J.Crew Merino Fair Isle Sweater

You’ll never find me anywhere near a mall on Black Friday but I did indulge in some online shopping Wednesday night (since you know, Black Friday really starts online Wednesday night. Next year, it will start on Halloween.) My rewards card was burning a hole in my wallet and after talking myself out of the J.Crew plaid Ettas (maybe if they didn’t have the studded toe…) I decided to pick up a few basics, including the Merino Fair Isle Sweater. I’m loving all of the heavier sweaters coming back in trend, but in slimmer shapes than in years past. This is a sweater that I can cozy up with a turtleneck and jeans to hang out on the family ski trip or dress up with a silk blouse underneath and dress pants and heels for work. 08427_KP3051 I almost looked past this sweater online since the cover photo showed this in navy/burgundy which didn’t catch my eye at first. I love the black and white mix and I’m glad I didn’t debate to order with the 30% promo because it’s already sold out in all sizes but XL. I haven’t been in to my store lately to see if they have it there. The sweater arrived today and I am in love.  It’s a thick sweater without being too thick and I really don’t think the sleeves are that short (they claim to be bracelet). I took my usual J.Crew sweater size of medium in this sweater, I probably could have gone up for a looser fit, but I like the more fitted look. I can see this sweater being in constant rotation for years to come.  A few other items came from the sale order I placed last week, including the Silk boy blouse in Tossed Hearts and wouldn’t you know, it’s a perfect pair with this sweater. I cannot wait to wear this combination of blouse and sweater together! Here’s a quick peek – I just need a good statement necklace to top it off and I will be all set!


So what do you think of this sweater? Can I pull it off casual and dressy? Would love to know what you think and thanks for visiting!



6 thoughts on “J.Crew Merino Fair Isle Sweater

  1. That’s a great sweater – and does it have beading on it (or are those teeny tiny pom poms? I think it’d be a fun piece you could wear both casually and more dressed up for work. I like how you paired it with the hearts blouse, it keeps the whole mixed patterned vibe of the sweater going.

    1. Lisa, they are little pom poms, not beads. I absolutely love it!! Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment!!

  2. Bought this sweater for my gf for Christmas, just a little nervous on the sizing. Curious if you have any jcrew coats? If so are you a medium in them as well. I might have ordered this too small…

    1. Hi – I’m a size 10-12 in J.Crew coats, so a M/L depending on the coat. I take a medium in almost all J.Crew sweaters and 10-12 in their blouses. Hope this helps!

  3. Thanks for the review. The close up pic is great. I didn’t know it had that adorable pom pom detail. It looks amazing with the blouse.

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