Holidays are the best times ever and Christmas sure takes the lead! There’s just so much joy, laughter, sharing and beauty to lift your spirit even when you fall into the trap of evaluating how shitty, or not-so-shitty the year has been!
If all through the year you spent a good chunk of your time being a social junkie, growing your social and professional network, Christmas is that sacred time of the year reserved for some quality time with family and close friends. Sure you’ll have lots of events lined up, but you’ll also be marking your attendance in gatherings and parties that matter the most.
On the average, you might be looking at; office Christmas parties, parties for professional groups you belong to, your kids’ school Christmas party, intimate Christmas dinners with family and friends, and not forgetting the New Year’s Eve party.
I’ve put together seven looks to ensure that you show up in at these events looking your best and feeling
This is probably one of the few times in the year that you really get to dress up for work. So why not leave the black and the blue suits to others and come looking different in a two-piece grey suit. The red touch is in keeping with the Christmas spirit. This look is trendy, fun but still captures the essence of the party. You can also incorporate a black or red bowtie to elevate the look even further.
The kids party as well and you need to show up either as the best dad or the best uncle of the year. This laid back but elegant look says that you don’t take yourself too seriously and that you’re ready to mingle and yell out a “that’s my boy / girl!” when your little star takes the stage. Did you spot the Christmas color here?
One more night out with the guys before the year winds off? Why not? Stay warm in this check jacket layered over a camel cashmere sweater. Keep it casual but classic with the comfortable burgundy derbies, bracelet for a little Christmas charm and a scarf to protect from the harsh cold should y’all decide to go bar-hopping.
If you’ve been spending previous Christmas days in your pyjamas, let’s try something different this year. Personally, I believe that dressing up on Christmas day adds a special touch to the occasion. This is also the day you come closest to impersonating Father Christmas, so go all out with the red, white and black. Since you’ll be home, I recommend a pair of loafers for its laceless style.
Pants – Zara | Shirt – Hugo Boss | Sweater – Guy de Berac | Shoes – The Kooples | Socks – Galerie Lafayette
While you spent Christmas day indoors, Boxing day might probably be outdoors meeting up with friends, extended family or volunteering at a local charity organization. This look is comfortable, very easy to move in and will keep you warm. It is also still fun and colorful just like the season.
From the red carpet to the private dinners, I believe we can all agree that “black tie” no longer means a black (bow) tie. It simply means that you should dress to look your best. While the tie in this look is not to far from black, the choice of a burgundy red suit paired with a black shirt makes a bold and daring statement; exactly the same way you should be bracing up to face the coming year.
Suit – Hugo Boss | Shirt – Hugo Boss | Shoes – Santoni | Bow tie – Hugo Boss | Pocket Square – Hugo Boss
And if you’re not at a black tie event, perhaps it’s a New Year’s Eve house party or at a religious event. Wherever you’ll be, show up like one who’s grateful for the good, the bad and the ugly that came with the year. Finally, don’t forget a timepiece for the essential countdown to the New Year!
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