Skip The Ugly Sweaters This Year, Opt For These Holiday Favorites

Christmas is no excuse for hideous outerwear.

Every year around the holidays, stores try to trick you into spending your hard earned money on an atrocious garment. Why? What would make you want to shell out fifty or so bucks on a purposefully ugly sweater you will wear, at most, once a year? Instead of that, invest in a nice, seasonally appropriate piece of clothing that is both cozy and cute. We have curated a list of options to get you inspired, and we think that it’ll convince you to come over to our (chicer) side. Click on the headers for a link to purchase.

Madewell Floral Hazelwood Pullover Sweater ($98)

Cute and simple, this sweater can take you through the holidays and the rest of the cold months as well. The wool blend, floral design was inspired by retro 70s style.

Draper James Puff Sleeve Sweater in Fairisle ($120)

This puffy-sleeved sweater was spotted on Reese Witherspoon and her daughter, in an adorable mother-daughter pic. Get one of your own for the holidays, or two and recreate the family run!

Todd Snyder Canada Faire Isle Sweater In Cream ($698) 

A little pricier, but oh so cozy! This 100% wool sweater is based on traditional Icelandic patterns and the brand swears that it’s “perfect for all those holiday Zoom calls.”

STATE Cheers Sweater ($79)

Get right to the point with this “Cheers” sweater. It’s a multi-occasion garment. Wear it on Christmas, pull it back out on New Year’s, and perhaps again on a birthday. We love a year-round staple.

Gucci Logo-Intarsia Cotton Sweater ($1400)

This piece doesn’t haven’t to be relegated purely to the holiday season. It’s a standout garment whenever you want to pull it on. The brand says the over-the-top aesthetic reflects Creative Director Alessandro Michele’s love of maximalism.

Polo Ralph Lauren Coco Bear Pullover ($148)

What a dapper little bear. This pullover signals warmth, coziness, and holiday cheer. It’s perfect for a family gathering around the Christmas tree or Hanukkah candles.

& Other Stories Wrap Cardigan ($59)

Perhaps you would like to embody the Christmas tree yourself? Throw on this puffy green wrap and some decorative buttons. You’ll be good to go. When Christmas passes, you’ll have an adorable green sweater in your arsenal.

Michael Kors Bead-Embellished Cashmere Sweater ($540)

Coat yourself in a bit of tinsel with this delicately embroidered cashmere sweater. Up close, the beads resemble small flowers, but from afar, they catch the light like drifting snow.

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