“A festive dress-up is the nicest kind: indulgent and cosy, rather than exposed or difficult or provocative”
Jess Cartner-Morley, the Guardian Australia
In my morning perusal of the news, I stumbled across an article in the Guardian Australia, about Christmas dressing and its do’s and don’ts. What’s inspired my post today is a summer twist to Christmas dressing for everyone in the southern hemisphere, who still want to look chic and put together, despite the warmer temperatures.
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
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DRESS: NOSH| EARRINGS: Lovisa | CLUTCH: Boutique | HEELS: Kurt Geiger | RING: Colette | WATCH: Skagen
Office Christmas parties can be difficult to style, because it’s about striking a balance between maintaining your corporate dress code, whilst still getting into the holiday spirit. Choose demure cuts with simpler prints and colour schemes. The last thing you want to do is mix Christmas with Halloween. Don’t hesitate to wear a pair of statement heels or earrings, but make sure your outfit is overall sober. A fun way to accessorise is with a Christmas themed manicure. Keep your hair and makeup sleek.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS LUNCH
Family Christmas lunches are a time to reconnect with your loved ones. Wear bright colours and exciting prints to match the holiday vibe. Don’t hesitate to steer away from traditional Christmas colours. Wear an ensemble that will make you feel chic, comfortable and support your inevitable food baby. Keep your hair and makeup simple and natural. A voluminous braid or loose waves will emulate the comfort and casual atmosphere.
FORMAL FAMILY CHRISTMAS DINNER
A Christmas dinner is all about the classic cuts and Christmas colours, regardless of the temperature outside. You can still wear navy, crimson and fig in summer. It’s about choosing the right cut and neckline to accentuate your best features. Adding a little flair through statement jewellery and festive makeup will complement the beautiful atmosphere and feast. Family occasions are also the perfect moment to treat yourself and get your hair and nails done. A gorgeous braided bun or effortless curls are the perfect addition to your look.
CHRISTMAS SOIREE WITH FRIENDS
Styling an event with friends all depends on the time of day. True to Aussie spirit, wear flirty cuts and light fabrics perfect to enjoy with chilled beers and a barbecue, or a breezy and boozy party on the beach. Let your hair, makeup and accessories emulate the relaxed vibe by opting for beachy waves, a messy updo and sunkissed makeup.
I hope these tips and tricks keep you ladies looking flawless this party season.