As much as I love the holiday season in general, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day hold a special place in my heart. This Fashion Friday is a choose-your-own-adventure of sorts – whether you’re headed off to a family dinner and a church service, or you’re going to a fancy dinner or an event like the ballet, I have an outfit for you!
As I explained in my Winter Color Chart post, red is a big color for Winter. For both of these outfits, I went with a red dress. When going with a bold dress color, it’s important to keep the rest of the outfit simple.
For the more casual outfit, I layered a grey tweed coat over the top, and added a flat oxford, but you could also wear a classic flat. I would definitely wear tights with both of these outfits, but depending on where you live, you might not want or need to! For the more formal outfit, I chose a faux-fur coat that adds a bit of glamour and contrast to the lace of the dress. Then I added a pair of low pumps – something nice looking, but not too uncomfortable.
To accessorize, I chose a clutch and stud earrings for each outfit. For the first outfit, I went with a beaded clutch and playful studs. For the second outfit, I went with a glittery clutch and a fancier-looking stud. With all the texture already in the second outfit, I wanted to keep the accessories fairly simple.
You know what I think is the best part of dressing up on Christmas Eve? When you get home and can change into Christmas pajamas!
What are you going to wear this Christmas Eve? What events do you have planned? If you’re looking for more holiday party outfit inspiration, be sure to check out Lydia’s guest post here.