Christmas is a great season for fashion. It is that time of the year when you retrieve pieces from the overlooked areas of your closet and actually feel excited about wearing them. Those long-sleeved classics and ankle-high boots are perfect for the chilly weather, but these Christmas outfits can be used all-year-round. So stop feeling bad about that plaid shirt or army jacket you bought in a mall sale. Christmas fashion is as versatile as you want it to be.
From dresses and jackets to shoes and accessories, there are many ways to reuse holiday fashion finds for the rest of the year. Just a little mix-and-match, and addition and subtraction, you can rock your Christmas outfits and look like you never wore the same thing twice.
Booties for all seasons
Lace-up booties are perfect for the cold night-outs. During the holidays, they look perfect with tights and scrunched socks. A jacket is also a nice touch.
But on a regular meet-up with the girls after the holidays, you can wear the boots but ditch the socks and tights or pants. Pair it with a flowy skirt and short-sleeved funky top. A chic backpack would also make you look a little bit more hip and relaxed.
Rock your cargo jacket
A cargo jacket is a Christmas essential. You can wear it to work and at a reunion after. For the holiday season, you can layer it over a sweater or button-down shirt. Scarf and lace-up booties are perfect accessories.
But one reason why this jacket makes one of the best fashion pieces for any season is because you can do so much with it. After the holidays, you can roll up the sleeves and layer it over a sleeveless top. Pair it with a skirt and open-toe shoes. When it starts to rain, you can just roll down the jacket sleeves again and wear ankle-high leather boots.
Be glad with plaid
Plaid shirts are among the most comfortable Christmas outfits to use all year. They are great to layer with turtleneck shirt, tights, and suede booties. But you can also just totally rock them with shorts and bare legs. Roll up the sleeves of the plaid shirt and knot it in front for a sexy, summer look.
All scarfed up
The scarf is among the most popular accessories for Christmas. There are so many ways to use it. When the weather is cold, it is the perfect accessory for a jacket to help keep you warm.
After Christmas, you can just hang it loose or put it around your outfit. You can also use it as a belt, bag accessory, or something to tie or twirl your hair up with.
Doll up with knit
Knit sweaters are increasingly becoming a fashion darling. They used to just come in reindeer and Santa prints, but these days, modern and chic knits are worthy of a magazine feature.
But while they are mostly used during winter and Christmas, knit sweaters can be resurrected during the fall or rainy season. A thigh-length sweater is perfect with just comfy tights, while baggy or oversized sweaters are perfect with skinny jeans and delicate heels.
Fun with cardigan
Cardigan sweaters are among the staples in every woman’s closet. They are versatile and can be worn in many different ways and at different occasions. It is a Christmas favorite because it goes well with everything and also not as thick as jackets for those in tropical locations.
All year round, you can use a cardigan over a summer dress. You can pair it with a flowy top and skinny jeans or shorts. You can roll up the sleeves for a more relaxed feel. You can also tie a belt around it.
Rock it with denim
The denim jacket is a classic. And it wouldn’t be if it could only be used for a single season. During the holidays, you can layer it over a turtleneck sweater or accessorize it with scarf. But when the chilly weather is over, you can still use the denim jacket to put a classic touch on a feminine look. Pair it with flowy, lacy dress and boots. Wear it with a skirt or black skinny jeans. Denim also looks sexier with heels.
Style the long coat
Long coats are among the most sophisticated Christmas fashion pieces. There’s something very Hollywood about them. For the holidays, you can wear them with jeans and boots and scarf, and feel every bit like Victoria Beckham.
On regular seasons, you can layer the knee-length coat over a floral dress of the same length. You can also mix it with a white, baggy tee and shorts. Put on heels and you’re good to go.
Not too tight
Leggings and warmers are usually paired with boots and jackets during Christmas. They feel soft but still warm enough. But they are versatile in such a way that you can rock it with an oversized tee or denim jacket. There are also summer dresses that go well with tights.
Partying with holiday dresses
You probably shopped way too much for every party that you attended this Christmas. Holiday dresses are mostly solid, warm colors like red, green, blue or black. And this is a good thing if you’re an office girl. These colors are easy to mix and match with other pieces. You can pair them with a cardigan or a blazer for a corporate look all-year-round.
Makeup for every season
Speaking of partying, you also probably got yourself a new set of makeup. After all, when the weather is cold, you need to look moisturized and alive and vibrant. Don’t worry, you can still use that hot red lipstick even after the holidays. Just remember that when a makeup color is too loud and bold, calm it down with lighter colors. A red lipstick can just go with a light cheek tint. Don’t overdo your eye makeup, too.
Christmas is dress-up season. But the excitement doesn’t end there. Even after the weather has warmed up, you can still mix and match your Christmas fashion pieces with other staples from your closet.