Fashion is amazing when you think about it.
I love the fact that a surge of colourful enthusiasm can end in even the most resistant of trend-followers wearing items of clothing like the Christmas jumper.
Save the Children ran its inaugural Christmas Jumper Day (‘make the world better with a sweater’) and the charity encouraged people to wear their cheesiest jumper all day long at work and donate £1 for the privilege.
On television we saw celebrities such as Alexa Chung and Leigh Lezark wearing mad Christmas jumpers, and they are all in the high street shops.
They range from fantastic vintage-style jumpers to more modern takes on the trend. There is a collection of contemporary jumpers that look fantastic, red with green stars or simple snowflakes.
The Christmas jumper is full of nostalgia as it carries memories from every decade. Perry Como, Max Bygraves, Val Doonican and Andy Williams all presented their own Christmas specials on television wearing jumpers.
It reminds people of cosy Christmas evenings with the family, when all the presents had been opened and gran is snoring in the armchair after her fifth sherry. Then came Noel Edmunds and Gordon the Gopher in their own special festive knits.
This year I have seen some wonderful versions of the traditional seasonal horror. It’s not a serious trend, but it’s about fun. So why not wear one to work or amaze your children in one? Or, if you’re young, you can just reinvent the whole look with vintage hair styles and beautiful full red lips.
Even the most hard-nosed of fashion consultants can’t help but feel a warm glow when the shop assistants wear flashing Christmas tree light earrings.
The flower man in the precinct is wearing his Santa hat and even my postman has tinsel on his hat.
Go on, get the camera out, and take lots of pictures of yourselves in the once-a-year official season of fashion nonsense. Have a wonderful Christmas.
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