It’s that time of year where we have a serious decision to make: Do I wear a garish Snowman jumper that lights up like a disco to the work Christmas party, or do I wear something that is a nod to the festive season in a more sartorial manner?
There are a few ways to execute dressing for the holidays, take a look at my check list below and get rid of those awful Christmas jumpers FOREVER!
A Tuxedo jacket will always come in handy. A tuxedo jacket taken in Velvet adds elegance and a refined appeal. This holiday season wear the velvet jacket with a roll neck and smart trousers for a modern take on wearing a tuxedo. When the time calls for it in the future, the tuxedo jacket also looks great when paired with a merino wool t-shirt in charcoal, black jeans and loafers.
If a velvet jacket is a little bit too adventurous for you, add velvet accessories: A bow tie or velvet loafers will give any outfit a considered touch of luxury.
BURGUNDY, EMERALD, GOLD, NAVY & BLACK
Take queues from the festive colour palette this season. I don’t believe in the old saying ‘Red and Green should never be seen’ – if the correct shades are put together. Think rich, warm tones much like those used on a traditional Christmas tree!
If that is a little too adventurous for you I suggest choosing one colour and wearing with an easy neutral such as Black or Navy.
Small touches of gold or silver in a lapel or cuff-links also add a touch of festive twinkle.
SILK & LUXURIOUS ACCESSORIES
Instantly sharpen your outfit with choosing scarves and pocket squares in silk. A classic evening scarf goes hand in hand with a suit but makes a handsome contrast when worn with a t-shirt, jeans and sneakers. This time of year it’s time to up the ante with your shoes and bags – taken in ponyskin, crocodile and full-grain leather to elevate the most simple of outfits.
Nothing says Christmas like the addition of cosy knitwear to an outfit. Pick styles that will work way beyond the holiday season and throughout the rest of winter for maximum wear.