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5 Ways to Style an Ugly Christmas Sweater

5 Ways to Style an Ugly Christmas Sweater

Am I the only one who thinks an ugly Christmas sweater can actually make for a cute holiday outfit?

Why are they even called ugly Christmas sweaters, anyway?

You can style ugly Christmas sweaters with all kinds of different outfits, and they’re just so fun to wear during the holiday season.

If you can snag yourself a nice vintage holiday sweater (at one of Toronto’s best vintage stores), you’ll likely never run into anyone wearing the same one!

Here are some cute and festive outfit ideas you can wear with your ugly Christmas sweater this holiday season.

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Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas


Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!
Turtleneck: Amazon The Drop | Sweater: Black Market Vintage | Denim: Levi’s | Booties: Call It Spring

1. Throw it on over an all-white outfit

I got this ugly yet adorable Christmas sweater from Black Market Vintage, one of my fave Toronto vintage clothing stores on Queen West.

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I actually got it over 6 years ago for $10, and it may very well be the best $10 I’ve spent at a vintage store because I actually wear it every year lol.

To chic it up for your Zoom (or IRL) office party, throw on your ugly Christmas sweater over a white turtleneck and white denim.

I also threw on these cognac booties so I don’t look like a total snowman with all the white on white.


Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!
Sweater: Black Market Vintage | Pants: Aritzia | Heels: Steve Madden

2. Pair it with leather leggings

If I were going to a bar or out and about celebrating with friends, I’d pair my ugly Christmas sweater with a pair of sleek leather leggings and chic strappy heels.

Or booties, if I had to take the subway and it was -20 degrees outside. *shivers*

Even if you and your friends are homebodies, you can totally party it up with lots of wine and lots of cheese (unless you’re lactose intolerant like moi – although I do consume excessive amounts of cheese).


Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!
Sweater: Black Market Vintage | Skirt: Aritzia | Boots: Aldo

3. Wear a miniskirt with over-the-knee boots

For a cute and girly holiday outfit, wear your ugly Christmas sweater with a suede miniskirt and over-the-knee boots.

These Sheertex tights are amaze, because they literally cannot be destroyed.

How many nylons have you torn and tossed after just one wear???

We gotta make the best sustainable fashion choices we can, y’all.


Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!
Sweater: Black Market Vintage | Skirt: M Boutique | Flats: Franco Sarto

4. Style it with a pleated midi skirt

I luv me a good pleated midi skirt – they go with so many different pieces in your closet.

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Honestly, this gold pleated midi skirt was an impulse purchase, and even I’m surprised by how many times I’ve worn it.

I wore simple black mules from Franco Sarto to let the rest of the outfit shine (literally 😉).

I also have a separate blog post all about how to style pleated midi skirts all year-round!


Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!
Hat: Necessities | Sweater: Black Market Vintage | Denim: Topshop | Slippers: UGG

5. Pair it with a cozy hat, blue jeans, and warm slippers

If you’re just doing a casual Christmas with your homies or your fam, you can just go with a cute and cozy outfit with your ugly Christmas sweater.

Wear a simple pair of blue jeans (maybe not high-waisted jeans if you plan on eating a lot), a cozy toque or beanie, and some warm slippers.

I love these UGG slippers I got a bajillion years ago – they’re so warm and comfy!


How to style an ugly Christmas sweater in different outifts:

  1. Throw it on over an all-white outfit
  2. Pair it with leather leggings
  3. Wear a miniskirt with over-the-knee boots
  4. Style it with a pleated midi skirt
  5. Pair it with a cozy hat, blue jeans, and warm slippers

I think ugly Christmas sweaters are super cute, and you can literally just rock the same one with different outfits every single holiday season if you take good care of it!

What do you think of ugly Christmas sweaters? What are some other cute outfit ideas you’d wear with an ugly Christmas sweater? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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Ugly Christmas sweater outfit ideas to wear this holiday season if you're not sure how to style them!

patrika

Sunday 10th of January 2021

I have tried the outfit in the new year party and it rocked.. The best part about the outfit was the color combo.. Thanks for the idea.. - Anne beliya (Reviewsuncle.com)