If you haven’t already marked the 8th December in your diary already, then get to it. No, it’s not the Christmas light switch on or the day the experts say to start your prezzie shopping (although if you haven’t already it’s probably time to get started on that too, December is round the corner, people). It’s of course Christmas Jumper Day, where we all don our best festive knits to raise money for the charity, Save the Children.
And, if this year you’re on the lookout for a new jumper to get yourself feeling and looking merry ahead of the big day, then you’ve come to the right place as we’ve pulled together a definitive guide to the best styles, whether you’re a festive fanatic or more Chrimbo cool. It’s time to get into the spirit in style…
Festive fanatic Christmas jumpers
If you kick into Christmas mode the day after Halloween, can’t get enough of Mariah Carey’s soaring vocals and are always ready to add just one more decoration to the tree, then you need a jumper that is just as enthusiastic about Christmas as you are.
Luckily there are so many jumpers that go that extra festive mile this year: look out for bold shades of red and green, added embellishment and even built-in fairy lights (yep, you did read that right) to ensure your jumper is as joyful as you are. Tis the season after all.
Slogan Christmas jumpers
Sass doesn’t take a break just because it’s Christmas so get your jumper involved in the action. Whether you’re team Santa’s Side Chick, a prosec-ho,ho,ho or number one on the naughty list, a cheeky slogan knit is sure to draw a smile.
If you’re opting for one of these fun knits, I’d suggest avoiding pairing it with dark wash jeans or any tight-fitting bottoms or you might end up looking like a hunsnet reject. Instead, tap into the Y2K trend and wear it with a pleated mini or 90s inspired light wash denim for a much cooler feel.
Fair Isle Christmas jumpers
For a Christmas jumper that looks chic while still tapping into the merriness of the season, look no further than a Fair Isle printed knit. Whether you opt for a classic vintage inspired design or, a more modern take like Ellie’s mini reindeer number, these jumpers are much more subtle than a full-on festive print making them especially great for wearing to the office or more formal venues. Wear with leather trousers or dress your jumper up by pairing with a sequin midi skirt for a Christmas themed look that still delivers on the style front.
Cute novelty Christmas jumpers
If Christmas has you feeling nostalgic for nights waiting up for Father Christmas and eating your way through a whole box of quality street (lets be real, we still do this now), then you want a cute Christmas jumper with a kitsch design. Look out for fun prints like gingerbread men and Christmas puddings for a look that’s totally sweet.
Want to give it a grown-up feel? Ludo’s layered shirt smartens up her knit while tailored trousers will give a polished finish.
Movie-inspired Christmas jumpers
Pay homage to your favourite film with a movie inspired knit. While Christmas films like The Grinch and Elf obviously provide the optimum in festive feels, even non-Christmas films have had the jumper makeover this year. Nope, I’m not talking about Die Hard (which is definitely a Christmas film FYI) but even Jaws and Django have been re-imagined in Christmas jumper form. Not heading out? These babies are perfect for snuggling into the sofa to watch said film in too.
Anti-Christmas Christmas jumpers
Okay, okay, if this is you, you’re probably thinking why on earth would I want to wear a Christmas jumper? Well, just wait until you see the anti-Christmas jumpers that have hit the high street this year. Featuring fun tongue-in-cheek slogans like ‘I prefer Halloween’ and the epically boring ‘This is my Christmas Jumper’ now you can spread your own special kind of festive cheer. Just prepare yourself, as we’re not sure the Christmas lovers will share their mince pies with you once they see your choice of fit and that may just be too high a price to pay.