Christmas Jumper Day is fast approaching – 18 December is the date for your diary – so now’s the perfect time to get yours sorted. But if the day fills you with dread, here are some clever festive fashion ideas in our guide to making Christmas jumpers cool
How festive you decide to look with your Christmas jumper depends on how much you are willing to commit. If your family or office colleagues dictate you go for full-on novelty – it is Christmas after all – that doesn’t mean style standards should go out of the window. So, pull off the look by combining novelty with what you would normally wear and you’ll have it cracked.
pieces allow fun
jumpers to shine”
Forget flowers – say it with your knitwear this Christmas. Slogan-emblazoned jumpers shout the sentiment of the season, from a happy ‘Ho ho ho’ to ‘#crackers’ via the timeless ‘Let it snow’, and subtly reference ever-cool retro slogan T-shirts. Most statements appear on otherwise simple sweaters, so you’ve got licence to wear them with more directional pieces such as the leather skirt and softly structured hat shown here.
“GRAPHIC shapes and
block colours show off
While wearing a Rudolph jumper all the time may sound appealing to some, if the thought of all that novelty sends a shiver down your spine, a Nordic-style design is a cheat’s way of getting festive. Distinctive for their suitably seasonal snowflake motifs, they’re actually a type of Fair Isle pattern, typically combining red, cream and black yarns for a Christmas look that retains effortless Scandi cool.
While repeat patterns are undeniably upbeat, for full-on fun look no further than knits with confident single motifs. Whether robin red breasts, sequin-adorned polar bears or Frozen and Peppa Pig designs, these large cartoon-style characters are taking centre stage on jumpers for little ones and big kids alike. The unfussy designs are perfect to pair with other patterns such as checks and stripes – and what child isn’t going to be happy wearing spotty blue tights?
a festive punch”
Photographer: Eric Frideen / Stylist: Niki Brodie / Hair stylist: Arno Hummer
Make-up artist: Adam de Cruz / Models: Scott at PRM, Elise at Le Management, Ethan at B&B