That’s it, the season of jolly songs, mugs of hot chocolate, fireplace and cosy time with friends has arrived. Christmas period is oftentimes defined by cheerful events, seeing people you haven’t seen in forever, and shopping for (hopefully) thoughtful presents. In the midst of all this, there is no time and usually no wish to think carefully what to wear. That is not to say, however, that you want to appear careless in front of your distant relatives or family friends! Here are some tips on how to brighten up your holiday look without putting in too much effort.
Sweaters are an inseparable part of the winter season, and especially Christmas time; when someone says winter evening, most of us imagine a calming fireplace, a book or good film and a person with a warm sweater on. And sweaters can be great stylistic choices if picked out properly. First, go for ones that will not get wrinkly, shed or display signs of having been worn in other ways. In that way you will maintain your look neat and your body warm! For Christmas house parties, embrace the spirit and choose a Christmas sweater as the main accent for your outfit – throw on some black jeans, warm socks and there is no need to put in much more thought into it! Do avoid the extra tacky ones from chain supermarkets as you will simply seem lazy and chances are, they won’t even be all that nice to wear.
If you end up at a slightly more formal gathering that perhaps includes people you are not as comfortable with as your immediate family, you can always replace a sweater with a cosy shawl (or poncho, depending on the temperature). You can get those made from all sorts of fancy wool and interesting patterns which will give you a more sophisticated Christmas look.
Holidays are the time for glitter! Whenever you end up at a party, there is no occasion more suitable to wear a sparkling dress or some shiny accents that will brighten up your look than winter holiday season. Be careful not to turn yourself into a Christmas tree though, there is no need for two of those in one room. Another aspect important to bring up is that if you want to wear something you like a lot but it is thin and will not keep you warm enough, don’t forget the option of layering. It is a sure way to stay warm and not get sick while spending time both inside and outside. You also always have the option of getting undressed – people tend to crank up the heating at home during wintertime.
If you’re feeling a little extra that day, go ahead and throw on a Santa Clause hat! However, stay aware and don’t overdo it; it is easy to get carried away with Christmas attributes and while all of that is fun, as a rule, less is always more when it comes to goo style!