Not-So-Ugly Christmas Sweaters

Though they sometimes get a bad reputation this time of year (enter ugly sweater parties), nothing is more versatile throughout the freezing winter season than a sweater. 

Knit, embellished or fuzzy, sweaters are the ultimate piece to wear to a friend’s holiday extravaganza or out for a cup of eggnog with your date. We searched KC shops for cute sweaters for any occasion.

It will be a white Christmas with this cozy style ($188, from Fable). Dress it up for a holiday soiree or down with black skinny jeans and boots for drinks with friends.

One word: embellishments. Feel extra fancy with these glam shoulder accents ($78, from Frankly Basic) while you’re jingling and mingling this season.

With reindeer that shout “happy holidays,” this lightweight Wildfox sweater ($110, from Standard Style) is great to wear while opening presents Christmas morning.

Featuring one of the season’s traditional colors, you’ll feel festive in this red and gray knit ($39, from Fortuity) that’s versatile enough to wear throughout winter. Spice it up with a plaid scarf for an extra pop of print.

If you’re looking for something that shows both your local love and seasonal spirit, meet Raygun’s KC holiday sweatshirt. Emblazoned with familiar images, plus a raygun and a few snowflakes just for good measure, the $35 style is begging to be worn to a party or family gathering. The design is also available on T-shirts and holiday cards.

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