Festive Wear

Merry Christmas y’all! I can hardly believe it is already December! The months have flown by, and now it is time to get our holiday cheer on! Fashion during the holidays can be ridiculously fun, and I have put together a list of how to show your Christmas spirit through what you wear.

1. Christmas pajamas (Don’t laugh. I am completely serious here 😉)
Everyone needs a good pair of pajamas, and the holidays are no exception. Even if no one else sees you in them, you will have done your holiday duty by wearing your candy canes, snow men, or reindeer proudly – and who knows, you may even start dreaming of sugar plums and chocolates!

2. Red or green top
You know that Christmas dinner you weren’t quite sure what to wear to or perhaps a holiday party that had you in a frenzy because there was absolutely nothing in your closet that sufficed? Well. Have no fear! For the guys, pairing either a checkered red or green top with a matching, plain polo sweater works perfectly! Or, if that’s not your cup of tea, you can pair a plain button-up white top with a fun, decorative Christmas sweater. 


For the girls, I’m personally a fan of sequin dresses (obviously paired with leggings) which come in a multitude of colors. If you aren’t the girly sort, however, that’s perfectly fine! A snug maroon or emerald top paired with a skirt or jeans and a jacket can be just as festive!

3. Christmas earrings
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way – oops. The Christmas lyrics snuck right up on me. Sneaky song. But jingle bell earrings are particularly joy-some to wear during the holidays! Although those are my personal favorite festive earring style to wear, stores also sell ones with snow men and snowflakes. You can find some at Claire’s.

4. Christmas sunglasses
I think I will let the picture speak for itself…after all, a picture is better than a thousand words right? Or something like that…

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I hope y’all have been inspired to get your holiday clothes out and demonstrate your Christmas spirit through fashion!

~ Southern Dreamer

 

Seven Fall and Winter Essentials

As the days of November meld into the weeks of December, and the frigid air comes upon us, the transitional clothes of summer-fall slowly but surely are replaced with winter ones.

To get us started, one of the most basic pieces of any winter wardrobe is the jean. Invest in a good pair of jeans that will last you throughout the cold season for no other reason than that they are one staple you can count on. Skinny jeans (girls only please!) are a popular style in the current fashion world and can be found at numerous stores such as American Eagle, Macy’s, and even Target. Each of the previously listed stores carries both male and female jeans.

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Over-sized sweaters are a popular option for the chilly days – able to keep the occupant not only warm but comfortable as well! Definitely a win-win. These sweaters vary in lengths from practically touching the knee to just below the waist-line.

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For the guys, the top I would recommend having in your possession is the checkered shirt. Be it navy, white,  and gray or brown, black, and green – a good long-sleeved checkered top will serve you well during these next few months.

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Boots are a common shoe type to own and wear during autumn and winter.  Ankle boots, quite popular in and of themselves, have begun to come with fringes. I have seen them in a number of stores, on websites, and even worn by people in my town. Henceforth, fringed ankle boots are a must have for this fall!

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Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a great love for scarves. In my good fashion conscience, then, I absolutely could not write this list without listing…infinity scarves! Found in a multitude of patterns, colors, and materials, infinity scarves are a wonderful way to make a previously plain shirt interesting and exciting.

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Back to the guys! Wool socks are one necessary item as the days and nights get colder and the temperature drops to bitter depths. Colors can range from navy blue to charcoal gray; some even have patterns! You can easily find a pair at Macy’s, Kohl’s, or L.L. Bean.

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For the ladies, an adorable accessory to wear with your boots are leg warmers. There is no limit to the creativity you will find when searching for these! Many have lace and a button or two while the rest of it stays a lovely neutral. Etsy.com, for instance, has several options you can choose from.

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These are seven fall and winter essential items for this season, and I hope you have discovered one or two to add to your wardrobe!

~ Southern Dreamer