how to style ugly holiday sweaters

How to Style Ugly Holiday Sweaters—Our Stylists Weigh In!

Styling Ugly Sweaters

Ugly holiday sweaters are to the holiday season as marshmallows are to hot peppermint cooca: One’s just not complete without the other. (Overstatement? We think not.) Of course, these delightfully tacky knits often get a bad wrap for, well, being so tacky.

Obviously, there’s a time and place to wear your “bah-hum-pug” sweater or Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer top. But who’s to say you can’t turn your ugly holiday sweater into a woah-worthy ensemble? We asked our stylists for their best tips on how to turn those comically hideous holiday sweater into a fashion forward ensemble, and their suggestions are genius.

“Making an ugly Christmas sweater look fashionable can definitely be challenging. Try getting an oversized sweater (making it a sweater-dress) and pair it with black leggings and over-the-knee boots. Finish your look off with a fun hair accessory like a bow.”Brittany

“Keep your ugly Christmas sweater casual and comfortable during the holidays by front-tucking it into a pair of slim fitting distressed denim and some stylish slip-on sneakers!”Blaine

“Have an ugly Christmas sweater party to go to, but still want your sweater reflect your great fashion sense? Try pairing it with a pair of leather-look skinny jeans and a metallic stiletto.”Eric

“Nothing says holidays like a little sparkle! Pair your ugly Christmas sweater with a sequin skirt or metallic legging to give your outfit some shine.”Katrina 

“To dress up your ugly Christmas sweater, pair it with a fun black suede mini skirt, tights  and some heeled booties!”—Kristy

“Make your once-a-year ugly Christmas sweater edgy and fun. Punk it up with some faux leather pants or skirt and accessorize it with a fun choker.”—Meghan

We hope these expert tips bring some cheer to styling your ugly holiday sweaters each and every holiday season!

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