What is on the agenda for Christmas outfits this year girlies?
I don’t know about you but I am relishing in the opportunity to get dressed up after the year we’ve all had.
I do feel like the nature of a Christmas look is to look elegant and festive on top whilst also being comfortable on the bottom. Also famously known as ‘the Zoom look’, we have been adorning for much of this year. So I reckon we have got this in the bag. The last part is very important, do not wear your slightly too tight trousers that look amazing when you’re standing up but have no give when you’re sitting down! Instead go for the forgiving skirt or trousers of your choice and let it go, let god. In other words, enjoy yourself without worrying about having to unbutton.
If you are like me and feel a deep rooted emptiness from finishing The Crown recently. I think you will appreciate the enthusiasm I have when approaching the Christmas season solely wearing statement Princess Diana inspired collars. I just feel like it’s an unparalleled pop of glamour as it decorates your collar bone. Pop some pearls on top and voila, gorgeous 80s Diana vibes! Who doesn’t like a bit of 80s Christmas? Very George Michael in the Last Christmas video energy. That is another tip I absolutely recommend if you are stuck for inspiration, watch that music video. It will instantly spark some ideas.
My main inspiration throughout the festivities is the domestic goddess herself, Nigella Lawson. She is a major influence for me when it comes to the Christmas season. I recently thrifted a red v neck jumper in her honour. This piece completely encapsulates her approach to festive dressing, it’s simple yet chic whilst nodding to the classic Christmas colour scheme. I like to wear v necks with a simple snake chain, it just feels very Kate Moss. Not exactly sure what makes it Kate Moss but just go along with me.
I often find you don’t necessarily need to buy anything new to curate stunning Christmas attire. Jewellery is a great way to make an outfit feel more occasional. It is also slightly more sustainable, so you’ll feel amazing knowing you’re giving our planet some love too. My grandma definitely agrees with me on this, every year she curates the perfect festive pair of earrings. She’s famous in our family for it. She famously can never find an in between some years they’ll be costumey and Kitsch and others incredibly chic and sophisticated.
I hope this ramble is somewhat helpful and has made you think of some of your festive icons to draw inspiration from. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, whatever you are celebrating and I wish you all the happiest of new years.
Written by George Clark