There are a few trademarks of a great novelty sweater: vaguely holiday-themed, littered with trendy animals and all sorts of random accoutrements. We think that instead of thumbing our noses at these works of post-modern sartorial art, we should definitely embrace them—and wear them on both lazy Sundays and to the next holiday party. They have great versatility, too: don't only wear 'em with jeans! Try pairing them with skirts long and short, solid and patterned. Ahead: 10 cool novelty sweaters (with enough animals to start a small zoo).
This is preeeeeetty trendy but also rather cute—and the jewels mean it would pass muster at even a fancy holiday party later in the season.
$98 at J.Crew.
Marcus Lupfer is the king of elevated novelty sweaters. We think this one is particularly cute.
$440 at Net-a-Porter.