Holiday Sweaters That Will Transform Your Jeans Into a Full, Glam Outfit
It's highly possible that this year, your big holiday celebration will either be virtual or super small. And, while you might dream of getting dressed up in some sort of fancy, ruffled dress, when the day finally rolls around, you'll realize that comfort is key, and there's really only one main outfit solution: a trusty pair of jeans.
However, while your go-to move might be to pair this closet staple with a plain old tee, a fun holiday sweater is arguably the smarter choice. Instead of reaching for "ugly" options or something child-like with a snowman graphic (which still qualifies as cool in our book, tbh) we're all about getting a bit more glamorous this year, with ruffles, embellishments, and classic fair isle prints. This way, once the holidays are over and we enter 2021, you won't have to retire that baby to the back of your closet.
Ahead, shop our holiday sweater picks, whether it's a crop top to pair with high-waisted denim or a cardigan to layer over a jumpsuit.
Alexander Wang Faux Pearl-Embellished Cardigan
That embellished trim truly takes the cardigan trend to the next level. Pair it with an off-white mock-neck for a monochromatic look.
Pair a Cardigan With Lee Jeans Women's Vintage Modern Union-Alls
Even if you aren’t thrilled about slipping on your skinnies to lounge around the house, you can still style a festive cardigan with Lee’s Vintage Modern Union Alls, an easy yet sleek denim jumpsuit (aka a onesie). The one-and-done piece is quick to throw on and loose enough to actually qualify as comfy, while a colorful or sparkly layer will give it a holiday-friendly boost.
Demi Lee Valery Cardigan
So, you're not exactly into dark, forest, or Christmas red? Go a different route with this bright teal, which will surely stand out at the dinner table.
La Ligne Dash Sweater
A way to incorporate a seasonal color (red!) without the risk of going overboard.
Hanifa Sia Crop Sweater
Show some skin while staying cozy, thanks to those long, knit sleeves.
Tanya Taylor Kyra Knit
You don't have to wear metallics to embrace the spirit of the season. Just with a bold design on top, then add a shiny pair of earrings.
Anthropologie Eris Sweater
Nothing will boost your winter mood quite like a fresh floral print.
& Other Stories Diamanté Fringe Sweater
It'll be near impossible not to twirl and shimmy while rocking this silver fringed sweater.
South Parade Let It Snow Cashmere Sweater
It's the fashion-forward, adult version of the graphic sweater you loved as a kid.
FARM RIO Metalic Ruffle Sweater
Even if you're wearing your everyday jeans, you can still make them feel fancy by incorporating some ruffles.
Victor Glemaud Black Slash Sweater
Channel Meghan Markle — while impressing your relatives via Zoom — with an eye-catching, cutout design.
Eloquii Pearl Embellished Sweater
We're getting snow vibes from this pearl-embellished mock neck, which is also a seasonal, dressed-up twist on your average knit.
Tory Burch Merino Fair Isle Sweater
Who says neon citrus shades are just for the summer? It's time to swap out the go-to grays and black for something a bit bolder.
CeCe Collared Bishop Sleeve Sweater
Of course, a few key changes to the classics will also work, whether it's an unexpected collar, voluminous sleeves, or both.
Boden Christmas Sweater
Kate Middleton is a fan of this brand, so it's nice to imagine that she has the same print somewhere in her wardrobe.
Old Navy Cozy Plaid Crew-Neck
Even beyond the holiday season, this preppy, plaid printed sweater will probably get plenty of wear.
Paloma Wool Twister Pullover
Why mix red with green when you can color block it with orange?
Frances Valentine Angie Border Cardigan
This sweater jacket is an easy and quick way to elevate a basic tee.
ModCloth Ardently Etoile Pullover
Another motif that's popular during the month of December? The star, aka the detail that transforms this short-sleeved sweater into something special.
LOFT Polar Bear Sweater
It's quirky, but in a subtle way, due to the neutral colors.