These Cute Ugly Holiday Sweaters Are More Adorbs Than They Are Obnoxious — PHOTOS
Ah, the ugly Christmas sweater. It's a holiday tradition everyone seems to get behind, and it's a fun way to get festive all season long. I love a good ugly sweater as much as the next person, but I don't want to look completely awful in case there's prospective love interests at my holiday parties. Luckily, these cute ugly Christmas sweaters, tops, and tees are made for looking appropriately festive yet still adorable.
For me, a cute Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or nondenominational!) article of clothing needs to be something I would feel comfortable wearing in public. Instead of kitschy cartoon characters, I go for fun cuts, funny sayings, or subtle decorations that look festive but not over-the-top.
Of course if you want to go completely overboard with the ugly holiday pieces, I say go all out. My favorite I own is a giant, bright blue one with snowmen wearing jingle bell hats that actually jingle. But that sweater is definitely not appropriate for every holiday situation, so this year, I'll be expanding my own holiday collection. From sweatshirts to tees, these seven picks will add some cheer to your holiday wardrobe. Throw on some leather leggings and booties and you'll look chic, not clownish.
1. Snowflake Sweater
Sweater with embellished snowflake, $48, ASOS
This is my ideal sweater because it's both neutral and relatively subtle. Plus, it's long enough to wear with leggings. Bonus!
2. Happy Holla Days
Happy Holla Days T-shirt, $12, Target
If you live in a warm climate, this tee is perfect for you.
3. Home Alone Christmas
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal sweatshirt, $19, Etsy
This sweater is a classic, but I love the fun cut and unexpected color. It'll set you apart from the crowd.
4. Home Alone Hanukkah
We can't forget about the people celebrating Hanukkah! I love this hilarious version of the classic Home Alone sweater.
5. Christmas Vacation Sweater
Skew Neck Christmas Sweater, $16, Rose Gal
Maybe not the best for your work holiday party, but this is perfect for hanging with friends (and watching Christmas Vacation, naturally.) I love the off-the-shoulder look.
6. Metallic Sweater
Metallic Noel Sweater, $40, ASOS
ASOS kills the subtle holiday sweater game. I think this one is so sweet, and the neutral color pairs with everything.
7. Mustache Santa
Mustache Santa Baseball T-shirt, $13, Target
I'm a sucker for a good baseball tee, and this funny graphic one is going on my list.
See? Ugly holiday sweaters and tees don't have to be truly ugly. These seven are perfect for every holiday occasion.
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