My favorite trend this winter isn’t for everyone – but I think you should totally give it a try.

Christmas sweaters

We’ve all attended them. Those ‘ugly sweater’ parties where everyone heads over to Goodwill or, heaven forbid, the far depths of your closet in search of the tackiest Christmas sweater likely knitted and gifted with love by your precious (and somewhat senile) grandmother.

Or far worse, that one perfect family who sends that absolutely delightful family Christmas card featuring a portrait of their said perfect family (dog included) in matching Christmas sweaters and blue jeans all smiling and looking (unnaturally) happy against a backdrop of fall trees or the sandy beach.

Tacky, right? But lately I’m obsessed with these sweaters. I want to wear them every day, in fact. And who doesn’t love a nice big comfy sweater? Pair it with a nice pair of wool leggings and some riding boots. Totally chic, right?

The trick to pulling it off is not to go all out and adorn yourself with tons of Christmas attire. You don’t wanna look like a Christmas tree, so opt for more neutral accessories and leave the Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer earrings for another day. Unless of course you are attending a tacky festive sweater party, in which case: go all out my friend.

And while your at it why not try another trend that’s hot lately, hair tinsel. Yes you heard that correctly, it’s like the new hair feather extension where individual strands of sparkly tinsel-like strings are tied to your hair to give it some sparkle. I’ve yet to try it on my own locks – but once I do you’ll be the first to hear about it.

Anyway, enough rambling. Here’s some gorgeous not-so-tacky Christmas sweaters:


1.) 3.1 Phillip Lim – Net-a-porter
2.) Reindeer Sweater -  ASOS
3.) Neon Christmas Sweater  - ASOS
4.) Who doesn’t love Bambi? – Forever 21
5.) Snowflake sequined merino wool sweater - Markus Lupfer, Net-a-porter
6.) Knitted Snowflake Jumper - Topshop
7.) Lara Lips merino wool sweater - Markus Lupfer, Net-a-porter


Ok, I may have snuck that last one in.. so not a holiday sweater but how cute is that with a pair of red skinnies? I die.

Will you be wearing any totally chic holiday sweaters this season? Did your grandmother ever knit you anything fab? Any ugly sweater parties planned? Let us know!