Planning your Christmas Day outfits can be tricky, particularly as you’re usually doing lots of different things. So, why limit yourself to just one look? That’s why I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to bring you ideas on what to wear on Christmas Day.
From opening your presents, to eating lunch, walking off a few calories or watching a festive movie…
All the outfit ideas below are from Nordstrom Made brands.That means you get quality clothes at affordable rates.
Christmas day outfits: Opening presents
When heading down to breakfast on Christmas morning, to open up your presents and watch loved ones open up their gifts, there’s really no need to get dressed yet…, particularly if you’re wearing a pair of stylish pajamas.
The Nordstrom Moonlight pajamas (below) come in lots of shades and patterns, including this festive red.
Or, you could choose a striking graphic print such as the face pattern on the Nordstrom pajamas (below). You could easily wear the pants and top out as well as in. The top could be worn as a tunic with leggings, or tucked into jeans. You could even wear the pants for evening with a silky top, blazer and heels.
Stay in your pajamas for Christmas lunch too if you want to. I won’t judge! But if you do want to get changed, either because you are heading out to eat or you have guests coming to you, a cozy sweater worn with a skirt or wide leg pants can give you the perfect mix of cozy and formal.
The festive season is always a good time to wear sequins, like the knee-length skirt (below). To add a little playfulness to your outfit, you could choose Christmas slogan knitwear like the ‘Celebrate’ sweater from Caslon.
Nordstrom Signature Cascade Collar Double Face Wool & Cashmere Coat – Caslon Celebrate Embroidered Sweatshirt – Halogen Sequin Side Slit Skirt – BP. Ruched Baguette Crossbody Bag – Caslon Brielle Water Resistant Bootie – Kendra Scott Rylan Statement Earrings
If you prefer pants, how about a pair of wide leg pants rather than a skirt? Adding an embellished top works well as it’s likely that the focus will be on your top half if you are sitting down for lunch.
christmas day walk
Once you’ve finished your Christmas meal, you may want to head out to walk off a few calories, and enjoy some fresh air. Opt for cozy, comfy, stylish knitwear, a warm jacket and walking boots.
christmas day outfits: dinner
It may be that you are heading out for a more formal festive meal. In which case, you can definitely enjoy getting dressed up for the occasion. The floral dress (below) has a high-low hemline which adds interest. You can wear with tights and boots for winter. Then, keep it for the summer season when you can wear with sandals and a floppy hat.
Open Edit Moto Jacket – Nordstrom Floral V-Neck Satin Dress – Open Edit Talulla Pointed Toe Bootie – BP. Ruched Baguette Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Hammered Huggie & Cultured Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings
For a classic, striking look, you can wear a red dress. The ruching of the twist front dress (below) will flatter even if you have a little tummy to disguise, while the plaid trench is both on-trend and timeless.
Nordstrom Windowpane Plaid Double Breasted Wrap Coat – Halogen Twist Front Knit Sheath Dress – Open Edit Talulla Pointed Toe Bootie – BP. Ruched Baguette Crossbody Bag – Nordstrom Cascading Crystal Chain Drop Earrings
Back home after a long day? Then you’ll want to wear something comfortable. Perhaps you’re enjoying your new gifts, watching a movie, or reading a book with your favorite tipple in front of the fire. The loungewear (below) is versatile no matter how you spend the rest of Christmas day.
You could wear the red sweater (below) with daywear, such as the sequin skirt or wide pants I’ve already shown you, or with lounge pants.
A jumpsuit can be worn for any occasion. You could wear the tie waist jumpsuit (below) with flat shoes and a moto jacket for day, with heels and a blazer for night, or with a warm cardigan for lounging.
Below, you can see the outfits from above together in one capsule. There are lots of ways to mix and match and create lots of festive outfits for when Christmas is over. For example, you could dress the black jumpsuit up with the heeled booties and plaid trench. You could wear the red sweater with the silver sequin skirt, or the ‘celebrate’ top with the black pants.
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