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.
Polished & Ladylike
Give a graphic holiday sweater an evening spin with white wide-leg trousers and polished accessories.
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.com. Topshop Unique pants, $600; net-a-porter.com. Rebecca Minkoff clutch, $95; bloomingdales.com. Alejandro Ingelmo pumps, $429 (originally $850); barneyswarehouse.com.
Casual & Preppy
Opt for boyfriend jeans paired with elevated accessories, like minimal pumps and statement earrings, for a holiday brunch.