It's the most wonderful time of the year, or so they say. Christmas day is a day to be spent with loved ones; be it family or friends. All gathered under the same roof, in eager anticipation for the merriment awaiting at the dining table. Such a feast will be spread before thee, one oh so reminiscent of those placed before the gluttonous King Henry VIII, sans the medieval fanfare. Your people all amassed at the table, in fits of belly-busting laughter while devouring sumptuous food and bottles of vino. Roaring laughter and eating until the button on your denims burst. That is the ideal Christmas lunch.
When one contemplates Christmas and fashion the mind automatically directs you to the colours red and green. And it is easy to understand why we gravitate towards these two colours considering how traditionally steeped in the festive holiday they are. I for one despise wearing and pairing these two colours year round, especially during this time of year for a number of reasons. Firstly, it reminds me of my primary school uniform of green polos and daggy red shorts. Secondly it's overly, seemingly festive.
This time of year I find that most fashionistas curate ensembles solely based on these colours. Some combine the two and others don it head to toe. There's no rule to say you can't nor is there an unwritten faux-pas but for me I prefer to keep the traditional colours at bay, revealing only just a hint of festivity on say my lips. The thing is there are more colours in the colour spectrum one can indulge in this time of year. And I find metallics tend to be the most fun. I love the idea of wearing something sparkly like these pants or this skirt. Glittery enough to remain merry whilst also being something that can be utilised year round.
Faux-patent Falabella bag by Stella McCartney
Wrap cami by River Island
Circle and bar lariat necklace by Orelia
01 Le Rouge. Rouge Pur Couture lipstick by YSL
Pearls of wisdom earrings by Kate Spade
Flouncy heels by Tabitha Simmons