Christmas Fashion Tips

Christmas is almost here and truly I don’t know how it is when I still remember ringing the new year for 2014 and now here we are almost seeing out 2014! Time does fly and we all find ourselves in the midst of the festive season. I must admit though I love this time of year whether it’s the joy of seeing the kids count down the days til Santa makes that all important visit or the fact that there are endless parties and festivities to celebrate this time of year. Which is where the inspiration for this short little post comes from, the chance to dress up and celebrate with friends, families and colleagues can be both fun and hectic at the same time with everything else we all have on during the Christmas period. So I thought I would share with you some of my favourite outfits for the festive season whether you are sweating it out in 40 degrees weather in Australia or shivering your way through the festivities in the snowy background of Europe I hope this post will help those who don’t have time to flick through the endless magazines to find this seasons hottest trend. Imagine this post as a quick cheat guide to dressing fashionably yet comfortably through the Christmas and New Years celebrations.

Jumpsuits from left to right Witchery, Little Joe Woman, Zimmerman, Witchery
Jumpsuits from left to right Witchery, Little Joe Woman, Zimmerman, Witchery

If you are like me and enjoying Christmas in sunny warm weather than Jumpsuits are one of my favourite items this season and also one of 2014 hottest fashion piece. Jumpsuits are great for Christmas bbqs and lunch parties as they are not only comfortable but stylish as well. Plenty of room in these outfits too pig out on the yummy Christmas food without any worries! Jumpsuits are super versatile, you can dress them down with just flats or sandles and a cute fedora hat or up with heels and a fitted jacket, add a clutch and you have instant glam.

Maxi Dress by Zimmerman
Maxi Dress by Zimmerman

Maxi dresses are also a great piece for Summer Christmas festivities and taking inspiration from one of my favourite fashion bloggers Margaret Zhang who can make anything look amazing by simply pairing the right accessories to an outfit. I love what she has done with this fabulous Zimmerman maxi dress that is already great on its own but her special take on wearing this dress is simply superb. Check her blog out on www.shinebythree.com for other unique fashion takes on basic pieces. Just love her style! My love of maxi dresses stems from the fact that they are great at hiding my many body flaws which gives me confidence to take on the world without having to give up my love of food. The fact that they cover flaws and still makes you look stylish is simply win win!! Here are some of my favourite maxis:

Urban Outfitters Maxi Dresses
Urban Outfitters Maxi Dresses
Alice & Olivia Maxi
Alice & Olivia Maxi
DVF Silk Maxi Dress
DVF Silk Maxi Dress
French Connection Monochrome Maxi
French Connection Monochrome Maxi
Burberry Coats as seen on Jean from Extrapetite
Burberry Coats as seen on Jean from Extrapetite

For those lucky enough to enjoy a white Christmas a great coat is pretty much your main essential item that will keep you warm and looking stylish through the festive season. Choose a coat that will last many season so stick to a simple classic well tailored coat such as Burberry and you will enjoy many Christmas celebrations with it! Any outfit can be made to look expensive by accessorising a great coat over it. Black and cream are a go to colour for me as it goes with pretty much anything you wear underneath. But this season I am seeing some great colours for coats which I do love as it sets the mood for a fun and joyous season of celebration and joy for Christmas! Here are some of my favourite coats for 2014:

Matthew Williamson Coat
Matthew Williamson Coat
Mulberry Coat
Mulberry Coat
Alexander McQueen Black Flared Wool Coat
Alexander McQueen Black Flared Wool Coat
For a more casual look opt for an Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Coat
For a more casual look opt for an Urban Outfitters Faux Fur Coat

Finally to end I find that in 2014 it is all about prints and crop tops. So for this festive season how about having some fun with the great selections of prints and crops available, here are just a few!

Little Joe Woman Jumpsuit
Little Joe Woman Jumpsuit
DVF Wrap Dress
DVF Wrap Dress
Issa Knit Jumper and Pants
Issa Knit Jumper and Pants
Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou
Adidas Originals by Mary Katrantzou
Alice & Olivia Embellished Crop Top and Fitted Skirt
Alice & Olivia Embellished Crop Top and Fitted Skirt
BCBGMAXAZRIA Crop Sweater and Skirt
BCBGMAXAZRIA Crop Sweater and Skirt

Enjoy your celebrations until next time CHEERS xoxo