It’s the most wonderful time of the year...well, almost. Thanksgiving is behind us and now it’s full speed ahead to Christmas and Chanukah – and hopefully, some time off. Whether you're staying home, going to stay with relatives (or having them stay with you), or even renting a house with a group of friends or family somewhere for a week of skiing and drinking by the fire, this time of year is focused on relaxing and spending time with loved ones. And we’re all about what you’ll be wearing for comfy and stylish ease.
Hangin’ at Home.
The best part of holiday downtime is that truly relaxed time just hanging out – watching holiday movies, baking, decorating the house, and wrapping presents. Cozy and cute is the name of the game. We love having some great leggings or cute slim sweatpants to wear with a plaid shirt and easy cardigan, tunic, slouchy sweater, or stylish sweatshirt. And there’s nothing better than wrapping yourself in luxurious cashmere – especially when that cashmere is inspired by your favorite sweats. Shearling boots or big, warm socks and some holiday spirit complete the look. SEE OUR OUTFIT IDEA IN THIS WEEK’S FASHION FINDS>>
As much as we love to hibernate this time of year, last minute shopping trips to the mall are usually unavoidable. And going to the movies or grabbing a drink at the neighborhood bar is just part of the fun. You’ll want to look presentable, but it’s still all about relaxed comfort. Boyfriend or straight-leg jeans with a pop of holiday color or pattern in your top – even a touch of metallic– will do the job nicely. So will a plaid shirt dress or easy tunic over leggings with a long open cardi. And both looks work with a great pair of flat boots and will have you showing your holiday spirit in comfortable style. SEE OUR OUTFIT IDEA IN THIS WEEK’S FASHION FINDS>>
Extended Family Gathering/Dinner.
When the cousins, aunts and uncles, and close family friends come by for snacks or dinner, the atmosphere is still casual, but you want something a little nicer and more festive than your sweats and leggings. Pairing a cheery top with skinny jeans, slim stretch pants in a ponte fabric (that’s heavier than typical leggings, but still stretchy and super comfortable), or faux leather/suede leggings (the faux fabrics are often actually softer than the real thing and instantly feel broken-in). This creates a polished look that you can still happily eat seconds in. Pop the outfit with some luxe materials like velvet loafers or chunky, sparkly jewelry for some real fun. SEE OUR OUTFIT IDEA IN THIS WEEK’S FASHION FINDS>>
Having a pair of cozy PJ’s for adorable lounging and opening presents is simply a must. A plush robe and warm slippers never hurt, either. SEE OUR OUTFIT IDEA IN THIS WEEK’S FASHION FINDS>>
The 4 outfits in this week’s Fashion Finds, “4 Casual Holiday Looks for Laidback Days & Nights”
, are just as easy to pack as they are to wear, since you can mix-and-match, and don’t need to worry about too many precious fabrics that are hard to fold/easily wrinkle. Let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media. Happy Holidays!