STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Not So Ugly Holiday Sweater

Style Advice of the Week

As the holiday season is fast approaching I have started to notice Fashionista/os alike rocking their best holiday sweaters around campus. Fashionistas like the one photographed here, are proving that not all holiday sweaters have to remind you of the ones your middle school teachers would wear, complete with a light up tree or Rudolph’s red nose, nor do they have to be strictly ugly enough to wear to this year's ugly sweater parties. Though Amazon has compiled a list of some interesting takes on the holiday sweater, check them out here for some ideas.

Bloggers Kiel James Patrick and Sarah Vickers prove that holiday sweaters can in fact be chic. Take a look at their Tumblr here. In addition to the photos of over crowded closets with stocked shelves of holiday sweaters, Sarah Vickers has some great holiday style shots which I encourage everyone to try this year. Never has holiday plaid looked better.

This Fashionista was spotted on campus wearing her own take on the holiday sweater. The simple holiday print is complementary to a casual daytime wear and batteries are not needed to spread holiday cheer. She pairs her sweater with a navy puffer vest, which is perfect for the confusing weather Connecticut has been experiencing lately.

Achieving this look is simple. If a print like this is too daunting for anything other than an ugly sweater party, try this J.Crew sweater. The simple holiday print is similar to this Fashionista’s. Or try borrowing from the boys here at Urban Outfitters, which is fully stocked with holiday sweaters. I particularly like this sweater, which has a neutral color scheme.


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