What To Wear Over Christmas


From Christmas Eve drinks to New Year’s Eve blow-out party, we highlight the key looks to model this festive season.

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That most wonderful of times is upon us: the excitement of unwrapping presents, the promise of indulgent cuisine and drinking from 10am. Yes, the Christmas season is rapidly approaching, but amid the hysteria of seeking out gifts, attending (and recovering) from the office Christmas party and the inevitable trip to Winter Wonderland (or whatever iteration of the overblown winter market pops up in your locale), what time is left for you to organise what you’ll wear over the couple days?

If nothing else, the festivities that take place from 24th December onwards will require you to be at the apex of your style game. For what is Christmas if not a time to show off? From the last-minute shopping and thirst-quenching of Christmas Eve to the big day itself to ringing in 2019 (!) with aplomb, we’ve taken the time out of our own busy preparations to make finding those right styles for each day that little bit easier. ’Tis the season of goodwill, after all.

A well-layered look to combat the scenarios that the day before Christmas presents, the pairing of a shearling with both a shirt and a rollneck adapts seamlessly from last-minute shopping on cold streets to the cosy-cool aesthetic of fireside drinking in a hotel bar. As for footwear? Keep it comfortable with box-fresh trainers.

There’s usually a certain predictability to Christmas Day: unwrapping presents will occur in the morning followed by mass and dinner right through to visiting relatives in the evening. We recommend a refined but comfortable outfit. Pair an appropriately festive red overshirt with a crisp white T, brushed cotton trousers with waist adjusters (you’ll thank us at the dinner table) and Chelsea boots to carry you through the day in effortless style.

Boxing Day, or the national Christmas-movies-and-chill day, is an opportunity to indulge in a little rest and relaxation following the busy run-up to Christmas. Kick back in a cotton knit (we like the continued seasonally appropriate shade of sage) and comfort-stretch jeans for a look that’s as laidback as it is easy to dress up if plans for post-Christmas drinks arise.

The last chance to party in 2018 requires true high-octane style to ring out the year in. Assuming you’ve got big black-tie plans in the diary, pull out the velvet blazer for a final nod to the festive flamboyance of the season. As with all occasionwear, the devil’s in the detail: a plush bow tie and printed pocket square should finish the look with aplomb. Cheers to that.

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