My first reaction when I saw Lauren Conrad wearing this outfit at The Grove in LA? Holy ugly sweater party…but then it kind of grew on me and I started to think that she actually looks super chic. I’m loving the look of mixing the ugly sweater with sleek leather pants, pointy pumps and an edgy bag. And I mean, to top it off, she has her hair styled in a deep side part with cranberry lips, to match the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” lettering. The only downside? Her sweater costs $325 and is actually no longer even available. Really? I complained about spending $50 on my ugly Christmas sweater from T.J. Maxx about three years ago. Hmmm.
I found a few cheaper options, that are just as cute, at Urban Outfitters and ASOS and I’m actually really digging the “Mistletoe” version from ASOS since it’s simple (and also, you might get a make out session out of the whole deal).
House of Harlow 1960 Rachel sunglasses; $100
Elizabeth Arden Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Cranberry Cream; $20
Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo; $498
Dex Vegan Leather pants; $59
Nine West Flax black pumps; $75