Every outfit you’ll need for every festive occasion in your diary…
Packing your suitcase for the annual expedition back home can be stressful.
Aside from your bulging makeup bag and tangle of chargers, there’s the huge stash of presents you’ll be handing out on December 25th.
But however full your case, you’ll want to make room for a wardrobe of winter looks that would stop even Santa in his tracks.
From standout New Year’s Eve styles to cosy outdoor outfits, here’s everything you need to wear this Christmas.
1. A winter walk
A cosy Christmas stroll calls for layers of knitwear and boots that can handle muddy routes.
Keep it comfy in suedette leggings, a bright knit and a bobble hat, paired with a colour co-ordinating coat and over-the-knee leather boots for added warmth.
The pops of pink and red will stand out against even the dreariest of skies - just add flushed cheeks to meet your daily step-count in style.
2. Christmas Day
While you might start the day in pyjamas, it’s fun to get glammed up for the most magical day of the year.
This velvet jumpsuit in emerald looks extra festive when accessorised with gold heels and accessories - and it has pockets!
If you need extra space, add an embellished bag to bring a flourish of casual cool to your outfit.
3. A long pub lunch
If you haven’t spent hours in the pub drinking mulled wine (or hot apple juice), is it even Christmas?
Get snug in a knitted co-ord that’ll keep you warm but leave plenty of room for that Camembert sharing platter.
Add oxblood accessories in faux croc to amp up the texture of your outfit, complementing the shade with a deep lip or golden smokey eye.
Finish with a structured coat to keep the winter chill at bay.
4. New Year’s Eve
If you’re going to make a style statement, now is the time.
There’s nothing too OTT for the last night of the year, so go all out in a sequin jumpsuit paired with statement earrings, a bright red lip and gold accessories.
Keep your heels low enough to dance all night in, or throw a pair of fold-away flats in the snakeskin clutch that adds a little edge to this otherwise classic look.
5. Back to work
No, we don’t want to think about it either.
But January will eventually roll around, so make sure your wardrobe is prepared.
A relaxed velvet suit is smart enough for a meeting with a client while still comfortable enough to pretend you’re back at home in your pyjamas.
Dress it up with heels and a blouse, or if your work environment allows, keep it cool in a pair of boxfresh trainers and a classic white tee.