Ah that all important outfit decision, what to wear over the festive break?
Whether it’s a Christmas lunch at home with all the family, a Boxing day walk and trip to the pub with friends or a more intimate meal out with your nearest and dearest to celebrate the turn of the year, there are so many different scenarios which can impact what you choose to wear over the festive season.
The absolute number one requirement for me? Something stand out and really special. Christmas Day and the festive break only comes around once a year and it’s therefore a time of year well worth celebrating with your look.
Luxe Materials are something I definitely look for in a Christmas Day outfit; of course it depends on what you’re doing for the day, if you’re getting dressed up for a family lunch, or heading out for some lovely celebratory drinks, you can’t go wrong with a double breasted wool blazer and tailored trousers combo. I love a shirt but the comfort and flexibility of knitwear makes it that much more appealing during festive indulgence. A roll neck will allow for a few more mince pies, it won’t crease like a shirt will throughout the day and will keep you warm on any trips to get more bubbly! Why not look at wearing a few festive colours, dark copper, green and a splash of gold.
For that all important Boxing Day walk I’ll be looking to layer my blazer with a gilet and depending on the severity of temperatures, pair with a classic wool overcoat. Why not add some gold or festive inspired accessories, but keep please the novelty pieces at bay; they’re never a good look. Oh and don’t forget that all important final accessory… the fragrance. Go for something ultra spicy and perhaps a healthy drop of punchy Oud, if it was good enough for the son of God… My personal favourite this year is Oud & Bergamot from Jo Malone, the ideal scent to cap off any festive get up.
When it comes to the footwear, shoes you can walk comfortably in are also essential, it’s likely you’ll be on your feet for much of the festive break and if your household is anything like mine, roped in to some serious entertaining, so my best advice would be to wear something smart but thats already well worn in, no brand new shoes! It’s also worth ensuring that your outfit is equally slick sans-shoes, we all love to kick our shoes off and relax after a three course festive dinner!
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