Christmas Jumper Day 2019

4 genuinely stylish ways to wear your Christmas jumper

Christmas Jumper Day is today – Friday 13th. As you can probably imagine, Xmas sweater day isn’t the highlight of the fashion crowd’s calendar. Yep, bad luck if you have to wear one to work, but let Zips It Up show you how it can be done the “fashion” way.

Christmas Jumper Day is all for a good cause, so shouldn’t be too “looked down upon”. Charity Save the Children kicks off the eighth year of its annual fundraising event. Last year, you’ll remember, the likes of Kate Moss and Liam Payne rocked their STC Xmas jumpers.

So, if you want to support the cause without committing unpardonable fashion crimes, how about these?

A splash of sparkle

MSGM metallic knitted jumper | £494 | 

How about a metallic knit? London’s own Chinti & Parker has some seriously shimmery offerings, and MSGM has a disco-worthy Christmas jumper to take you straight from desk-to-dancefloor.

Say it with a slogan

Bella Freud Love Sick intarsia-motif wool jumper | £310 

Bella Freud’s designs are light-hearted and wearable year-round. Just add a chic pair of jeans or flares and some statement earrings, et voila!

Cool cashmere

Mandkhai’s plated rib jumper | £670 | 

The Christmas jumper is the silly season’s sartorial hallmark, but it needn’t conjure up knit nightmares – far from it. To invest in a knit with longevity, turn to cosy cashmere. Pair with your favourite jeans, a statement jacket and you have a very well-done Christmas Jumper Day ensemble.

Cult Argyle knits were rolled down the catwalks of J.W. Anderson and Molly Goddard, and come to think about it, did they ever really go out of fashion?

If you’re unenthusiastic about the notion of an over-busy top half, opt for a classic knit in a limited palette of primary colours. For the office, there’s nothing more on-brand than an Argyle knit with slim-leg trousers and some chic flats.