Listen, we love the holidays: the first magical snowfall, the gift giving, the twinkling lights illuminating the streets. Yet, there are some (usually sartorial) aspects of the season that are less enchanting — like the inevitable Fair Isle sweater an aunt or grandmother gifts you every year. But, this time around, you won't want to shove the holiday knit in the back of your closet. That's right: The Fair Isle sweater is making a comeback, and it's never looked better.
Turns out, you can rock the traditional, multicolored pattern without looking like a Hallmark card cliché. From pairing it with a buffalo-check flannel to using it as the one jolt of color in an otherwise neutral winter palette, we have a few new favorite ways to wear the holiday staple. Ahead, check out five of the best sweater ensembles from Old Navy, and get ready to dig out those Fair Isle knits from the depths of your closet — you very well may want to wear them long into the New Year.