The Unexpected Staple Your Closet Needs

It's easy to assume the sweater you specifically picked up for your office holiday party won't be worn more than once. But that kind of tunnel vision is exactly how great pieces wind up sitting in your closet catching dust. In reality, as long as you avoid glittery accouterments, we're betting you can pull off that knit long after the carols stop.

To test out our theory, we grabbed five cheery sweaters from Old Navy and attempted to downplay the Santa-red hues and bold Fair Isle patterns either through creative layering, texture play, or going full-on monochrome. The result? Winter-proof outfits you should bookmark for January and beyond. Who you callin’ a one-trick pony now?

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