Holiday season is fast approaching and you’ll no doubt be on the lookout for cozy knits to keep you warm. However, when shopping for your Christmas sweater this year, there’s a fine line between festive and frumpy. Get it right with our simple checklist to finding a sweater that is both on-trend and festive…without looking like you got a makeover at Santa’s grotto.

Christmas sweater dos:

Keep it simple – basic pieces with a hint of Christmas spirit are your best option. Try a sweater with a simple motif  like this Fair Isle Fringe Sweater or a delicate snowflake design that says winter wonderland.

Fun slogans – create an edgy vibe with a slogan sweater. These designs are often a great conversation starter when you’re invited to Christmas gatherings and are simple to style with classic jeans or your favourite leggings.

Premium fabrics – nobody wants that dreaded itchy feeling associated with the sweaters you were forced to wear when you were little. Look for soft fabrics that are guaranteed to keep you warm and are comfortable on the skin.

Christmas sweater don’ts:

Anything stick on – pompoms, baubles and bells are a definite fashion faux-pas. This type of embellishment can add years to your look and often appears cheap, not chic.

Colour overload – red, green, white, gold, silver. Sometimes it can all get a bit much. Stick to one or two colours to keep your outfit classy and modern.

Christmas lights – they started making an appearance on holiday sweaters in the last couple of years, but think practical. Stick to basics and fuss-free dressing.

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