Get Your Nordic Sweater On (No, Really, You Can Put it On…)

January 22, 2012 at 10:47 am 2 comments

With the much anticipated snow on the ground, it seems there is no better time to indulge in the trend of rocking a Nordic sweater (also known as Icelandic, Fair Isle, snowflake or ski sweaters). From J. Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch, Christian Dior and Marc Jacobs to Land’s End, Ralph Lauren and even tween retailers like Forever 21, these warm wool wonders for men and women can be found nearly everywhere and have been in style on an off for decades. Case in point: Dale of Norway, the real deal, has been knitting them since 1879. Of course, if you (or a family member) subscribes to the philosophy that everything comes back in style at one point or another, there’s probably one in your closet that is good to go, with a little TLC (and if so, chances are its L.L. Bean). I found a great one, and spotted more (and similar themed legwarmers…) at Closet Revival on Broadway recently. Consignment shops are a great place to find them at a good price.

Seen on celebs including Drew Barrymore, Taylor Swift, Victoria Beckham and more, they may be best known as the quintessential après ski fashion. Paired with a skinny jean or legging with boots, it’s a fabulous wintry look. Personally, I prefer traditional snowflake or astrid patterns over the geometric or check ones, but they’re outstanding either way.  

Photo top: Ralph Laure; above, J. Crew

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jenni Moose  |  January 23, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Moose Mountain Trading Company is one of the best sweater shops on the planet! Our physical store is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and we have a growing online site. You’ll find Dale of Norway, Icelandic, Neve, Kinross, Curio, CoVelo, and more. We were honored to be voted Best Women’s Clothing Store in the 2011 ‘Best of the Boat’ survey and we hope to win that honor again in 2012. Visit our site online at and if you like what you see — Vote!
    Jenni Moose

    • 2. Andrea McHugh  |  January 23, 2012 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks for weighing in Jenni! Since you’re promoting your site here, what do h you think about offering an incentive to Newport Stylephile readers, like 20% off, o participating in a giveaway? -Andrea


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