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Tuesday Trend Day: Holiday Sweaters

Christmas is in the air. Holiday lights, music, and decorations are all around. We are invited to holiday parties, participate in neighborhood strolls, and maybe even try out a holiday run. One timeless trend that works for all holiday activities is the holiday sweater. Some people call them ugly Christmas sweaters but I think there is a range in the holiday sweater from classic to tacky. You can choose a holiday sweater look that works best for your holiday event.

The classic holiday sweater reminds me of the type of sweater you would wear on a ski trip. I like these classic sweaters as a reserved holiday sweater look. Most have a subtle snowflake patterns.

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American Eagle

1-AE FESTIVE FAIR ISLE SWEATER STYLE: 0348-6247 | COLOR: 106 $59.95

2-AE FAIR ISLE ZIP CARDIGAN STYLE: 1149-9832 | COLOR: 073 $99.95

ASOS

1-Pop Boutique Snowflake and Stripe Knitted Holidays Sweater $54.45

2-Vacant Holidays Sweater $68.97

3-ASOS Christmas Sweater in Reindeer Fairisle $63.52

The next group of sweaters are starting to go into the tacky category.

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ASOS

1-Club L Holiday Sweater $27.22

2-ASOS Vintage Look Holiday Sweater $68.97

Urban Outfitters

1-toddland Gnome Ski Sweater $69.00

2-The Mountain Santa Panda Tee $24.00

3-Urban Renewal Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt $24.00

4-Urban Renewal Vintage Ugly Christmas Sweater $34.00

The last group of holiday sweaters is the truly tacky, sometimes obnoxious, and even can be called ugly.

There is even a website called my ugly Christmas sweater. Check out some of the samples I found:

http://www.myuglychristmassweater.com/

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ITEM DETAILS

Ugly Christmas sweater with button front. Bead accent bling trees on front, and a lone tree on the back. Tacky holiday party knit. This is a womens cut sweater. Garment measurements: Chest/bust=46″. Length=23″.  PRICE: $19.99

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ITEM DETAILS

Ugly Christmas sweater with padded shoulders and lights. 80s beauty with huge lit up tree. Funny sweater for your Christmas sweater party. This is a womens cut sweater. Garment measurements: Chest/bust=46″. Length=33″. Lights work on two AA batteries (included). PRICE: $59.99

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ITEM DETAILS

Fun 80s acrylic holiday sweater. Remeber those glass ornament that used to shatter into a zillion pieces when dropped? Well that’s one of them on the bottom of this swetaer. It’s a real gem. Tacky Christmas sweater pullover. Festive holiday party knit. This is a womens cut sweater. Garment measurements: Chest/bust=44″. Length=28″.PRICE: $49.99

My friends and I participate in our holiday runs with our ugly holiday sweater vests we purchased at the Garment District in Cambridge:

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http://www.garmentdistrict.com/holidaysweaters/index.htm?gclid=CMTKsc7HqbsCFSvl7AodD1oArg

Or you can create your own ugly holiday sweater with a glue gun: http://www.mrkate.com/2013/12/10/diy-ugly-christmas-sweater/

Ellen made one for Tom Hanks:

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Not up for wearing a holiday sweater, try a holiday t-shirt. Kathryn from the style tab created a fabulous outfit with a holiday tee:

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Check it out: http://thestyletab.blogspot.com/2013/12/ugly-sweater-season.html

You can also wear a local holiday tee:

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http://www.chowdaheadz.com/ugly-boston-sweater.html?Color=NY%3ANavy&Size=4XL%3AAdult%204XL&gclid=CPy89JXiqbsCFUsV7AoddjQAjQ

You can also buy holiday sweater leggings:

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I bought mine last year at www.onlyleggings.com

Also available at pinksugarxo for $18
www.pinksugarxo.com use the code pink10 for 10% off
 

 

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