Ahh, the ubiquitous ugly holiday sweater. What once was a cheerful way to keep warm in the '80s has now turned into a so-tacky-it's-trendy fair-weather fad. (Thanks a lot, Bill Cosby.) Entire parties get thrown in honor of these sartorial atrocities, reminding us that: 1) Most things from the '80s should stay in the '80s, and 2) no one looks good in red and green. No one. Not even you. Check eBay, Etsy or your local Goodwill, and you'll find yourself swimming in Fair Isle patterns, snowflakes, and discarded knitting projects with triangular Christmas trees and lopsided presents.

What we're offering here are not those sweaters. These holiday sweaters are kiiind of on the naughty side. They're perfect for that inevitably themed party with your friends, but we doubt Granny and Pop would approve. In fact, there's a good chance they'd be straight-up offended. Or maybe they'll deck the halls with LOLs. IDK. Either way, we've rated each from one to 10 in terms of how vulgar and/or confusing your grandparents may find it, along with its party-pleasing potential, should you take it out in public. 'Tis the season to be tacky! (Fa la la la la, la la la la.)



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The Sweater: Granny Got It ($40)
Vulgarity: Nine. It doesn't get much worse than murder.
Confusion: One. We all know how this song ends. Although it kind of looks like grandma is about to get run over by MULTIPLE reindeer.
Party-Pleasing Potential: Five. Points for clarity and the allusion to a campy holiday tune, but there's one major downside: being forced to listen to everyone you encounter sing that song, word for word.
What Would Grandma Say: "Young people these days have no respect for their elders!"


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Rita Ora

Get as cray as Rita Ora.
Photos: @ritaora Instagram/Macy's

Rita Ora really is just like us. After a full day, she likes to recuperate at home, in a comfy sweater. Of course, our full days aren't usually spent stunning everybody at the British Fashion Awards in a silver sequined Vivienne Westwood dress and then getting cast in Fifty Shades of Grey, but sometimes we have to hit up the supermarket after work, so, same diff.

After saturating her Instagram with high fashion yesterday, including pictures of her in a Tom Ford black-and-white fur coat and a Philip Treacy headpiece, Rita shared a pic of herself wearing a "Cray"-emblazoned sweater from Madonna's Material Girl line. While Rita, who is the line's current spokeswoman, probably got the sweater for free, you can steal her steez for under $50.


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The new icon collection from Memes On Clothes.
Photo: @themocbrand's Instagram

YASSS! Our prayers have finally been answered (and then some). We've been touting the genius of Yolo Polos ever since they first started stitching hip-hop memes on shirts, waaay back in August. After they paid tribute to Dada Drake (#DADALEAN), we put in a humble request for a Wheelchair Jimmy version. In September, we got an extended color palette, Jay Z's Dad Dive (#AWKWARDDIVE) and Miguel's Billboard Leg Drop—which, of course, we welcomed to the polo shirt fold with open arms. Sadly, Miguel's meme shirt was recently discontinued, but DRY YOUR EYES because the newly re-branded M.O.C. Brand now has FIVE new viral icons and one of them is—you guessed it—Wheelchair Jimmy. We're not sayin' we had anything to do with it, but... *flips hair*


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Britney Spears

Britney Spears: turtlenecks' biggest fan.
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No one loves turtlenecks more than Britney Spears. It's just a fact. From her immaculate white "Sometimes" top to her red latex "Oops...I Did It Again" catsuit to her mid-aughts Starbucks run uniforms, the Louisiana girl-turned-woman has been a fan of the hyper-modest neckline since way back her earliest days of pop superstardom. That's not to say she didn't also delve into lower-cut territory (and midriff-baring and micro hemlines) because she totally totally did, but Brit's thing for turtlenecks, and even a subtle mock neck, is pretty unique, and with the exception of Spears herself has remained a relic of the late '90s until now.

Despite it not necessarily being the most flattering steez for most normal humans, Britney has stood by the look for over a decade and may be the precise origin to blame responsible for the sartorial phenomenon that is the short-sleeved, cropped turtleneck. Now, to celebrate her 32nd year (AND because we're right on the heels of her eighth studio album Britney Jean), we're offering up 32 turtlenecks for any brave lady (Brit included) whose closet (and clavicle) is feeling a little bare.


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The most important person to shop for? YOURSELF. Peep our pics from MTV Style Holiday Gift Guide.

After dropping billz on your BFFs and the dudes in your life, you've gotta TREAT. YO. SELF. As long as you're throwing things into online shopping carts left and right, why not let a few things for yourself fall in, amirite? Your friends/family/significant others/pets deserve thoughtful gifts, but so do you. Who knows you the best? YOU DO.

As with our BFF and dude gift guides, we've rounded up a variety of gifts, from spa sets to sweaters to shoes. In the market for a bag to end 2013/ring in 2014 in style? We've got you. Want a fragrance you may actually wear daily rather than just promising yourself you will? We found four that are right up your alley. There are things that will help you have a festive holiday season, things that you'll use all year, and things that no closet should be without (see: Style Wars scarf). Check our glorious gift guide after the jump!


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Get the dudes in your life something they'll love (and use!) from MTV Style Holiday Gift Guide.

If you're still freaking out because Thanksgiving is one week later this year and therefore gives you less time to holiday shop for everyone in your life: fret not, we've got you covered. Yesterday, we brought you the gifts that your BFF is sure to love, no matter her taste. Today's gift guide focuses on the dudes in your life, whether that's your brother, boyfriend, or BBF (boy best friend).

We searched high and low (all while sitting in the same chair) for things that dudes are gonna love, from sweaters to home goods. We have camping gear for your favorite mountain men and grooming kits for the fancier guys. There are kitchen wares for any aspiring chefs you may know, as well as books for the literati in your life. Seriously, we've got it all. Once you check it out and get shopping, you'll forget about all the wrapping you have to do in the next 3 weeks! Enjoy your temporary ~serenity~ and peep the guide after the jump!


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Word to the wise: anyone who tells you that they already know exactly what they're packing for Thanksgiving break is a flat-out liar. Or, like, a really good planner and someone we could all stand to learn something from. Either way, packing for a four-day weekend can be harder than packing for a two-week trip—because if you're going away for a legit long-vacay, you at least have an excuse to stow away half of everything you own.

For a shorter stay-over (and one that revolves around eating, at that), it's way better to condense your clothes into a bag or two and be comfy—which translates into cutting back on shoes and purses. *GASP* I know, I know. The HORROR. Let's be honest though: you're praahbably not going to clomp around the kitchen in those strappy suede stilettos you just bought. And do you really need to bring a giant tote when you'll be parked on the couch in a food coma for most of the weekend anyway? That's what I thought. ~Tough Love~

So, in an effort to help guide you through your inevitable procrastination, we went ahead and put together an entire Thanksgiving wardrobe that's all ready to be crammed into a carry-on.



For chillin' out, maxin', relaxin' all cool.
Photo: Uniqlo/ASOS/H&M/Piperlime

+ Sweatshirt: H&M Natural White Sweatshirt ($39.95)
+ Pants: Uniqlo Women's Legging Pants ($19.90)
+ Bag: ASOS Trio Lock Cross Body Bag ($49.83)
+ Shoes: DV By Dolce Vita Java Boot ($89.99)

Maybe you're meeting up with friends for lunch. Maybe you're headed to that one place in town where you ALWAYS run into EVERYBODY. Or maybe you just need an excuse to venture outside and change out of your PJs. No matter what you're doing during the day, being at home shouldn't be an excuse to look as lazy as you feel. Besides, no one has to know that you're actually wearing jeggings.


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Your best friend will LOVE this stuff from the MTV Style Holiday Gift Guide.

Not to send you guys into a panic or anything, but Thanksgiving falls a week later than usual this year. That means you've got one less week to do your Christmas shopping. Stressful, right? That is, of course, if you haven't been pinning gift ideas since, like, January. You have been pinning gift ideas for your family and friends since January, right? No? Did you at least start a board this summer? *sucks air through teeth* Well, lucky for you, we're here to help. *puffs chest out, buffers off Superman "S"* MTV Style wants to hook you up with a whole heap of perfect present ideas for everyone in your life from your BFF to your favorite dude and even a little somethin' somethin' for yourself. 'Tis the season!

Let's start with some prezzies for your bestie, shall we? She wears neon sweaters, you prefer muted neutrals. She blares Katy Perry, while you'd rather rock out to Lorde. She swoons over Harry Styles, and you're a committed Belieber. But just because you two couldn't be more different doesn't mean you can't pluck out the perfect gift for her. You know, agree to disagree or whatever. No matter what her interests are and whether or not you share them, we've rounded up a TON of awesome items from all around the interwebs for you to give your #1. Peep our BFF gift guide after the jump!


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Sweets on yo' feet!
Photo: @ritaora's Instagram/Shop Jeen

When was the last time you wanted something to be both on your feet and in your belly at the same time? Probably never. Or, if you've been keeping up with our Food Friday franchise, perhaps you felt such a simultaneous urge less than a month ago when we featured the EXACT SAME pair of jelly bean socks that Rita Ora has been snapping multiple (OK, two) photos of today. While we recommended that you wear these Shop Jeen socks to keep your feet warm in the winter, it looks like Ora (according to one caption) might be wearing the colorful candy snack to snazz up her gym attire. Nothing keeps you motivated like sugar on your feet! (And also things like determination and water.)


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Photo: Beyonce's Instagram

Leave it to Beyonce to give the world an exclusive sneak peek of her hubby’s highly anticipated and buzzed about holiday collection with luxury retailer Barneys. While the power couple attended a launch event at the flagship store in New York City to celebrate Jay Z’s latest collaboration, Beyonce took to Instagram to rep her man in all-Shawn-Carter-everything. Now ladies, if you caught yourself singing, "If I were a boyyyyyy, I'd shop Barney's Holiday Collection, too", don't fret. Beyonce is out to prove that Jay's got something for the ladies, too.

Let's start from the top. Beyonce is rockin’ the heck out of that snapback isn't she?! Now, this is no ordinary fitted, Barneys' Mixed Exotics Brooklyn Cap is a python brimmed leather Just Don sports cap with a $875 price tag. Then, there’s her sporty puffer jacket. This limited edition leather-sleeved varsity jacket is crafted with black channel-quilted nylon and costs a whopping $2,295. But money ain't a thang when you've got pockets like the Carters, right?


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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