Christmas Jumpers: Classy, not brassy


So, I think it’s finally time to swap slogan T’s for Christmas Jumpers. Or maybe I’m getting carried away because i’m putting my tree up later this week. There’s only one problemo though, I hate Christmas jumpers 🙈.

Don’t get me wrong, I bloody LOVE Christmas. I am really really tinsel, baileys, ice skating, black forest hot chocolates, chestnuts roasting on an open fire smack bang in love with this festive period. But that doesn’t necessarily mean I want to look like an Elf.

I do however love a gentle nod to the season. And a slogan jumper like this is right up my street. It has splashes of red (my favourite festive colour) and can be paired with a red lip, red boots or just worn with black. It says “I’m joining in” but in a more sedate way without flashing lights on my jumper. I can go nuts decorating my house all Christmassy and keep myself from looking too mental (n.b I would have no qualms about wearing reindeer pj’s in the house).

Now, I’m not saying all sparkles are tacky but I would personally avoid the battery-operated kind. Tinsel and glitter are also occasionally acceptable in my book but only if they’re done in a cool, subtle way.

Another way of incorporating some gentle Christmas spirit into your wardrobe is with some festive Fairisle (that zig-zag pattern your nan used to wear). The best thing about this look is that you can wear it all winter long rather than just a couple of weeks over Christmas. I’ve included some patterned options in the links below.

To sum up, tacky jumpers definitely have a place this Christmas, but I think that place is firmly behind closed doors whilst decorating your tree to the sound of ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’.

Hope you’re all having a great week,



‘Dear Santa, I can explain’ Sweatshirt

‘Sleigh’ Slogan Jumper

Fairisle Patterned Jumper

Grey Patterned Christmas Jumper

Christmas Slogan Jumper

Zara Sequined Jumper


Zara Leather Look Jeans

River Island Red Boots

Similar Black Coat

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