If I’m honest that infamous ugly Christmas sweater party is something I wasn’t overly familiar with until recently. One that is more rooted in humorous American tradition than to Australians and perhaps even the rest of the world. For us Aussies, it’s rightly so. Residing in the Southern Hemisphere we are simply not graced with famed a white Christmas. For us Christmas falls in the midst of a scorching summer so sweaters are seemingly irrelevant for obvious reasons. And while an influx of ghastly festively themed t-shirts have always been within arms reach, over the last few years I’ve noted an influx of soirees celebrating this amusing American tradition. Ugly Christmas sweaters parties in Australia, who would have thunk it?
Having been invited to an ugly Christmas sweaters party recently, it had me searching for a little something to wear. Even if the temperatures are set to soar this weekend. So when it came to finding that unseemly piece, I found that I personally preferred a piece that I actually wouldn’t mind wearing post party. Especially considering how I am trying to leave a more sustainable footprint. And with fashion leaving one the biggest environmental impacts on our planet, it personally no longer bodes well simply purchasing something sartorial for a one-off use. While most pieces I found I would struggle to make use of again, there were still many that I found wearable for the other months in the calendar year. Like fa la la sweater, cute and charming and perfect for Netflix kind of nights. Or sporty checkerboard number, one that I feel like is still very much wearable outside of the month of December. And dare I say, cool even? But let’s not forget about those “Filthy Animal” sweaters in reference to everyone’s beloved Home Alone movie. Now that is a piece guaranteed to get copious wear, year round.
Shop a selection of ugly Christmas sweaters below and remember to be kind to all during this Holiday season.