This is one of the more comfortable holiday outfit formulas. It’s popular with those of my clients who enjoy wearing leggings with roomy tunics or dresses. Casual yet just dressy enough if the components are festive.
Choose any colour palette. I’ve chosen neutrals and berry shades because they’re popular for the holidays in the US. Here are the components:
Leggings: NO yoga leggings. You’re after a pair that look dressier and non-athletic. Think Ponte knits, leather, pleather, velvet, textured velvet or flocked designs, suede or imitation suede, or basic black versions from Lysée. The collection here shows a good assortment of what I mean.
Tunic or Dress: You’re after a dress, pullover or top that is at least mid-thigh length. Lengths to the knee can look very elegant and avant-garde. Choose an interesting silhouette. Surrender or define the waist.
Footwear: Add dressy shoes with personality. Pattern mixing and shine get my vote. Personally, I like the look of pumps, shooties, Mary Janes, loafers and oxfords with leggings. Dressy boots can also work.
Coat or Cardigan: Top things off with a coat, sweater jacket or cardigan that is at least as long as the top, and works with the palette of the outfit.
Festive Bling: A clutch is a good way to go, or stick to a dressy satchel if you need more room in your handbag. Bling is how you can take the outfit from drab to fab. Add statement jewellery, fingernail polish, headgear, eyewear, watch and dramatic lippie as desired.
Choose woolly knitwear and add thermal underlayers to this outfit if you run cold. I’d add knee-highs for warmth on my feet if I was wearing pumps.