STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Christmas Sweater

It's officially December. Begin Christmas overhaul. Twinkling lights wrap around trees on the streets, Christmas carolers serenade in squares and cups of hot chocolate, eggnog and apple cider clink together in holiday cheer. 'Tis the season to snuggle into a nice, cozy sweater.

There's nothing more festive to wear during holiday season than a big heavy pullover. Whether it's navy, maroon red or forest green, opt for a darker color that has bright accents like this Fashionisto's. There's no doubting it's almost winter in Boston; the bright orange and red leaves have fallen and bare branches have been decorated with the first snowfall.

This Fashionisto was ready to trek through New England winter when I ran into him. With a beanie, glittens (mittens + gloves) and a tweed blazer, he was all geared up! The bright holiday sweater caught my eye out of the neutral tones of his entire outfit.

If you want to go all out for an Ugly Christmas Sweater party or just to keep warm on your way to class, try the Urban Renewal Ugly Christmas Sweater from Urban Outfitters, a dark knit sweater adorned with a Christmas tree, presents and Santa—you can't get much cornier than that! Pair a thick sweater with some khakis, like this Fashionisto, or a pair of corduroys for the holiday spirit, like these Dark Forest Stretch Corduroy Skinny Pants by Romeo and Juliet Couture.

Wintertime is the perfect opportunity to dress up! From a dinner party, to a holiday cocktail soiree, to a New Year's bash, you can bring your Christmas sweater to any night out. If you want to dress up a knit sweater, opt for an unbuttoned cardigan over a cocktail dress. For extra glam, add a chunky heel to your look, like the Neutra Platform Pump by NASTYGAL for a parodoxical traditional yet modern ensemble.

Whatever the case, it's important to make sure you stay warm out there! Try this Jackalope Sweater from Madewell layered under a soft button-down, add a pair of winter boots and a cable knit scarf like this ASOS Neon Mix Knit Cable Scarf.

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