Let’s face it Voyeurs, Christmas jumpers are going nowhere, over the past decade or so, we’ve seen them skyrocket in popularity. What started off as a bit of a joke, has become an annual trend that gets bigger every year. Whether it’s an ugly Christmas jumper, a fairisle jumper, a sequinned beauty, something with a cheeky slogan, or a tinsel knit, everyone should have at least one Christmas jumper in their wardrobe.
There’s more than just hideous knitted sprouts and cheeky slogans behind us wearing our Christmas jumpers though. Each year children’s charity Save The Children nominate and set one Friday in December as national Christmas Jumper Day and children and adults alike pay a suggested minimum donation of £2 to wear their Christmas jumpers instead of their regulation uniforms and work clothing. (NB you can donate to this appeal any time throughout the year, not just on Christmas Jumper Day).
If you’re looking to sleigh the Christmas jumper trend and inject a little more glamour into your festive wardrobe, here’s a little gem I found during a recent team up I did with Boohoo.com on their Christmas campaign. It’s a Christmas jumper that still screams Christmas, but definitely not in the ugly Christmas jumper kind of way.
This is one that can be styled as an oversized piece or in your regular size and can be worn very casual with jeans or with your most glam party outfit. This one is wool but has tinsel threat throughout so it glitters under the light making it feel just special enough to wear with kick pleat skirts or PVC pants and glitter disco boots for Christmas and New Year’s parties.
As a party look I’ve layered it over a star embroidered dress from Topshop’s 2017 Halloween collection for a more witchy vibe (you know me) with some flat quilted Chanel boots although you can pick up some almost identical ones from Grenson Shoes – a brand which is super hot right now thanks to Holly Willoughby’s stint in the Australian jungle. Unfortunately I had to take these pictures on my landing because there was sleet, wind, all kinds of crappy weather outside and my autistic 11 year old having an almighty tantrum underneath the Christmas tree at the time – cue shrugging emoji.
So, if you’re looking to escape the ugly Christmas jumper trend this year, or just to add to your ever growing collection, I know that’s what I’m doing, then consider a tinselly piece to throw over your party outfit. Whatever you do, make sure you sleigh this season.