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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Faking a Christmas Outfit | Lurex Stripes and Red Silk

Faking a Christmas Outfit | Lurex Stripes and Red Silk

It Christmas time...
And with Christmas comes the dreaded Christmas Jumper!

When did the Christmas jumper go from something hideous and embarrassing (that your nan knitted, and you hid in a drawer) to something trendy?
When did naffness become cool?

It's not just limited to knitwear either.
There are Christmas tops, accessories and even dresses!

Whatever you think of the Christmas clobber trend, some days you just can't avoid it!

Faking a Christmas Outfit | Lurex Stripes and Red Silk

Many of us work over the festive period, and certain workplaces are full of Christmas clothing.
If you're not working you will probably still have to deliver presents, and visit friends or relatives.
Dressing with some festive cheer is almost expected.
Love it or loathe it, you can't escape.


What if you can't be bothered with all of that?
What if you have a bit of a sniffle, or a sore head?
What if you actually feel a bit down-in-the-dumps at Christmas?

Maybe Christmas time is not your favourite time of year.
What if you HATE christmas jumpers??!!

Don't worry, it's really easy to fake some festive cheer... and even fake a Christmas jumper too!

Faking a Christmas Outfit | Lurex Stripes and Red Silk

The easiest way to fake some Christmas cheer (without compromising on comfort or cosiness) is to add two simple elements.
Something red and something sparkly!

This lurex striped jumper was perfect.
It has just enough sparkle, and when paired with a bright red silk skirt, makes for an instant christmas outfit!

(The slight sheen of the silk amps up the Christmas vibe... although I have worn this skirt in non-festive ways HERE and HERE).

Layering these bright and cheerful items over plain opaque tights and a thermal baselayer kept me comfortable and cosy.

Patent ankle boots, and a fun bag finished things off nicely.

Faking a Christmas Outfit | Lurex Stripes and Red Silk

Even if you don't feel up to it, dressing with a bit of sparkle (and faking some festive cheer) can brighten up your day... and that's got to be a good thing!

Have a lovely Christmas!

What is your idea of a fun Christmas Outfit?
Do you like a Christmas-themed jumper, top or dress?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.

I love hearing from you!

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SKIRT: Vintage... similar
BOOTS: Vagabond... similar
CLUTCH: My daughters!.... similar




  1. This is certainly low key, festive, fashion perfection. I do however feel that a bit of a holiday brooch at the shoulder would help the holiday mood a bit more.
    Every time I see those patent boots I smile. They really are darling, dressy, and show your sense of humor all at once.
    I'm so glad to have been introduced to the world of blogging through YOU my dear Samantha! So THANK YOU for doing that by just being your charming self. I hope your holiday is special, wrapped in the cozy comfort and joy of your family.
    Much love,

  2. mwhaha, I'm fine with wearing something red and something sparkly! even if I'm not in a festive mood!.
    You look cool, colorful and genuinely yourself, and that's fabulous!, I love your outfit, and your fab accessorizing! (as usual), it's something I would love to wear!


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