20/12/2019

Christmas 2019: How To Build Your Festive Wardrobe!


Because you can't really wear a Christmas jumper every day...

... Although I wish it was socially acceptable!
To me there is a big difference between dressing for wintertime, and dressing around the festive season. Sure, the weather is roughly the same in December as it will be next January, but the vibe is certainly different - it's Christmaaas! And thus, there are a few trends and styles that I love wearing before December 31. If like me you enjoy changing your style with the seasons, here are a few things you could wear right now:

DOUBLE-BREASTED JACKETS AND COATS
I don't own many coats and jackets, and my favourite are both double-breasted. There's something about this retro style that I like. My military jacket from Zara is a firm favourite, that I enjoy wearing on days when it's not so cold. Doesn't it look like a nutcracker jacket? So Christmassy! Here I paired them with my tartan trousers from H&M, and I think the whole looks rather festive, without being all glitter and sparkles.

TARTAN GALORE
Tartan is a gorgeous pattern, and I think that it works on everything: trousers like me, but also scarves, jackets and coats, skirts... It brings a little colour to the more neutral colours one tends to wear during the winter. A tartan piece can brighten any all-black or navy outfit - and you'll look like you've just been on a trip to Scotland, too. Wonderful!


A BIT OF SPARKLY AND SHINY
While some may want to go all out this season with lots of glitter and sequins, I prefer using subtle touches of sparkly during the festive season. Pearls are especially trendy at the moment, and they are a very chic addition to jumpers, headbands, but I have also seen it on jeans. I have a pearl handband from Primark that only cost me 3€/£2 and it adds a fancy touch to any outfit. If you would like something a little more 'extra', look for silky fabrics like silky slip skirts and dresses, and knitwear with sparkly threads running through the fabric - jumpers, dresses, scarves, etc. This is party wear made accessible for everyday style, so you don't need a big event to dress up a little!

THE RIGHT ACCESSORIES TO BEAT THE WEATHER IN STYLE
For me, you don't need an array of winter accessories - only a few great staples. Pleather gloves are my go-to, especially when they have a little bow on them to make them cuter. Pick them black, and pair them with classic black boots too: makes them easy to wear with every festive look. You also need a couple good quality scarves, possibly tartan (obviously!) or sparkly. Look for lush, warming materials - they may cost you more than the usual fast-fashion scarf, but you really don't need a whole collection, just two good ones to be able to switch while one's in the wash. Same with bags. Burgundy is my winter colour of choice, but I also have a gorgeous little Karl Lagerfeld black bag with pearls that I will use for festive outings. If you are planning to walk around Christmas markets, take a sturdy pleather backpack instead: perfect to pack your camera, coffee mug and any presents you'd want to bring back with you from the market. Practical, yet stylish and timeless! 

What are your favourite things to wear at Christmas time?
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17 comments:

  1. That was such a helpful post! It's finally the season of beanies, coats and scarves. I love your outfit ideas, you look stunning! *_*
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    1. Thanks so much lovely! I love scarves during this season, and rarely take them off haha! I will check out your blog! xx

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  2. I don´t really Dress up for the Season, only when I go out out (which rarely happens). Then I go for red or some sparkle.

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  3. Are you sure I can't wear a Christmas jumper everyday?! haha, just kidding - it's a lovely time of year to dress up a little, right?! You look lovely in these outfits and YES to wearing tartan at Christmastime! Merry Christmas!!

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. Dressing up is definitely fun, whereas Christmas jumpers are more of a cosy/chill outfit item! xx

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  4. Sparkle always gets me in the Christmas mood for sure, I wish I had more Christmas jumpers. I think the light up ones are so much fun. Great post xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. Oh yes the light up ones are great! Thank you Kiran, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! xx

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  5. I agree with you on tartan, it seems so appropriate for this time of year. I hope you've had a great time for Christmas. hugs x

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    1. It's such a festive print! Thank you Anca, hugs to you too! xx

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  7. ohh xmas jumpers. This December went by so quickly I didn't even worn oneXD Instead I am looking for a pair of tartan trousers just like yours (:
    happy holidays Julia!

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style | Photography + Blogging

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    1. You may find some in H&M! Have a great holiday too Cate! xx

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  8. I love tartan during the holiday season - it is such a festive pattern!

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    1. We can definitely agree on this! xx

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  9. I absolutely love these photos! My favourite outfit is the one with the flannel like pants by the tree, those are so cute. I definitely could use those in my wardrobe xx

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. These are definitely a staple piece! xx

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