The “You Could Wear It On Top Of A Little Black Dress And Still Look Gorgeous”: Brave Soul Black Snowflake Jumper (New Look, £27.99; also comes in white)
The “Fuzzy Icy Polar Blues”: Pale Blue Fluffy Reindeer Print Christmas Jumper (New Look, £27.99)*
The “Silver Sparkles You Can Wear All Winter”: Cluster Bead Knit Jumper (Mint Velvet via John Lewis, £89)
The “This Looks Better On The Model, But Like Really, Really (Convincingly) Good”: Christmas Intarsia Jumper (Joules, £79.95)
The Closest I’m Getting To Red On This Guide: Pink Stag Print Christmas Jumper (New Look, was £22.99, now £17)
The “Looks So Much Better On The Model I’m Using A Model Shot”: High Jinks Jumper (Boden, was £99, now £69.30)
Up until this year, my experience was Christmas jumpers was limited to, er, seeing them on TV. And movies. Mostly movies, thinking of the scenes that’ve stuck with me — the first that comes to mind is Colin Firth in Bridget Jones, and it’s been actual ages since I watched that, and I only saw it once.
Last year, in the new year sales, I found two fuzzy plain jumpers in forest green and red respectively, and I dubbed them my Christmas jumpers. I think I wore one of them once, but it was itchy, so they didn’t get any actual play until this year. (I’m wearing stuff underneath them. Long-sleeve tees I didn’t have back when I first got the jumpers.)
This year, thanks to blogging and living in London, I’m seeing Christmas jumpers pretty much everywhere, and I have to say: I am a fan. Like with all novelty jumpers, and all clothes, I’m super picky about fit, and texture, and warmth; it is after all the coldest time of year, so I’m not about to wear a see-through cotton thing just because it has penguins on it. Isn’t it kind of incongruous, anyway, to mix penguins with clothes you’ll freeze in? I’m also picky about the design, because while I love reindeers and penguins and snowflakes and Christmas songs like Let It Snow, not all reindeers and penguins and snowflakes and Let It Snows are created equal. For me, it’s not so much about tackiness as it is about, “Do I see myself wearing this and being happy about it?”
So I picked out six Christmas jumpers I absolutely see myself wearing, happily. I’m not sure what my taste says about me, but probably something boring. Or sophisticated, who can say. (Hey.)
Do you like Christmas jumpers? What kind do you go for?
Disclosure #1: I received this jumper as a PR sample. It’s super soft and pale blue looks amazing on me. A+ decision, y’all, even if I still haven’t worn it because it was November. I’m probably breaking it out tomorrow. Disclosure #2: This post uses affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase following my links. Thank you for supporting my blog!