If you follow me on social media, or have followed my blog for a while, then you’ll know I LOVE Christmas!
This year I’ve managed to be reasonably organised with my Christmas shopping (mostly done online, so much easier as I just get distracted by all the shiny things if I go into stores!) and this has given me a little headspace to think about what outfit I’ll be sporting on the 25th.
This time last year I had an 8 week old baby and no clothes that actually fit me, so this year I figure I have a valid ‘excuse’ to treat myself to something new to see me through the festive season.
Christmas Day is usually quite a relaxed affair in our household and this year will be no different, however I do like to mark the occasion with an outfit that has a festive nod. Having said that, I want something that can be worn in the lead up to Christmas, on the day and afterwards too, i.e. it needs to be versatile and chic (no reindeer onesies here thanks!)
Here are a few inspo images and related items that I’m considering for the big day!
Sparkly Skirt + Lightweight Knit
Pleated skirts with a touch of sparkle are everywhere at the moment and its a look I love. However, a sleek pencil skirt is classically stylish and looks great adorned with sequins. This look is perfect if you have an inverted triangle body shape and have gorgeous flat hips/bottom that you want to show off!
As soon as I saw the above look on John Lewis’ Instagram account I fell in love and have ordered the different elements that make up the look! The skirt has the perfect amount of stretch to it and the grey knit is comfortable, lightweight and versatile, both elements can be styled and worn differently throughout the year meaning you get great cost per wear!
Buy the skirt here.
Buy the top here.
The Chic Christmas Jumper
Don’t get me wrong, a classic Christmas jumper, adorned with a Reindeer/Robin/Santa, in bright red or green, has its place and is loads of fun, but I want something I can wear more than once a year.
There are some great Christmas jumper options out there this year (check out Hush, Selfish Mother and John Lewis for some fab options). The jumper that has stolen my heart this season though is this gorgeous midnight blue ‘Make Believe’ option from Oliver Bonas. I plan on wearing it with a pleated skirt on Christmas Day and jeans/trainers in the New Year.
PJs All Day
If you prefer to keep it super-casual on Christmas Day then the choice of Christmas pyjamas is off the chart this year – they’re everywhere! We have a tradition in our house that everyone gets new Christmas PJs on 1st Dec, so we get maximum wear out of them in throughout December (truth be told, I wear mine way beyond Christmas!)
My advice – go super cosy and match your loved ones, it makes for the cutest family pics on Christmas morning!
I’d love to know, are you pyjamas all day or dressed up on Christmas Day?
Link to image from Sequins & Things here
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