A few years ago my sister–who is always “on trend”–called me looking for those sweaters for a company party. Apparently someone came up with the idea of celebrating these outdated, glittery sweaters as an “ugly sweater”, which is how they seem to have made a comeback. Now that thrift shops have been combed through and all the truly old sweaters have been taken, I’ve seen a unique trend emerge: purposely ugly sweaters and even DIY ugly sweaters for sale at handsome prices. Ah! Such is youth! Enjoy this brief frivolity, which surely will fade as all trends do.