If there was a time to put on an over-the-top wool sweater with Cardi B‘s face stitched within the middle of it, now can be the time. For years, vacation sweaters (ugly, cute, and every part in between) have been a staple of December wardrobes. It’s the one time a yr when you’ll be able to whip out one thing borderline gaudy and nonetheless obtain tons of Instagram likes for the way cute your OOTD is. The downside is: The common vacation sweater, with its bells, lights, and Vaudeville-esque stitching, will get a bit outdated.
That’s the place we are available. Long are the times when a haphazardly sewn-on reindeer wins you a vacation sweater contest. To actually wow your loved ones, you’re going to want one thing unique, and what higher method than to nod to a few of the decade’s greatest popular culture moments, from the dying of Harambe (R.I.P.) to the worldwide obsession over “Stranger Things.” Besides, why would you need a reindeer on your sweater when you’ll be able to have Drake or Eleven or Jon Snow? To encourage your vacation wardrobe, we rounded up 20 pop culture-inspired vacation sweaters to store (or reward) this season.