24 December 2015

5 Quick and Stylish Ways To Look Festive On Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring.... well, except me! Dresses and Skirts are flying through the air, while I try to decide how on earth to do my hair.

If you still need to inject some last minute Christmas Spirit into your look, you're in the right place! Scroll on for my five quick tips....

1. Dressed Down Sequins
Just because you'll be spending the day with great Aunt Nora and co, doesn't mean that you can't get glammed up! Inject a little holiday spirit into your look with a seasonal splash of sequins.

The key to this one is to keep it casual. After all, your family living room is not hosting the Emmy Awards on December the 25th! Choose one statement sequin piece and dress is down with denim, jersey and knit fabrics.

For the Northern Hemisphere

1. Boohoo Jumper 2. H & M Sequin Skirt  3.She In Trench 4. Helly Hansen Beanie 5. New Look Boots

For the Southern Hemisphere 

1. Oasis Sequin Top 2. River Island Denim Shorts 3. Princess Polly Hat 4. Karen Walker Sunglasses 5. River Island Shoes

2. A Festive Berry Lip
It's 100% proven that a coloured lip will instantly make you look more polished. With frost-bitten berry tones and red-wine hues, a bold berry lip will instantly make you look the part.
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3. Red Glitzy Nails
Nothing says 'Merry Christmas' like some festive-appropriate nails! If you have five minutes to make yourself look just that extra bit festive, why not do a DIY Christmas mani?

Here's one I prepared earlier! To create these glitzy nails, I started by applying two coats of Rimmel Lasting Finish Nail Polish in 'Double Decker Red.' I then added a coat of Barry M Aquarium polish in Atlantis.

4. Statement Earrings
A glitzy, drop earring is a win no matter what you're wearing.

1. She In Green Drop Gemstones 2. She In Silver Clip 3. River Island Silver Gemstones 4. She In Green Gemstone Vintage Drops

5. Put A Bow On It!
Christmassy hairstyles don't necessarily have to equate to Cindy Lou Who from 'The Grinch'. Be the hottest thing under the tree by re-creating this bow hairstyle.
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If this looks like nuclear physics to you (like it does to me), check out this Youtube Tutorial

 Have fun!!

Wishing all my readers a HUGE Merry Christmas! Thanks for all your support this year! Without you, 'The Daily Luxe' would be nothing! Have a great day- and don't drink too much wine!


  1. Lovely inspirations!

    Happy Holidays Beautiful!


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  2. Such great inspiration, my lovely Rachel!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas Eve!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  3. great inspiration, my dear
    wishing you a happy Christmas...

  4. Merry Christmas dear!

  5. I wish my wardrobes would be stylish for this festive season. I have been busy with visa and everything, so I have nothing to wear lol

  6. Beautiful inspirations, they are perfect for the festive season! Merry Christmas, Rachel :) xx

  7. The SheIn green drop gemstone earrings are beautiful. I love the berry hued lipsticks and the fancy nailpolish. The Boohoo turtleneck jumper, the H+M sequin skirt, the Helly Hansen Beanie, the SheIn Trench coat, and the Oasis sequin top all look lovely and stylish. That bow hairstyle is amazing!
    A merry Christmas to you as well! Have a fashiontastic year 2016! :)

  8. I love your tips, Rachel! I totally agree, a berry lip instantly elevates a look. Happy Holidays!
    xo Kiki

  9. The hair bow is adorable! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  10. merry christmas rachel

  11. I love these tips!!! I especially LOVE that bow hairstyle! <3

  12. So many beautiful ideas!!
    Happy holidays doll,


  13. Love your suggestions! Merry Christmas!


  14. I agree with you Rachel. Gray sweater and glitter skirt is a perfect mix for these events. I hope you had a very happy Christmas!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,

    Eniwhere Fashion
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  15. Love the looks. Simple, but stylish!

  16. Love these outfit ideas... hope you are having a wonderful holiday, friend!!!

    Merry Christmas!!!

    All the Cute
    Ivory, Red Plaid & Green

  17. I like all this looks and tips! This hair bow is so cute! I will check out the youtube tutorial! xxx

  18. Great tips!! <3

  19. Rachel, these are fantastic tips, though a little bit too late for me since Christmas is already over, ah.

    I hope you had a lovely one!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  20. Nice selección! Merry CHristmas!🎄🎄🎄

  21. Nice selección! Merry CHristmas!🎄🎄🎄

  22. Beautiful photos :)
    Maria V.

  23. Great post dear!

  24. I love the berry lisptick shade.
    Something i would wear this season
    Happy holidays

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  25. Sucha cute post!! Love this! xo

  26. great suggestions rachel and I like how you give options for both hemispheres. Strangely, we're having a heat wave right now in Dc so I could probably get away with your holiday outfit for Australia right now!

    happy New years to you!

    Love, Mart

  27. Glitzy nails have certainly been on my agenda this Christmas - rose gold foil for me this year! I adore your hair worn in the bow Rachel, it looks so pretty :) I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  28. This is such a great tips odressing in style for Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to you as well.. :)
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  29. Awesome post and great images photos too. Hope you have a fun-filled holidays, friend! :)


  30. I love all this inspiration in this post! Those green earrings are so gorgeous and I love the way u paired them with the grey and black outfit and burgundy lip. I love coming to your blog for so much inspiration all the time:-). Hope u had a lovely xmas!

  31. Love the grey turtleneck! It goes perfectly with all those earrings. Great style girlie.

    XO, Jessi

  32. Gorgeous inspirations for the holidays! Absolutely love the burgundy lipstick!
    Fashion Soup

  33. Great inspiration and selection!!!
    Kisses and happy holidays

  34. So lovely! Hope you have a wonderful new year!

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  35. Hope you had an amazing Christmas Rach <3! You look absolutely gorgeous in your earrings <3 I love your dressed down sequin inspo <3 such a great idea! <3

    Hope you have an amazing New Year sweetie!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  36. Please can I have all these things! I love those looks.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  37. Wow! So many fabulous, festive looks that are so stunningly subtle! Am totally loving this creatively cute idea for Christmas Rachel! The dressed down sequins look has such a good vibe about it, I'm in LOVE with that beaut H&M skirt. All the pretty. Love those statement earrings too, the green ones are too gorgeous for words. All the heart eyez in the world for this beautiful post! :D

    Gotta just say how happy I am to have "met" you this year through blogging sweet Rachel! I hope you know how special and truly kind, lovely and considerate you are, not just as a beautiful blogger but as a beautiful person and spirit too. You've made my day with such lovely, supportive words and kind comments more times than I can tell you. It's people like you that make the blogging world a better one, a positive one and fulfilling one! Hopefully if you ever make a visit back to the UK (or me to Aus) we can maybe meet one day, you are too amazing a person not to see at least once in a lifetime! I hope you've had the most magical christmas and I hope that 2016 sees all your dreams and wishes come true <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  38. Hope you had an amazing Christmas Rach <3! You look absolutely gorgeous in your earrings <3 I love your dressed down sequin inspo <3 such a great idea! <3

    Hope you have an amazing New Year sweetie!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  39. Totally obsessed with berry lips this season! Some colors are just made for the fall/winter!

  40. I am so loving all of your outfit choices. And I must say I am loving your deep lippies the best. I hope you had an amazing Christmas.

    Kia / KTS

  41. Great tips! I hope you had a great Christmas!

    Adi xx

  42. I love a bit of sequins and berry lips! I also like the skirt above. You look so adorable. Wishing you a fantastic New Year dear. x /Madison
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  43. The deep colours of the lips are gorgeous! I especially love your choices in accessories! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and even more gorgeous New Year! x

  44. I love all of these beautiful suggestions especially the green vintage drop down earrings they are quite stunning!

    I'm all for a wine lip whatever the season ;)

    Lovely post!

    Laura xx


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