When it comes to the festive season, you need to be prepped. Whether you’re off to your works Christmas do or getting a few mates round for some festive cheer, it can be difficult knowing what to wear for all those social events. We’ve rounded up this quick guide on what to wear for all things Christmas.
If you’re hosting or not, it’s best to keep your outfit casual and stripped back, unless there’s a chance you’ll end up heading straight to town after pre-drinking. A smart t-shirt, jeans and boots is a guaranteed winning combination when you’re drinking at a house party. It’s smart enough to make sure you’re looking dapper meeting new people but also comfy enough when it comes to chilling on the sofa with a beer or winning at beer pong.
Opt for statement t-shirts, oversized fits or dropped shoulder styles. For denim, whichever fit works. Check out our denim fit guide to make your decision. Padded jackets are also the coat choice of the season – find the below in green and grey colourways.
Works Christmas Do
Christmas parties can vary – from a sit down three-course Christmas dinner to a free bar. The rule of thumb is to never be over or under dressed for your works do. A shirt, smart jeans and a smart casual jacket is your way forward, making it to easy to cover all the bases for whatever and wherever your Christmas do is.
For your choice of outerwear, don a denim trucker jacket to throw on over your shirt. This will still keep the smart element but help you to not feel overdressed if everybody has toned down their party outfits. You can even sling on a Christmas jumper over your shirt to create a more relaxed look if you’re in the Christmas spirit.
The black tie or formal Christmas event has less room for interpretation compared to the events above. Depending on what you wear for work, a black tie event can give you an excuse to experiment and dip into smart suits.
For a formal event, without the strict black tie, shirts, trousers and a jacket are required. Add a tie for extra formality or a bow tie if you’re feeling brave. The term “black-tie optional” can be a little misleading. Opting for a smart, casual approach would suffice.
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