Christmas is right around the corner and you know what that means, the infamous ugly Christmas sweater is back. What was once previously reserved for embarrassing family photos has now broken its way into mainstream trends. Everyone is wearing these yuletide atrocities. There are even parties where the point is to wear the ugliest sweater you can find. Let’s be honest here, if you don’t currently own one these sweaters, you probably want to. Here are the best tips on How to Have the Ugliest Christmas Sweater This Season.
Where to Find One
The best places to find an ugly Christmas sweater are probably either your grandmother’s closet or your local thrift store. You can also find them online at Ultimate Ugly Christmas or The Sweater Store.
Pick Your Style
When looking for an ugly sweater, you need to decide whether you want a vest, a cardigan or just a basic sweater. The ugliest sweater usually has a lot to look at and some sort of three dimensional element to it. This can range anywhere from fake string lights, to actual working lights, to faux fur, to garland, to small stuffed animals. The sweater has to have some sort of entertainment aspect to it. Without the entertainment, it’s just a regular sweater.
Add the Ugly
Some of us aren’t fortunate enough to find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater. If you’ve found a sweater that simply is not ugly enough try ugly-fying it on your own! You can add garland, sequins or even bows to make your sweater scream “I’m ugly and I’m proud!” You’ll be the talk of all your friends if you create a totally spectacular DIY sweater. You don’t even need to know how to sew, you can use a hot glue gun to apply most of your decorations.
Now that you have the perfect ugly Christmas sweater, show it off! Throw a party complete with eggnog and Christmas music, and compete with your friends to see who has the ugliest sweater of 2015. Happy Holidays!