ESC, Dare to Wear, Beyonce

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The ugly holiday sweater parties are over—now what?

In case you're like us and hate wearing an item only once, there is a way to reuse Grandma's special gift. To do this, one must channel the queen of all things fierce—and in this instance—festive, Beyoncé

Sure, Bey looks a little over the top in her Christmas get-up, but she's wearing all the elements of one outstanding, perfect-for-any-occasion outfit. The first thing you must do? Remove the tinsel or opt for a tartan or plaid long cardigan. (Yes, that thrift store find or Grandpa's old sweater works just fine.)

ESC, Dare to Wear, Ugly Christmas Sweater

To make the look festive yet stylish, mix the sweater's plaid with a bodycon midi-dress of another print variety. Mixing prints is a tried-and-true street-style technique and will divert the eyes away from the unattractive attributes of the sweater. Top it off with geometric sunnies that'll look just as good with this cold-weather ensemble as it does at a music festival and combat boots for a nice contrast. The Santa hat, err, pom-pom beanie is an added bonus!

So, reusing an ugly holiday sweater—do you dare?

Laneus Cardigan, $129; Topshop Stripe Metallic Midi Dress, $90; Kohl's Qupid Wyatte Women's Quilted Combat Boots, $64.99; Fleur Gunmetal, $50; Halogen Faux Fur Pom Cashmere Blend Beanie, $26.40

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