Love it or hate it, the ugly holiday sweater is an unyielding sartorial tradition. Whether forced to wear one gifted to you by grandma or when invited to a friend’s horrible-holiday-sweater party, the thought of styling such a fuddy-duddy piece can sometimes cause serious dismay.
To ease your ensemble-making woes, we’ve posted three awesome getups that you’ll actually want to wear out and about, whether the dreaded topper is even required (yes, we’re serious). Ahead, three rad looks that make the ugly Xmas sweater, well, not so ugly.
For a wear-anywhere outfit, try an unconventional knit with some slouchy-skinny boyfriend jeans, an easy-to-add-on scarf, velvet slip-ons, and some other simple-but-chic accessories.
Pair your festive sweater with leather leggings, flat boots with buckles, a layerable necklace, and a chunky beanie for another outfit that can go from casual errands to dinner with friends.
If you need to wear an ugly Xmas sweater to a dressier occasion or are simply eager to bring the holiday spirit to an office meeting, try this ensemble for a chic, professional, and dynamic look that everyone will be eyeing.
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