hristmas is nigh upon us ladies and gents, a truly joyous occasion that — for those who celebrate/revel in it — is eagerly anticipated for what is essentially a near-month celebration replete with all manner of yuletide affairs, dashing through the snow, gift shopping, family reunions and culinary indulgences.
As such, I felt (festively) compelled to offer up a few — three to be precise — considerations on what to turn to as well as wear this upcoming Christmas morning, day and evening that reach beyond the cliched (and often carelessly louche) perennial leisurewear confines of t-shirts, joggers and plaid pajamas/novelty sweaters — looks that will most assuredly keep your sartorial standards in tact and your comfort levels at their peak.
Why bother you may ask?
I'd argue because you simply owe it to yourself to look your finest come the big day seeing as you have gone above and beyond in your quest to finding the perfect presents as well as in bringing both cherished famly (culinary/nostalgic) traditions to life and all those you love together to celebrate in the spirit of the season — so don't let your style be the sole pursuit left unfulfilled.
Point being is that why not treat yourself and those who (if truth be told) deserve that simple sartorial effort (even if they would never expect nor demand it of you) to something beyond the usual throughout the day.
With that notion squarely in mind, what you will find below (as well as directly above) are three different inspirational looks that effectively hold style and comfort in equal parts erstwhile offering something for most any discernable taste or comfort level from Christmas sunrise to (well beyond) sunset.
All that is left is for you to grab your family (good company) and perhaps a mug of hot chocolate (or a festive libation/coffee/tea of your choosing) while you saunter comfortably about to situating yourself astride that resplendent Christmas tree whilst wearing (with confidence) what comforts and sartorially pleases you (as well as all onlookers) this Christmas as you begin to doll out presents to one-and-all.
Subtely festive and reflectively indicative of the casual nature underlying the morning gift unwrapping feast, the look above is both cozy and stylish, albeit in a manner that is a step above the cliched yuetide fare — t-shirts, joggers, kitschy/novelty Christmas sweaters, plaid pajamas — due in no small part to an elevated touch of luxurious opulence delivered courtesy of the (very practical yet eminently soft and genteel ) Derek Rose cotton pyjamas — which one need simply wear to bed Christmas Eve in order to immediately (and effortlessly) cut the dashing figure of festive yuletide royalty come Christmas morning.
Expertly cut and feturing a playful vintage swimmers pattern, I’d suggest sporting them beneath a warm (a White Christmas is often a cold Christmas after all), textually contrasting and ruggedly charming cable-knit belted cardigan (Religion/Topman), your favourite go-to Santa hat (preferably worn whilst handing out said presents), and a subdued pair of sherpa-lined grey wool slippers (GAP).
Perhaps the perfect way to make a understated statement from the feet up that is sure to not even offend the most steadfast holiday Grinch.
Simple. Effortless. Refined. Comfortable.
Something, as it were, that the following two inspirational ensembles have in common as well.
Dressing up come Christmas — morning, afternoon, or night — is not something that is expected by most but that need not mean that you should not endeavour to simply scrimping on your style.
And, as luck would have it, the three looks above will equip you with all you need in order to avoid a visit from the 3 ghosts of (sartorial) Christmas past in what is a collectively stylish yet utterly comforting and festive manner.
Nevertheless, and no matter what you find comfort in wearing this Christmas, I do hope you all have a wonderful and joyous Christmas Day!
: Dashing Through The Snow :