Holiday parties are in full swing, and it’s time to pull out those ugly Christmas sweaters! It’s great that something so unattractive is so socially accepted. I mean, who doesn’t want to get into some festive shenanigans and exude some holiday cheer? I am a firm believer in ugly Christmas sweaters, but at the same time I’m pretty picky with my selection process. I’ve found that the best ones are antique, vintage ones. What better way to profess your love for the holidays, than with some heritage? Although, the real problem is where to find them. Today, I am revealing my secret source of where to get the best, vintage, ugly, Christmas sweaters (say that 10 times fast)!
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Now, I’m sure you are dying to know where to get some authentic, vintage, ugly christmas sweaters. A couple years ago, Urban Outfitters used to have some awesome ones with their Urban Renewal line. Although, I’m not sure what happened with that… Let’s petition to bring those back!
Because they are no longer reliable options, I had to resort to other sources. I’m so glad I had to though, because I found the jackpot of all ugly Christmas sweaters. Plus, you are never going to believe where it is! Drum roll please… EBAY! I know that might gross some of you out a bit, but that’s what dry cleaners are for. If you think about it, how many times do you think the previous owners whore their ugly Christmas sweaters? Which brings me to this amazing snowmen sweater. If only I had braved the cold and taken a picture of the back. It shows their snowmen butts. So cute! In addition, I’ve even rounded up some of my faves for the holidays!
At the same time though, who actaully likes to wear ugly things? We all want to put our best foot forward, and ugly Christmas sweaters aren’t exactly the best way to do that. With that being said, I’ve come to figure out the secret to making ugly Christmas sweaters look pretty! Due to the circumstance, as pretty as possible. Styling can make or break an outfit, right? Why not use your styling to amp up your ugly Christmas sweater? I took this task and really relied on accessories and current trends, to help make my sweater more wearable and fashion forward.
Let’s take this J.Crew scarf, for example. Because it is more modern, it makes the sweater socially acceptable to wear. Same goes for these Spanx faux leather leggings. Yes, the hype is so real with these bad boys. I can understand why everyone loves them so much. Not only do they look amazing, but they feel amazing as well! Since they are Spanx, this allows for any woman to wear them as well! They really hit these faux, leather leggings out of the park!
The fun does not stop there, though. White booties have been on prowl lately, in regards to current trends. I took this opportunity to really make this ugly Christmas sweater trendy, but authentic at the same time. With my favorite white, Topshop booties, this look is instantly modernized and pushed further away from the tacky realm of the sweater.
Finish off the look with your favorite coat and a felt hat, and your ugly Christmas sweater is now pretty! I really wanted to add something unexpected to this look, and I think my Anthropologie felt hat was the perfect candidate for it. Although, a cute beanie would be adorable. It’s just slightly more expected. Try something new with your holiday looks, and experiment with your styling! If you are in the market for some festive, accessories to help you out, I have you covered.
For those upcoming holiday parties, take it upon yourself to really have fun with styling your ugly Christmas sweaters. Throw in some fun accessories, and play off your favorite trends for this season. Furthermore, try out Ebay for your ugly Christmas sweater shopping. I promise, it will be they the star of the party! In addition, you can collect them over time. Who doesn’t want to have some vintage pieces in their closet? They are the perfect showstoppers for any holiday occasion! Are you going to be rocking any this holiday season? Let me know where you find yours, and happy holidays!
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