The Not So Ugly Sweater

Sweater: Rebecca Taylor  / Skirt: ILY Couture / Boots: Steve Madden / Sunglasses: ILY Couture / Bag: Chanel (similar here & here)

Photography by Meg Niemann | @MSNPhotography

Like I mentioned in my most recent Huffington Post articleโ€ฆ whatโ€™s with the obsession with ugly sweaters? Iโ€™ll rock a festive sweater any day of the week, but ugly? No thanks. Pro tip: if you do get invited to one of these parties, wearing an interesting sweater might keep people from bugging you and win you some admirers to boot.

This sweater, from Rebecca Taylor, is unique, festive and pretty all at once! The colors brighten up the December gloom, and the cropped style is very much on-trend. Why not try pairing a fun, cropped sweater with a pleated skirt? With this outfit, you can enjoy some hot cocoa one minute and twirl around the next.

I paired this sweater with my new pleated skirt from ILY Couture! Read my previous blog post to find out more about the ILY Couture brand! I have been very into the pleated skirt trend this year. You can really rock pleats in every season. You can dress pleats up with heels and a lacy top for a holiday party, or dress them down wearing a cute pair of slip on keds with a T-shirt and leather jacket! The look is girly, understated, and stylish all in one.

Who else is obsessed with pleats this season?!

X kt