10 looks for your busy December agenda 🎄📆 🎪
In the run up to Christmas we’re likely to getting busier and busier agendas as family dinners, high school reunions, holiday commitments and Christmas parties fill up our calendars in a season that turns out as the most expensive of the year. It’s not just because of gifts and meals, but also from the money spent on brand new clothing used for the Christmas events.
Busy working days and the Christmas shopping rush can potentially prevent you from planning ahead with your Christmas outfits, overlooking great pieces we’ve already got and finish heading to a store to buy black dress ‘number 25’ or those brand new earrings.
So to make you save cash, get more sustainable habits by reusing things we already own and break with the blitz that snatches most of us every year, we’ve come up with ten festive looks with day and night garments that will perfectly suit your Christmas events schedule.
A basic long sleeved t-shirt
Mini candy canes
A red balloon
Small wool balls
Washable craft glue
1. Ugly Christmas Sweater (15th Dec)
No need to get a Santa-customized jumper to be edgy. You can easily make your own ridiculously ugly version of it and invest the £25 in a fun A-line haircut.
What do you need to have yours?
A dark round collar jumper
A handful of pony beads
A white jacket
String christmas lights
A white t-shirt
A red mesh t-shirt
A black laundry marker pen
2. A business casual outfit - Office #XmasLunch (20th December)
We bet for an effortless day long dress adding a fun factor - some ruffled cuffs or peplum hem, better flower o geometric printed-, a vintage crossbody bag, heeled booties and an oversized grey jacket. You can borrow from your boyfriend If yours is too tight!
3. Women in black (December 24th)
A balance between smart and chic dresscode for a dinner with your best girl friends. A glittery 80’s blouse mixed and matched with a mini black skirt, fishnet tights and a leather belt will be your key assets.
4. A family-ready dress for Christmas Day (25th December)
If you’re too fabulous for an LBD, an easy going midi dress like this emerald-ish one can be a noteworthy must. Focus on the special details - thin belt for a cinched waist, silky fabric, pleated hem top- and combine it with luxury looking shoes and accessories as camel sandals and a sand-colored handbag. A faux fur coat will be the icing on the cake.
5. Boxing day (26th Dec)
A great opportunity to engage with the Christmas spirit is by helping others, volunteering or spend some time with neighbours while supporting a good cause.
Keep it classy and grab your kilt from your ‘before-uni’ special edition drawer. Wear it again with a button-down white shirt, oxford shoes, a tweed knit jacket and your workhorse black satchel.
6. A Christmas carols morning + ginger rolls baking evening 2-in-1 outfit (28th Dec)
You can’t have Christmas without your comfies. Pick a cozy shirt, your knitted bobble hat and tall socks. For leaving the house and joining the chorus in the sidewalk, put a pair of jeans on and once you’re back home, you can switch these for your pyjama pants.
7. A Welcome-2018 hilarious dress (31st December)
Sheer, sequins, velvet, fur, glitter, silk and rainbow colors . The last night of the year allows mixing all the textures and styles that you love all together in one outfit. So...time for some fun! Run to your room, lay as many different clothes as you can find on your bed and start playing around. It’s a good exercise to boost your creative inner and become the queen of the party.
We love this bombshell velvet vintage dress with a choker and a jewel bag all in ochre.
8. A wedding witness perfect look (3rd January)
Even a winter wedding can fall in between Christmas. How to beat the cold and not hide your strapless beautiful dress under a hundred layers.
Choose a long sleeved silky sweater, tucked it into a high waist mid ballet skirt (tip: a white one will look amazing with the snowy background). Take your style to the max with a silver statement necklace, red high heels -ribbons give a romantic touch- and a metallic clutch.
9. Baby shower look (5th January)
Bring some color to the wintery palette with a flower miniskirt, a nude cozy sweater and over the knee sock boots.
10. A back-to-work ‘festive’ look (7th January)
After spending some time out of the office and disconnecting with routine, we tend to over think the outfit to put on, and pulling back from January sales looks like an unattainable task. Trust your instinct and go for skinny jeans, stilettos and a reddish jumper as a last winking eye to Christmas.