Despite all the fun parties and champagne, the holidays can be a hectic season—especially if you’re the one doing all the dinner planning and Christmas gift-wrapping. With all that hustle and bustle, the last thing you want is to stress over your outfit.
Fortunately, dressing up for the season doesn’t have to be such a chore. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the essentials to see you through. From cozy tops to wool hats, here are 6 pieces you need to complete your Christmas wardrobe.
Perhaps one of the best foundations of any winter outfit is a good turtleneck. Not only do they add a flair of sophistication, but they’re just as practical, too. Even better is that there are lots of turtlenecks that come in special fabrics—such as Uniqlo’s heat-tech, which is made to keep you warm with minimal layers. If you’re looking for something more traditional, the Japanese brand has their signature ribbed turtlenecks in every color as well. Whether worn under a coat or paired with high-waist pants, turtlenecks are a versatile must-have.
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Nothing says, ‘Merry Christmas!’ more than a fuzzy top. Of course, if you’re not into the ugly sweater trend, then you’ll be happy to know that cashmere sweaters never go out of style. This piece from Nordstrom provides just the right amount of comfort while maintaining its casual-cool vibe thanks to the ribbed cuffs. Plus, it goes well with pretty much any bottom—from maxi skirts and tights, to leather pants and jeans.
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With their slouchy and effortless silhouettes, oversized coats have the ability to boost the cool factor on any ensemble, which is why it’s no wonder they’ve remained timeless throughout the years. Woman Within’s coats and jackets come in an array of fits, with many of them sporting the season’s trendy loose shape. Even better, there’s a design for everyone, such as soft florals if you’re feeling feminine, or checkered wool blends for that cozy Christmas feel. Use your oversized coat to complete your outfit, and you’re good to go.
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For many folks, denim isn’t exactly the best choice for snowy weather. It doesn’t repel wind, nor does it resist the wetness, leaving you damp and chilly at the end of the day. However, there is a way to wear denim in the snow—and that’s to buy jeans with fleece lining. In this regard, SNEWS recommends DUER’s Fireside Denim line to enjoy all the extra layers without looking too bulky. That way, you can rock your skinny jeans without worry.
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You’ll need the right pair of shoes to enjoy all the season’s festivities with ease. If thigh-high boots aren’t your thing, LifeStride’s Parigi Heels are another popular pick—boasting more than 1,600 positive reviews on Amazon alone. Each shoe has a rounded toe box for a roomy fit, along with a cushioned insole and flexible outsole. In this way, they’ve got the formal appeal of heels, but feel like a pair of flats—perfect for keeping you on your feet for hours.
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Hats aren’t just a spring staple. In fact, you’d be surprised how the right one can transform your simple attire to something that feels more in line with the cheery season. Hats crafted out of wool or felt, in particular, can add a certain charm while keeping your hair in place and protected from the harsh winds. Feel free to choose a style you’re happy with—be it a sharp fedora, or a soft beanie.
With everything going on during this season, your wardrobe should certainly be the least of your worries. When in doubt, just stick to what feels comfy for you. After all, it’s hard to enjoy the party when you’re busy freezing in a corner or nursing your aching feet.