterns have made a huge comeback for the holiday season this year. It doesn’t matter where you live; it is a must to have items with Nordic patterns.
The new old
These sweaters are also known by the name Fair Isle sweaters and they had quite an evolution. In the beginning they were found in black and white only, the natural colors of sheep’s wool. In our days they come in every color and style you can think to meet the needs of the fashionistas of the world.
Just as any other trend, there is an evolution of the sweaters. While they started out boring, now they have changed and made it to the runways of Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.
In our days you can find the snowflake, classic spruce, sleek stripe and fun astrid pattern on sexy sweaters, chic cardigans and also on modern ponchos.
It looks like this is one of the styles that never truly go out of fashion, and now the same patterns have been translated to skirts and leggings and even accessories.
We all know that these items are found in just any shop, but how much should we spend on them? The first thing that you have to consider is your location. How often will you wear the item? It is possible that you will wear it only once a year, but you could also wear it daily, for several years.
In case you would like the sweater to have a long life circle, it is worth to invest a larger sum of money in it to make sure that you get a high quality product. On the other hand, if you just want to have fun with the Nordic prints because you live in a mild climate, you can go for the cheaper sweaters.
For those who are interested in high quality, may wish to find under the Christmas tree a sweater made of cashmere blend. This is a material that for sure you will like.
Also think about the patterns. They come in different colors, and, although you may like to have neon colored snowflakes for the moment, you can be sure that they won’t be that trendy the next season. This is why it could be better to go for the neutral colors.
How to rock the spirit of winter?
Since these prints have a lot to say, make sure that you won’t overdress them. Try to keep the look simple, and as an example, you could be wearing skinny jeans, a Nordic sweater and boots. This way you will look like you are preparing to go skiing and you will be able to make the best of the style. Also you could consider opting for a pencil skirt.
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