For as long as I can remember we have associated red and green with Christmas. It probably has something to do with holly, poinsettias, and other traditions passed down through the years. Here is a good website to learn about Christmas traditions, whychristmas.com. Of course I had to take the challenge of coming up with an outfit or two that uses these wonderful colors without looking like a walking version of an ugly Christmas sweater. Here we go.
In the first outfit, I chose to use more green with just a hint of red and a large splash of gold.
For this outfit I wore a green turtleneck sweater. To tone down the "too Christmassy" look, I only used red for my jewelry. I wore gray leggings with my gray ankle boots to elongate my legs, then topped the whole outfit with this gold fringed cape that I got from Chico's.
Here you can see the necklace and bracelet I chose to bring red into the outfit. The jewelry is not overwhelmingly red, just a few beads here and there mixed in with gold and tan.
Here is a great shot of the fringe on this fun cape. I look a little crazy in this picture. Ha, ha.
For my next outfit, I decided to use the red for the brighter color and tone down the green.
Again, I wore leggings, this time a blue pair. I kept this outfit even more casual figuring it would be perfect for a Christmas day spent at home. I left the blue and red flannel shirt untucked to give the outfit a very laid back vibe. Instead of a bright Christmas green I opted for an olive colored sweater and an olive necklace.
Can't have casual without a fun pair of sneakers, so it was the navy Keds for this outfit.
Here you have the two outfits side by side.
And just for the sake of being a proud mama, I am including three more pics that I thought were very cool, that my daughter took.
Let me know what you think of these casual Christmas Day outfits. I always love your feedback.
Next week I will be celebrating with family and will not be posting on Monday and Tuesday. I will finish up this Winter Wonderland series on Thursday the 29th. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
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Photo credit Rebecca Trumbull.
Chicos no longer has this cape, but here is a cute poncho option - Chico's - $59.40
Green Turtleneck - Macy's - $14.99
Red Plaid Shirt - LLBean - $59.00
Olive Duster - Maurice's - $26.40