Snug and Stylish on Christmas Morning.

I bet you’ve already planned what you’ll be wearing Christmas Day, something casual but cool, with the right amount of sparkle to impress but not enough that something could fall off and into the Christmas dinner, almost choking uncle Charlie!  But I bet you haven’t thought about what delights you’ll be waking up in.

In my household most of the pictures taken on Christmas Day happen to be first thing in the morning – when it’s present opening time.  This has, in the past, led to some awful moments being captured including bad hair, pillow face and worse still, some unbelievable outfit combinations. Having now learnt from past Christmas morning fashion disasters I now add a new pair of pyjamas to my festive shopping list essentials.

One of my favourite places to start the hunt for perfect PJs is at Yawn.  Just one quick browse at their yummy imagery has me dreaming about snuggling up on the sofa in a pair of their super-soft pyjamas.  Allow yourself a little slice of luxury in one of Yawns’ scrummy night shirts, PJ or short sets.  Soon you’ll be living by their mantra – Phone off, kettle on, pyjama time!

All images courtesy of Yawn.

But if you’ve missed the last of the guaranteed deliveries for Christmas, and still want to be snug and stylish on our favourite festive morning here’s a selection of my high street hottest.

Heres to a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

Style Staple – The Shirt.

Classic, minimalist, collarless, sleeveless, over-sized – I’m taking about the humble shirt.

Shirts have become a wardrobe essential for me, a go to item of clothing that can be worn for work or play, desk to dinner (or disco), and all that stuff in-between.

Not long ago the white cotton shirt was only really thought of as part of a working woman’s wardrobe, probably ironed to within an inch of it’s life and a bit stuffy.  Now it’s been elevated to classic, cult status and it’s not hard to see why.  You can easily transcend any of the seasons hottest trends, and can be team your shirt with anything from ripped jeans to a leather pencil skirt.  Just look at these for inspiration (images from Pinterest).

My fail safe shirt is a denim one, actually I have two and both are from the awesome ASOS, a dark denim version and in light of recent events with my growing tummy that is housing baby Stevens no 2, I’ve had to dig out a light washed, maternity shirt, that I would happily wear whilst not pregnant it’s that good!

In the Summer time (when the weather is fine), I love to rock a little double denim look with cut offs and gladiators, but when the sunshine fades and it’s time to layer up I love a big chunky knit over the top of my shirt.  Depending on the neckline of the jumper I do both button up and open collar, but always have a rolled up sleeve with a little denim cuff peeping out the bottom, it’s such a silly little styling trick but it instantly makes an outfit look cool.  I’m forever pushing up the sleeves on clients jumpers, blazers, leather jackets and shirts!  Just take a look at the way this J Crew beauty is put together, it’s just two items, a shirt and a skirt, but the styling of it takes things to another level.

J crew Pinterest

So step of of the office and experiment with some styling, I think you’ll be surprised at how quickly a shirt will become your new wardrobe hero. Here’s my hot picks right now.