…so you can Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
“Last Christmas, I gave you my heart. But the very next day, you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I’ll give it to keep my best outfit for someone special…”
Christmas is less than two weeks away and whether you relate to Wham’s hit number or not (hopefully the latter), we can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t dress to impress. What with the numerous house parties and dinner get-togethers you’ll be hosting or attending, dressing up is surely half the fun of it all.
That said, the ubiquitous question of “what to wear” often finds us burrowing through our wardrobe and dashing about at malls for the perfect ensemble. To save you the trouble, we’ve put together 12 outfit ideas – one for each day of festivity! – inspired by the most popular holiday songs of all time so you can Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
“Feliz Navidad” - José Feliciano
There’s nothing like a shimmery gold frock that screams festive cheer. (Dress – Caroline Constas, Jewellery – Tiffany & Co, Bag – Saint Laurent, Heels – Alexandre Birman)
“Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms
You may or may not complete this look with a Santa hat a la #MeanGirls. (Dress – Alexander McQueen, Gloves – Balenciaga, Belt – Prada, Bag – Fendi, Boots – Stuart Weitzman)
“The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole
If you happen to be on a winter holiday enjoying chestnuts roasting on an open fire… (Coat – Dior, Cap – Rag & Bone, Top – Burberry, Pants – Victoria Beckham, Bag – Loewe, Shoes – Gucci)
“White Christmas” – Bing Crosby
All white everything, coming up. (Earrings – Isabel Marant, Dress – Louis Vuitton, Coat – Max Mara, Bag – Chloe, Boots – Aquazurra)
“All I Want For Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey
This red dress speaks for itself - don't you think? (Dress – Jason Wu, Jewellery – Chopard, Bag – Jimmy Choo, Heels – Roger Vivier)
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee
Any song with ‘tree’ in its title naturally brings to mind a green getup, and this one comes with pretty embellishments too. (Dress - Marchesa Notte, Jewellery – Bulgari, Bag – Alaia, Heels – Jimmy Choo)
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Jackson Five
Now all you need is to put on your best “good girl” behaviour. (Bag – Givenchy, Watch – Jager-LeCoultre, Jumpsuit – Galvan, Heels – Alexander Wang)
“Little Drummer Boy” – Low
Care to join the band? (Jacket & Shoes – Dior, Jumpsuit – Louis Vuitton, Cap – Eugenia Kim, Bag – Prada)
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Frank Sinatra
For the simple yet sophisticated girl. (Dress – Mansur Gavriel, Watch – Piaget, Bag – Oscar de la Renta, Heels – Alexandre Birman)
“Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” – Dean Martin
Throw on a coat and scarf for the sweater weather and all the way home you'll be warm. (Sweater – MICHAEL Michael Kors, Pants – Helmut Lang, Coat – Max Mara, Scarf – Burberry, Bag – Celine)
“Silver Bells” – The Flaming Lips
Shine bright like this season’s silver bells in this elegant number. (Jewellery – Buccellati, Dress – Michelle Mason, Clutch – Bottega Veneta, Watch – Cartier, Heels – Sophia Webster)
“Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” - Gene Autry
And here’s something to match good ol’ Rudolph. (Top – Victoria Beckham, Belt – Gucci, Pants – Oscar de la Renta, Bag – Christian Dior, Heels – Alexander Wang)
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P/S: You can also make holiday pop songs the dress code for your Christmas party!
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