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5 Ways to Style an Ugly Christmas Sweater

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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 them 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 one, 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.


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

1. Throw it on over an all-white outfit

I got this adorable ugly (oxymoron lolz) Christmas sweater from Black Market Vintage, one of my fave Toronto vintage clothing stores.

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 wear it every year lol.

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

I also threw on these cognac booties so I didn’t look like a total snowman.


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

2. Pair it with leather leggings

If I were going to a bar or celebrating with friends during a normal holiday season, I’d prob pair my ugly Christmas sweater with leather leggings and strappy heels.

Or booties, if I had to take the subway and it was -10 outside.

Alas, it is not a normal holiday season, but you can totally party it up with your roommates with lots of wine and lots of cheese (unless you’re lactose intolerant like moi – although I do consume excessive amounts of cheese).

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

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

For a cute and girly outfit, wear your ugly Christmas sweater with a 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!

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.

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!

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

If you’re just doing a casual Christmas with your homies (homies = whoever you live with), you can just go with a cute and cozy outfit.

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:

  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 every single holiday season if you take good care of it!

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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!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on capsule holiday dresses, or any of my other holiday posts.

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Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

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