Are you like me? Do you look forward to celebrating Christmas all month long? I have for almost all of my adult life.
And in my mind, the ideal cozy Christmas or hygge style is a 31-day extravaganza where every outfit, every day, says, "I know Xmas is coming."
But I confess to you that I have often had a lower style budget than I wanted, and I have envied women who seemed to have all the Christmas style they could ever want. Catalogs would come in the mail, I'd drool over them, and then feel sad because I couldn't buy everything.
And this Christmas, due to our ongoing pandemic experience, many of us will have emptier wallets than usual. But you can still style yourself for Xmas, even if you'll be spending most of this season at home. Read on, to discover how.
Here's how to style your Christmas on a budget...
(1) Haul out every red or green or ivory piece of clothing you own. Who cares if you didn't buy it for Xmas? The important thing is how you will feel when you know that you are wearing it to celebrate.
(2) Pick your favorites and wear them as often as possible. Find one scarf or piece of jewelry and wear it, too.
Below is a picture of my own Christmas capsule wardrobe...
Ideas for a Xmas Daily Uniform & Outfit Formula
The color palette: ivory + your red + your green (show all six)
My hygge daily uniform: a duster cardigan column, inside or outside, with your best color combo.
My own Christmas color palette & daily uniform...
I only have one red top, a red print scarf and a red pair of shoes. But I have quite a bit of olive green and ivory. So those are the colors I will combine this Christmas.
My Christmas-colored ivory/oatmeal and green, so that will be my outfit starting point, and the rest of my daily uniform will be a long-sleeved top and a pair of leggings, with either my red flats or my olive ones.
How do you feel when the Christmas season comes around? Do you feel inspired to celebrate with style?
And if you had a daily Christmas uniform, what would it be?
See you tomorrow!
Hi, I'm Jeanine
Author, tea matchmaker, self care coach and lifestyle blogger. I help women who want more time for tea breaks & self care simplify, and find time for both. More here.