How to Make an Ugly Holiday Sweater Look Chic—Really

How to Make an Ugly Holiday Sweater Look Chic—<em>Really</em>
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Ahh, the ugly holiday sweater...a piece that is so widely celebrated yet so cringe-inducing. If you're going to a party and you just have to wear one, do it—we are all about adhering to a theme. To make the process all the more bearable, though, we styled 3 looks that will take your holiday sweater to a trendy new level.

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Polished & Ladylike


Give a graphic holiday sweater an evening spin with white wide-leg trousers and polished accessories.

Get the Look: Topshop sweater, $75; Diane Von Furstenberg trousers, $348; Michael Kors Collection bag, $490; Mango pumps, $80;

Edgy & Cool


Toughen up a glitzy sweater with a pair of badass leather pants and architecturally shaped extras.

Get the Look: Topshop sweater, $75; Topshop Unique pants, $600; Rebecca Minkoff clutch, $95; Alejandro Ingelmo pumps, $429 (originally $850);

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Casual & Preppy


Opt for boyfriend jeans paired with elevated accessories, like minimal pumps and statement earrings, for a holiday brunch.

Get the Look: Topshop sweater, $75; Alexander Wang jeans, $295; House of Harlow 1960 earrings, $86; J.Crew pumps, $255;

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