December 07 2020 – Declan Clancy
2020 may be one of the strangest lead-ups to Christmas we have ever experienced but let’s enjoy it anyway! Whether you are planning a cosy Christmas at home, a Zoom party with the gang from your office or entertaining, looking good will keep you feeling great.
We don’t only want to look good at such a busy time, but we want to be reasonably comfortable too. That’s why casual-chic outfits are a win at Christmas. The mix of flattering feminine tailoring with jeans, flats or a leather jacket, look and feel great.
Here are my tips for casual Christmas style.
Outfits For Christmas Parties - Even Zoom Ones!
There’s every chance that if you are having a work Christmas party this year, it will be a small (socially distance) one or on Zoom. Either way, it’s an excuse to get dolled up, kick back and relax.
If you are heading to a party, then you can’t go wrong with a bit of sparkle like our Glitter Grey dress from Kyra and Co, or jeans and a nice top. Keep the look casual with discreet (but sparkly) accessories and a smart heel.
If it’s Zoom, then it’s all about the top! Our Rust Jersey Top from White Stuff is stylish and festive. Dress it up with some bling on your wrists, and no one will realise just how comfortable you are.
Christmas Casual Colours
One of the easiest ways to give your Christmas outfit the wow factor - be it dressy or casual - is with colour. Choose festive colours, and your outfit will pop.
Choose deep red for tops and dresses and accessories with black and gold. A red blazer with a shimmering gold top is an effortless but chic look for any Christmas occasion too.
For those that prefer more muted outfit colours, add Christmas chicness with silver sequins and white accessories. A look that can be kept casual with smart looking jeans or dressed up with a pencil skirt and high heels.
Find The Balance Between Comfortable And Chic
Christmas day, whether we have a full house or not, we all like to look good.
Every home has different traditions. Some people like to open pressies whilst sporting matching PJs. Other families like to get dressed up before exchanging gifts.
Between cooking, playing charades, putting together complicated dollhouses and enjoying a few glasses of bubbly - you want your outfit to be comfortable and stylish.
Look for clothes with give - like a sneakily elasticated waist. Take a look at our Brown Check Trouser from Yerse for example. They look smart but are elasticated on the back of the waist for comfort.
The fabric you wear makes all the difference too. Chiffons and silks look great but stain easily. Choose fabrics like smart jersey and light organic cotton. These will look flattering and regulate your temperature. So no over heating as you slave away over the Christmas dinner.
Practical Looks For Christmas Walks
Once the food has been devoured, and drinks have been drained, there’s no better feeling than a bit of fresh air. Get out and blow off the cobwebs before tucking into the Quality Street!
It’s already feeling icy, so we’re definitely in for a cold snap this Christmas. Layer up with jeans and a few thing cotton tops or a dress with thick tights and boots. Pop on the hat and gloves that you got from Santa and a decent coat. Wool is an all-round winner for winter coats thanks to its insulating qualities. Otherwise, opt for the most windproof jacket you have.
The best way to make sure you look and feel great is to plan your outfit in advance. Start now. Look at what casual Christmas options you have in your wardrobe that will make you feel like a million dollars. Planning means you will spot any repairs that a needed or any accessories that you don’t have.
Leaving your outfit, for any occasion, to the last minute means that you aren’t giving yourself enough focus. Last-minute outfits rarely feel good, and you deserve to feel great! Give yourself some TLC by making sure you have outfits picked out and ready for your Zoom party, Christmas with the family, and all the fun days in-between.
Stay stylish and have a very merry Christmas,