What to Wear – My Christmas Capsule Wardrobe

From glamorous parties to cocktails and Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve, there are so many occasions to dress for! Have you given it any thought yet? I have been planning my Christmas Capsule Wardrobe for the last few weeks. I am including pieces I already have in my wardrobe as well as taking advantage of some Black Friday bargains and a few brilliant finds. Here are some of the many outfits I can create from my Christmas capsule wardrobe. I hope it inspires you when you are planning your outfits for the Festive Season.

I have realised that I have a fair bit of black in my Christmas capsule wardrobe, but I have brightened it up with some seasonal pops of colour and I have more trouser options than skirts and dresses. Adjust to suit your colouring and preferences.

The Key Pieces

  1. Velvet jeans – to dress up with a variety of blouses and down with cosy knits.
  2. Velvet jacket – goes over dresses and separates
  3. Blouses and tops in bright colours
  4. Suede, metallics and velvet accessories
  5. A touch of shimmer and sparkle
  6. Statement jewellery
  7. Faux fur

Velvet Jeans

Smart casual with a sparkly knit and velvet boots. This relaxed but still pulled together outfit is perfect for the days between Christmas and New Year.

What to wear at Christmas, Velvet jeans

Sweater sold out – similar // Velvet jeans (or here) – Gifted // Ruffled blouse // Boots // Necklace //

With a shimmery top and heels. An easy outfit for relaxed Christmas get togethers.

What to wear at Christmas, Velvet jeans

Top – Gifted // Shoes //

With metallic accessories and a gold spot blouse. Dressed up for a house party.

What to wear at Christmas, Velvet jeans

Blouse // Bag – similar // Shoes – very similar //

Velvet Jacket

With satin trousers, a statement necklace and embellished shoes. A cocktail party look, the feminine version of a Tuxedo.

What to wear at Christmas, Velvet jacket

Velvet jacket // Camisole // Necklace – similar // Bag // Trousers also in a lovely peachy pink // Shoes //

 

With a sparkly top, quick and easy but still festive.

What to wear at Christmas, Velvet jjacket

Gold stripe top – Gifted // Brooch //

 

Blouses and tops in bright colours

With red, always right at Christmas, but also the colour of this season. The trousers immediately become more dressy with the dramatic blouse.

What to wear at Christmas, satin blouses

Blouse – limited sizes (size down) // Necklace // Earrings // Trousers //

With drama. Sleeves have been the focal point of an outfit this year.

What to wear at Christmas, satin blouses

Blouse // Similar Pendant // Similar trousers //

With dramatic jewellery. Long earrings are very on trend (and these were a bargain!)

What to wear at Christmas, satin blouses

Earrings // Necklace // Blouse // Similar trousers // Similar shoes //

Suede, velvet and Metallics

Velvet shoes, the perfect finishing touch.

What to wear at Christmas, velvet shoes

Faux fur wrap // Trousers // Shoes //

A shimmering skirt and suede boots. Mix up textures to make the outfit more interesting.

What to wear at Christmas, satin blouses

Skirt – low stock (similar) // Similar necklace // Boots – similar //

A lace dress with a metallic bag. Metallics make any outfit more festive and dressy.

What to wear at Christmas,

Dress // Wrap // Bag // Necklace // Bracelet – left hand // Bracelet – right hand //

A touch of shimmer and sparkle

Pretty embellished suede shoes. Flats can be just as glamorous as heels.

What to wear at Christmas, embellished accessories

Bag // Shoes //

Statement jewellery

A sparkly collar necklace and a coloured camisole draw the eye to the face.

What to wear at Christmas,

Statement earrings and a dramatic necklace. More is more in the party season.

What to wear at Christmas,

Faux fur

Worn with a silk blouse and leather leggings, the faux fur is the luxe finishing touch.

What to wear at Christmas, faux fur

Coat // Leggings // Boots //

Florals, suede, beads and faux fur works when you keep everything neutral except the skirt.

What to wear at Christmas, faux fur

Top // Belt // Skirt // Similar boots // Similar Gilet //

Winter white is even more luxurious with a touch of faux fur.

What to wear at Christmas, faux fur

I have plenty of options to wear over Christmas. As I am not going to any formal balls or Black Tie events, I don’t need a long dress, but if I did all I would need is the dress. I have a good selection of accessories and coverups I could use.

Have you created a Christmas capsule wardrobe? If you need even more ideas, check out The Christmas Capsule Wardrobe which contains 58 outfits, including Black Tie and casual pieces.

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1 Comment

  1. Alison
    December 8, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Some very nice M&S pieces, sadly most of them are out of stock (at least in my size) – I should have been quicker!