Few days ago while I was anxious in the back seat of a taxi trying to beat the traffic to get to work Christmas dinner, the taxi driver and I got into a Christmas conversation. The conversation was circled around how the world makes a big fuss about Christmas. Technically Christmas is just a day (25th Dec.), but the world start preparing like two months in advance. Believe it or not, but not everyone is too much into Christmas and the hustle synonym with it. One thing that shocked me is the taxi driver telling me of a customer who told him that she has gone for a loan of £10.000 just for Christmas.
Like why though!? Is this what people are doing?
Well Christmas is in five days and I know those of us who are last minute planners will be running helter-skelter trying to cram things in. Don’t panic because your style auntie is here to the rescue in that department. Ha!! This is not about going out to buy a whole new set of clothes, but just in case it’s what you need, I’ve shared some links where needed (not sponsored). This post is me reminding you to make the best of what’s in your closet. Lets start!
* Colour Block *
Yes, festive season equals glitter, metallic and sequin, but I’m here to let you know that you don’t need that to stand out. Christmas is all about fun and nothing screams fun like colours. The idea isn’t to come looking like a clown, but pairing up simple colours to create a nice and chic outfit. It is advisable to choose garments that are flattering on your frame. You can opt to keep it monochromatic or mix pieces of contrasting shades.
* Something Floral *
Number one on the festive outfit inspirations is, floral. Nothing screams merry than that! Something about wearing floral that just puts a smile on one’s face or changes a mood for the better. No matter the colour or style, it stands out. This range of style is perfect for any season and any occasion.
* When in Doubt Wear Black *
This is something most of us do frequently. Sometimes you either can’t be bothered or just don’t have the time to faff about in a pile of clothes. Too much anxiety! This is where the word ‘monochromatic’ or tonal looks comes in. I hope you’re not one of those people who think this kind of style is mundane. It is an effortless way to look chic. There’s no right or wrong way to pulling this look together. Go with your mood and mix and match same shades of colours or prints.
* Casual Chic *
This is perfect for work Christmas Dos or a casual festive outing with friends. Nothing like being stylish while enjoying the comfort of your basics. Since it is winter, we are talking oversized sweaters, blazers, jeans, tees and any winter outerwears of your choice. These are all pieces you can find in your closet which means your bank account will be thanking you for it.
What do you think of these festive outfit inspirations? Any idea what styles you going after?
Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a lovely festive weekend.