In recent years, the tradition of the ugly Christmas sweater has deeply woven itself into American culture. We wouldn’t be surprised if you were planning to go to a couple of ugly Christmas sweater parties this weekend.

Before it got really popular, you would have to dig through your grandma’s attic for a moth-ball-smelling sweater. The likelihood of someone showing up to the party with a sweater similar to yours was very slim. But now that this garment is really trending, you can just go out and buy one. Where’s the fun in that?

 

This year, stand out from the rest of the party by accessorizing with a few of these pieces. Just because your sweater is ugly, doesn’t mean the rest of your ensemble has to be!

 

All the Trimmings

 

 

When the dress code calls for “ugly,” navigate the party with chic style by adding some trim to your sweater. A sparkly collar necklace would draw attention away from the sweater’s ugly motif and up to your face instead. Generally, any statement necklace would really jazz up a Christmas sweater! This crystal collar necklaceis the perfect mix of trendy and classic.

 

Fancy Footwear

 

Wow your friends and family by stepping up your footwear. Wearing a stylish heels or boots will make you stand out in the right way. Black boots paired with skinny jeans will make your sweater look stylish. Plus, black goes with even the tackiest of sweaters.

 

Jingle Belt, Jingle Belt, Jingle All the Way

 

 

Ugly Christmas sweaters aren’t known being form-fitting. Add a belt around your waist to give your body shape. The LC carries various colors of skinny belts that do a great job at showing off your natural waistline.

 

Skirts Aren’t Just for the Christmas Tree

 

 

Pair your ugly sweater with a flared skirt for a really mod holiday look. In this case, a baggier sweater would be a good choice.  If you’re worried about being cold, add some tights and cute booties to complete your outfit.

 

Ear Ornaments

 

 
 
Rocking a classy pair of statement earrings with your sweater has the same effect as wearing a statement necklace. Large earrings look fun and it’s a great way to dress up a colorful sweater. These sterling silver drop earringsadd the right amount of bling to your outfit.

 

This holiday season there is no reason you can’t show up to the ugly Christmas sweater party looking trendier than ever. Most of these suggestions even make the ugliest sweaters appropriate for work. If you want to discover even more stylish accessories and bling to trim your sweater, check out our Gift Guide!