The weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are chock full of reasons to find joy.  Topping my list:  singing along to Holiday tunes 24/7, cocktails with a festive twist, and fun family time.  Plus, all my favorite stores get a sweet Holiday makeover…including the addition of festive sweaters!

We’re all familiar with the typical F-UGLY Christmas Sweaters.  I thought we could create a new category this year.  Are you ready for some FUN+GLEE Christmas Sweaters, friends?  (see what I did there?! 😉)

One of my personal faves–Aerie–has a huge selection this year!  This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Aerie.  I’m just a super fan of their body-positive message, and their massive inventory of comfs.  Aerie’s super cozy pieces are sure to make any body feel comfortable and confident all year-round.  

For reference, I’m 5’4″, 135, 34B, with a 🏃🏽‍♀️ booty and thighs made for running all those Army PT tests  😉

 Ready…set…be MERRY with these tongue-in-cheek Graphic Pullovers.  Wearing size S in the “Nice-ish” print and size XL in the “Naughty-ish”–clearly a customer favorite, since it was the only size left in the store.  Limited sizes left online, also, so hurry if you like this one!

Size up for a relaxed, cozy fit.  I would prefer a M in this one.         


Craving a more traditional look?  Aerie has a bunch of Fair Isle options.  These two caught my eye for their striking patterns and all the pink!  

I absolutely loved the design of the oversized turtleneck sweater, but “Fair” warning (hahaha), it got super itchy even just in the short try-on.   The crewneck sweater was much softer and probably more versatile through Fall and Winer.  It could easily layer with a puffer vest or a neutral scarf.      

Stay with your normal size for the oversized Turtleneck (wearing a S).

Plan to size down for the crewneck (wearing XS and still plenty roomy).


Oh my word, friends, these next 2 are my absolute faves!  I can’t decide if it’s because they make me nostalgic for my short-lived high school ski team days, or they just speak to my love of athleisure.  Whatever the case, do yourself a favor, and add these to your closet NOW!  

The chevron sweater is SO soft and fuzzy, without being bulky.  This one totally came home with me (along with the matching bottoms 😊).  Stick with your normal size for both.  I bought the top in a S, bottoms in a M.     

Size down one (possibly 2) on the super-oversized Ski School Dropout pullover.  Wearing here in an XS.   

Wrapping up the FUN+GLEE search are these sweet thermal tops. 

Sooo…they’re not exactly sweaters, but these thermals are too cute not to be included.  I think, technically, Aerie promotes these as PJ tops.  But, I would totally wear them with joggers, slip-on sneakers, and a puffy vest.  The red top definitely came home with me.  I seriously debated the Ski Bunny top, too, but something about that offset text made my eyes cross  🤪 

These relaxed thermals are pretty true to size.  I bought my normal S in the red.  


Stay cozy, friends.  


Life Out of Camo Brooke