The Handbook
By Ashling McCloy | 14th December 2023

The countdown to the big day is on, but what will you be wearing? Are you up for all-out glamour and sophistication, sparkles and sequins or are you more of a PJs all day kinda person? Whatever your style, we’re here to help with the best Christmas Day outfit ideas…

The truth is many regard the perfect Christmas Day outfit as one of comfort and little effort; it offers an opportunity to lounge and laze in cosy sweaters or even pyjamas. While others want to go all out; we’re talking little dresses and high heels, rhinestones and velvets. Personally, I love a red dress. Could there be a more festive option? Anyway, we took inspiration from some very stylish influencers to help you plan your perfect number.

For the super glam, the now iconic feather-trimmed Sleeper Pyjama set is ideal. Not only does it look incredibly chic, it’s also luxuriously comfortable. Queens Of Archive, one of my all-time favourite labels, also offers relaxed glam – perfect if you’re hosting and roasting the sprouts. However, I’d say a mix of sparkle and soft knitwear is the ultimate way to do laid-back elegance. J.Crew’s seasonal offering of sequin pieces is hugely covetable, especially when paired with a cashmere sweater. 

Lastly, if you’re going to spend the day lounging in pyjamas, make them special. Treat yourself to a silky set or perhaps the insanely fabulous velvet ones from Olivia Von Halle. I mean, if they aren’t luxury, I don’t know what is. Whatever way you style your day, make it fabulous…

Elegant & Glam

Shimmer & Shine

Divine Velvet

Stylish Knits

Festive Sweaters

You can’t beat the Christmassy feels of a Fairisle jumper. It’s both classic and festive, especially when paired with sparkly earrings and a red lippie. If you’re after a relaxed look on the big day, surely this is a must.

PJs All Day

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