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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Styling your Christmas jumpers

The Christmas jumper came back a few years ago; it seemed one year the reindeer print knit jumped out of the screen from an 80s movie, and found itself on the clothing rails of every shop come December. Ever since they've made a return and have basically become a seasonal essential, they've gotten better year on year - but are you going graphic and modern or cheesy and traditional? Here are my picks from Pretty Little Thing's Christmas jumpers..

Go..Graphic, modern and reversible:

We all know the graphic tee is an outfit lifesaver, stuck on what to wear and only really feeling a t-shirt and jeans? A graphic tee will sort you right out and take you from t-shirt and jeans to cool t-shirt and jeans. Graphic Christmas jumpers work the same way, if you're trying to give your outfit a hint of Christmas without being full on knitted snowman, one of the slogan offerings work perfectly. 

It wouldn't be Christmas without a bit of classic gold glitter, usually found within your party dress but if you're not feeling completely dressy why not combine your festive glitter with your knit? When i saw this PLT Christmas jumper it literally spoke to me, the perfect shade of Christmas red and i think it's a slightly more modern answer to the Christmas Jumper. 

Pretty Little Thing Christmas jumpers winter wonderland 2017

Pariring this with a structured coat and heeled boots (in matching seasonal red of course) means it's a more put together offering for the festive period, perfect for quick drinks or a pub lunch after a morning of Christmas shopping. I didn't even realise when i first got this, that this jumper is actually reversible - i can run my hands along the sequins and the "ho ho ho" graphic changes from black writing on a gold background to gold writing on a black background. You can almost cheat and say you've got two Christmas jumpers.. 

This is a thinner knit and because of it's more modern concept it can definitely be dressed up. It's the perfect thickness to be tucked into a skirt, and you could even change it to the black background to get it to fit perfectly with a black skirt and heeled boots. 

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Go.. Traditional: 

So maybe you're not into the modern answer to Christmas jumpers, at some point (myself included) we all want to look like it's Christmas eve 1984 and were in the cheesiest Channel 5 Christmas movie. When that feeling hits there's only one style i go for: bright red, snowflakes, reindeers.. basically like Christmas hit you in the face with this jumper from Pretty Little Thing.  

Pretty Little Thing Christmas jumpers winter wonderland 2017

Yes, this isn't your sleek dress for the office party but it's the perfect thick knit to put on and see friends in over the Christmas period; It's the type of jumper someone wears and it literally brings joy to a table, if i see someone wearing a jumper like this i instantly feel festive. The stereotypical "ugly" Christmas jumper is undoubtedly my favourite, we call them the ugly Christmas jumper but really i find myself looking for the ugliest possible one i can find.. if you can't cover yourself in reindeers at Christmas, when can you? 

Pretty Little Thing Christmas jumpers winter wonderland 2017

It's Christmas, you can get away with wearing a jumper like this but at the same time you can dress it up (stay with me i promise), pairing a long structured black coat with this makes it more dressy and making sure you've got the right accessories helps too! You might not get away with wearing it at the Savoy, but it certainly makes Christmas dressing less serious and more festive, like it should be. 

Pretty Little Thing Christmas jumpers winter wonderland 2017

Pretty Little Thing Christmas jumpers winter wonderland 2017

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What style will you be going for this year? 

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13 comments

  1. You are a Christmas jumper styling expert. I love the one with the coat.

    http://ohduckydarling.com

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    1. aww that's so lovely, thank you! Same, i think that's my fave! x

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  2. Your outfit looks amazing and now I just want to go to Winter Wonderland even if everything is overpriced haha

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! It's lovely though that you can go in for free so you don't have to spend if you don't want to! x

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  3. You look fricken amazing in these photos!! What do you use to curl your hair? I've been trying to get a similar style but I don't know what to use!!
    Liv xx
    livwrites.co.uk

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    1. omg that's so lovely, thank you! I just use a really old babyliss curling wand that i've had since i was about 13! I'm doing a haircare post soon so all of the products and everything will be in there! x

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  4. Only you could make a Christmas jumper look so chic! I’m in love 💕

    Emily xxx

    awhimsicalrose.com

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    1. aww thank you! I think it's great when you can get the Christmas jumper to do both! x

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  5. You look so lovely and chic, definitely think I'm gonna go traditional this year, and I totally can't wait to visit Winter Wonderland!! ❤️

    Sophia | Sophia's Sphere | pearlsofsphere.blog 🌺

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    1. Thank you so much! Yessss i love the good old style and it'll fit perfectly with winter wonderland! x

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  6. You make a Christmas jumper look ever so chic Maria! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion & Lifestyle

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  7. Ooh I have a post like this one going up soon as part of Blogmas this year! I love how you've styled both of these and I absolutely adore a good ol' Christmas jumper xo

    Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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