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The Best Christmas Day Outfits

What to wear on Christmas day??? This concept is a new one in my life. I’m a nice Jewish girl with an all Jewish family. That is until my brother married my now favorite Shiksa on the planet and Christmas entered our lives. Personally, my outfit is defined by one major factor, food consumption. How can I eat as much as possible while looking cute and not having my clothing remind me of my “day off” from my healthy lifestyle? Other families may have different stylish holiday traditions…..

There are a few factors in choosing your holiday look. What is the dress code set forth by your host? What is the location of your holiday meal? And finally, is comfort and stuffing yourself full of holiday joy part of the equation? Once you have the answer to these three questions you can prepare your festive look.

 

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For the most fabulous of Christmas dinners I would suggest an outfit akin to the one above. There are not many days when a poofy skirt and a lacey sweater create the perfect outfit, but December 25th is one of those rare days. This is the dressiest of options and clearly does not mark high on the comfort scale, but if looking fabulous and showing your family that you are living an amazing life (even if you are most definitely not) is your goal, go big or go home. Make sure to tuck in the sweater (it should be thin NOT chunky) into your high-waisted skirt to create a waist. Add the most flare with a super metallic, very high heel. Damn girl, you look hot on Christmas!!!

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For those looking to be a little sassy on the birthday of Jesus, the look above is for you. Please note, this sweater is a dress, NOT a tunic. Meaning, it should be at least mid-thigh length. We are not looking to create a scandal at Christmas dinner. For the extra sassy, the sweater should be a bit shorter and the boot a bit taller. For the “more conservative”, go for a knee high boot instead of a thigh high option and choose a sweater dress that is just above the knee. Pair it with a bold bracelet for a bit of flare. I love this option because the green-ish stone mixed with the red-ish dress is a nod to Christmas spirit without being so obvious. I love a good Xmas sweater, but sometimes a  good theme is all that is necessary….

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Now this is my kind of outfit. Super comfy, super winter”y” and stylish. I could definitely shovel at least 2 plates of food and half a pie in my mouth without my outfit even noticing. A patterned legging is a quick and easy way to get the right kind of attention. I have one pair and every time I wear them random people come up to me to comment on them. This option is as close to Dancer and Prancer as you are going to get without looking like Santa barfed on you. No need to spend tons of money on them, you will probably wear them 3 times a season at most. Pair them with a longer, fabulous yet simple sweater for maximum effect. This off-the-shoulder option is not only right on trend, but will look great throughout the winter season with everything you own. More bang for your buck! Looking good while over-eating your way through the day has never been so stylish.

 Sweater, Leggings, Silver Pendant

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5 Must Have Winter Looks

Winter is just around the corner (ug), but on a positive note, that means more fabulous clothing. Lots O layers, textures and materials. Trends can be fleeting, that is why I picked the top 5 winter styles that will actually last. Any of the 5 looks below will last at least 2 seasons, you can quote me on it!

Depending on where you live the forecast not be snow and slush for the next 5 months (lucky you), but you can rock most of these top 5 winter looks no matter what the temperature. When picking any trend to mix into your wardrobe you have to consider a few things. Number 1, is this age appropriate? Number 2, will this compliment my body type? And number 3, does this mix with your lifestyle and personality? If the answer is yes to all 3, time to start shopping.

 

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The first trend I’m raving over is layering. Not OVER, but UNDER your dresses. It puts a whole new twist on all of the sleeveless dresses in your wardrobe. Of course blazers and cardigans are cute, but I love the idea that you can totally reinvent what you have just by buying one new thing. A thin turtleneck is the most straight-forward choice to use with this fantastic trend.

 

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I cannot stand when people live by ridiculous fashion rules that were made up by people with no creative tendencies. Why can’t you wear blue with black? Who created that very dumb rule anyways? I have always promoted this very chic color combination and now so are designers. It is elegant and easy to execute. Step one: Pull something black out of your closet. Step two: Pull something blue out of your closet. Step three: Put them together. Stylish and easy.

 

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I seriously love that women are taking over “men’s wear”. There is no power struggle here, we just simply look better in it. Whether it is over-sized or tailored, this trend is kicking butt in the boardroom and beyond. If suiting is your thing, go for a head to toe look, but for the rest of the world, choose one item to show ‘em who is boss.

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Ooooooh….. Metallic and pleats get married and have a fashion baby, yay! I’m SO obsessed with this look and you should be too. It is not the easiest trend to pull off, but if you have got the style chops, do it. Longer styles are in, but they are very difficult to pull off unless you are an amazonian model. Go for a knee length option and pair it with anything from heels to an ankle bootie. This trend doesn’t have to be so formal. Add a white T and a leather bomber to make this funky option more realistic.

 

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Bedazzle everything. That has been my motto since my early days of falling in love with the Bedazzler. If you don’t know what this awesome invention is, google it, your life will change.  High end designers must have gotten their hands on one because this crazy trend is everywhere. Obviously the above look is WAY over the top, but is you just choose just one over-done piece you can easily make this very girly trend work for you.

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Above are ways to incorporate the top 5 trends of the winter into your wardrobe. Buying just these 5 items can upgrade your look in an instant if you style it just so. I have given you the fashion tools to create fabulous and sassy new ensembles without breaking the bank, now all you have to do is decide how far you want to go….

 

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