The holidays wouldn’t be the same without a “Christmas jumper.” I’m going to show you how to look good in a stylish 21st century holiday jumper (preferably not hand knitted by your grandmother!) that you can have fun with because fashion is meant to be fun.
The traditional stereotype of the “Christmas jumper” came from the times when your grandma or mother knit their children the worst, ill fitting jumpers ever in Christmas colors, with either a large image on the front or in an unattractive pattern that made your eyes go blurry!
This reminds me of the film, Bridget Jones’s diary when Mark Darsey (Colin Firth) and Bridget (Renee Zellweger) meet for the first time on New Year’s day. Mark is wearing an unflattering green Christmas jumper his mother had made and forced him to wear. The added feature of the huge reindeer on the front only added to the awkwardness of the characters initial meeting.
Christmas is the only time these jumpers are acceptable, you can have fun with them and believe it or not actually choose a cute stylish-looking one. It takes a little confidence to pull this look off, but it’s all about getting in the Christmas spirit and not taking yourself too seriously.
Fashion isn’t always about looking sophisticated. You can still look stylish by adding a little humor and novelty to your outfit. It’s all about choosing a jumper that looks good on you so check that it:
- Fits properly.
- Suits you.
- Accentuates your best features.
- Matches the rest of your outfit.
- Stands out for the right reasons, not because everyone is hypnotized by it.
If you follow these guidelines your Christmas jumper will be your statement piece, so make sure to add solid color jeans/leggings and UGG boots for a polished, fashionable version of the traditional “Christmas jumper.”
Have fun with it, “tis the season to be jolly!”