No matter where we are in the world, we all enjoy spreading festive vibes through our everyday outfits. But with arrays of sparkles and jingle-y bells, it seems quite hard to keep it classy.
Exhibit A: Our fave Mean Girls tack it up! (photo courtesy of picgood.com)
But rest assured that there are ways to inject the holiday spirit without looking like a ho ho ho (see what I did there!)
On The FIRST Day Of Christmas My Wardrobe Gave To Me....
A SPRINKLE OF SEQUINS
Ok, so the key word here is sprinkle. Keep sequins or heavy embellishments to one main item, but feel free to compliment with plainer metallic items.
Team a head to toe metallic jumpsuit or dress with plain and minimal accessories, as shown on this lush catwalk look from Topshop Unique.
As for metallics, they are at the height of fashion, so go ahead and rock out! Here's some festive metallic and sequin inspiration...
For the snowy Northern Hemisphere:
For the hot hot hot Southern Hemisphere:
Don't get me wrong, Santa and Reindeer earrings can look really cute, but investing in simple but sparkly green, red and diamante jewellery is a way to add some seasons greetings to your look. Plus: You can wear it for the rest of the year too.
Here's what I use to add a quick dose of Christmas to my look:
Celebrities love rocking these jewels too:
On The THIRD Day Of Christmas My Wardrobe Gave To Me....
Christmas nail art can be festive, fancy and surprisingly easy. It's time to deck your nails!
Julep have a great tutorial for an easy and classic festive nail look (see below):
I've decked my nails in a festive red polish topped with loose iridescent glitter:
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Instead of injecting sparkle into your outfit, why not don some sparkly, festive makeup instead? Or get the best of both worlds by combining festive makeup with one statement sequin piece.
For an understated day look, combine matte red lips with burnt bronze shadow and white eyeliner. (Photo from blog.themodelstage.com)
If you want something a bit more statement for a night out, try using larger flecks of glitter amongst shimmery shadow for a real- life 'Frozen' look. (Photo from prettydesign.com)
If you're a total novice at makeup, try this perfect sparkly tutorial by Carli Bybel.
On The FIFTH Day Of Christmas My Wardrobe Gave To Me....
NANS XMAS JUMPER
Ah... the Christmas jumper: the cream of the crop when it comes to Christmas tat. The interesting thing with this trend is that the tackier the jumper, the better. So go over-the-top tacky in a Xmas jumper and act as if you don't care what anyone thinks. Embrace it.
Fearne Cotton looks like a huge Rudolf fan in this reindeer-print red number. (Photo from dailymail.co.uk)
Not crazy enough, Lauren Conrad! (Photo from popsugar.com)
The Saturdays' Frankie rocks some good old tacky deers and trees. (thedailymail.co.uk)
How do you like to inject Christmas into your look?