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 means you get quality clothes at affordable rates.

Christmas Day outfits - Shauna wears a cobalt blue jumpsuit |

Shauna @chicover50 (read her style interview here) above opts for a cobalt blue jumpsuit and snakeprint pumps that would be perfect for a Christmas lunch or party.

Recreate her outfit with this similar jumpsuit (another option here), pumps, necklace and earrings.

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 silk pajamas (below) come in lots of shades, including this festive green.

Christmas day outfits - pajamas |

Nordstrom Long Cashmere RobeNodstrom Classic Silk PajamasUGG Scuffette II Chunky Sequin Slipper

christmas lunch

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, you can wear your jeans if you want to. Team them with a dressy top for the perfect mix of casual and formal.

A skirt and sweater for Christmas day |

Theory Twist Silk BlouseWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut JeansCOACH Jade Logo Knit Pointed Toe BootieMarc Jacobs The Director Faux Leather ToteMadewell Two-Piece Darkstone Layered Necklace

Sylvia @sylviacolella (read her style interview here) below wears a classic outfit of a white shirt and jeans. If you want to dress your outfit up more, you could add a blazer.

Get her look with this similar shirt, jeans, pumps (another option here), bag, belt and sunglasses.

Sylvia wears a white shirt and jeans |

Or, you could opt for a cozy sweater with your jeans. Elevate your look with a smart coat and heeled booties.

What to wear on Christmas Day - a sequin skirt and sweater |

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Belted Wool Blend Patch Pocket CoatEleven Six Ali Turtleneck Alpaca Blend SweaterVERO MODA Coated Flare JeansFranco Sarto Waxton Chelsea BootCult Gaia Square Silk ScarfEttika Mara Hoop Earrings

If you prefer pants, you could opt for a skinny or wide style? 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.

Embellished sweater and wide pants for Christmas |

River Island Hybrid Embellished Crop Sweater & Button-Up ShirtAG Farrah High Waist Ankle Skinny JeansOlga Berg Natasha Mesh ClutchCOACH Jade Logo Knit Pointed Toe BootieEttika Mara Hoop Earrings

Susanne wears a striped sweater and wide pants |

Susanne @textelle (read her style interview here) above shows how you could wear pale shades for winter. She adds some pops of festive red.

Steal her look with this similar sweater, pants, handbag, sneakers and sunglasses.

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. If you’ve worn your sweater for Christmas lunch, just swap your coat and boots and you’re good to go.

Outfit for walks |

Sam Edelman Water Repellent Puffer Coat with Removable Faux Fur CollarEleven Six Ali Turtleneck Alpaca Blend SweaterWit & Wisdom Ab-Solution High Waist Itty Bitty Bootcut JeansSOREL Brex Lace-Up Waterproof BootieLongchamp Le Pliage BackpackC.C Cable Knit Pom Fleece Lined Beanie

Greetje wears a gilet and striped top |

Greetje @no_fear_of_fashion (read her style interview here) above adds a gilet over her striped top for warmth.

Check out this similar striped top, puffer vest (another option here), jeans, booties, handbag (another option here) and earrings.

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 print dress (below) has ruching down the center 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.

Christmas dinner outfits |

Veronica Beard Mesika Long Sleeve Stretch Silk Midi ShirtdressVionic Isadora SandalTory Burch T Monogram Embossed Metallic Bucket BagNina Large Disc Earrings

Or, how about a pair of statement pants?

The festive season is always a good time to wear sequins, like the sequin pants (below). To add even more glamour, you could choose metallic accessories.

Blazer, velvet shirt, sequin pants and sandals |

Reiss Amber Double Breasted Wool Blend JacketFaherty Genevieve Velvet Button-Up ShirtAnne Klein Linear Shine Sequin Wide Leg PantsTory Burch T Monogram Embossed Metallic Bucket BagNina Large Disc Earrings

If you prefer a skirt, you could opt for an embellished skirt. If you want extra warmth, you could add the blazer above or a cardigan.

Sequin skirt outfit |

Careste Eva Sleeveless Silk TopAnne Klein Leaf Sequin Midi SkirtOlga Berg Natasha Mesh ClutchJ.Renée Taveta Slingback PumpBaubleBar Asymmetric Statement Collar Necklace

WHAT TO WEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY: All the Christmas Day outfits you need for lounging, lunching, staying in or going out |

Kim @kimair (read her style interview here) above wears a moto jacket over her maxi dress. Depending on the weather where you are, you could add tights and boots.

Recreate her outfit with this similar top, jacket, skirt, sandals, handbag and 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.

Loungewear for Christmas Day |

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® Long CardiganNordstrom Mock Neck Rib Trim SweaterBarefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite® High Waist Lounge PantsUGG Scuffette II Chunky Sequin Slipper

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 wear the green sweater with the sequin skirt or pants, or the blazer with your jeans.

Christmas day outfits |

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Previous Christmas Day capsule

Below is a previous Christmas Day capsule. While past season, it will still give you inspiration.

Christmas day outfits |

How will you be spending your Christmas Day? What will your Christmas Day outfits be? Let us know in the comments below.

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WHAT TO WEAR ON CHRISTMAS DAY: All the Christmas Day outfits you need for lounging, lunching, staying in or going out |

Feature image by Kim @kimair

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