Personally I can’t imagine christmas without ugly sweaters. For me it’s part of the pre-Christmas period. You know, to somehow get a little bit easier into a christmassy mood. Either with reindeers on it or santa itself – I love them aaaall.
The sweater as a garment already exists since the late 19th century, the kitschy Christmas version came on the market the last few decades. Bill Cosby was a modern pioneer of this invention and is especially therefore well-known in the US. Thanks to Cosby and Chevy Chase in „National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation“ the ugly sweater experienced its revival until the popularity fade again in the 90ies.
In recent years, it feels like the ugly sweater was rediscovered by a lot of people again. But the trend is somehow no longer comparable with the past. The sweater got a slightly ironic note and has more of a hipster-y touch. – No one takes this trend serious. Rather, the ugly sweater spread calmness and somewhat cozy, creates anticipation of Christmas with our beloved ones and also has something pretty trendy per se.
I’m sure a lot of people think that wearing Christmas sweaters is a fashion faux pas, but one thing is for sure: there is hardly any garment on this planet that manages to give us that warm and fuzzy feeling, which brings back memories of our home and childhood. Above all, on cold winter days it’s pretty practical garment too. Could you ask for more?
For today’s look I decided to put on a more minimalistic version of the ugly sweater and combined it with a pair of high waisted jeans and my amazing parker from Tally Weijl. – I’ve been looking for a similar & no real fur one for such a long time. Found it HERE by chance. Luckily, exclusively for my readers I also got a -20% discount code wich I’m allowed to share with you Simply enter FLEUR20 at the end of your ordering process :)