Feeling fully festive? Be the novelty dresser
If you’re going for it, you might as well go all out, right? Embrace everything kitsch and build a festive wardrobe you can whip out all advent. On Christmas Jumper Day itself, bring out your most garish number; the one with a Christmassy character or excess texture. This is your chance to go adorkable. Pair with a yuletide headband, whimsical socks and a spruce of tinsel for full effect. A maximalist approach will cheer weary, in-need-of-a-holiday colleagues, but more importantly, you’re dressing for yourself with this sorry-not-sorry approach.
Feeling merry? Be the fashionably festive
If you’re feeling in the festive spirit but need a toned-down look for your office environment, choose an outfit that translates yuletide elements into trend-led details. Here the look to go for is at a glance fashionable, look closer and it’s full-on Christmassy. Slogan jumpers, sequins and wintery critters with a festive touch (think hedgehog in a Santa hat) are the vibe to channel. Pair with calf boots, pleated skirts and your favourite autumn/winter ensembles. This is the kind of outfit we want to be brunching in come December and is a great level of festive dressing for kids - cool without the kitsch.
Feeling tentative? Be the pared-back participant
For some of us, head-to-toe festive dressing isn’t our natural cup of tea. But we want to join in with Christmas Jumper Day without undermining our work authority. The solution? Go for an alpine number. Fair isle knits, for example, have refreshing longevity beyond the Christmas season and look great with chinos and Oxfords for men, and mid-wash jeans or a luxe skirt for women. If you need inspiration, think après-ski, Glühwein in hand. If you’d rather just update your current workwear rotations with a yuletide twist, switch out your current sweater for rich red or forest green iterations. You can happily wear these to the 25th of December and beyond with easy elegance and great cost-per-wear in tow. Christmas Jumper Day, here we come.