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Yes, You Can Wear Red and Green Without Going Full Elf – Here’s How

Get into the festive spirit without looking like a tree decoration.

Red and green are the colours of Christmas cheer but put them together incorrectly and they can soon become the thing of nightmares! If you want to get into the festive spirit without looking like a Christmas decoration, you need to follow a few simple rules when matching red and green. We’ve put together five outfits that you can easily shop and put together in a unique way, helping you stay stylish throughout the holidays. Ho ho ho!

LOOK 1: TRADITIONAL PLAID

An easy way to create a stylish yet classic Christmas look is to inject some plaid into your outfit. Simply throw a chic plaid blazer on with some jeans and a shirt.

Our picks:
Fseason – Women’s woolen classics double-breasted plaid blazer
Zara ribbed high neck sweater
H&M Embrace high ankle jeans
H&M large scarf
Furla Shoulder Bag Viva Mini in leather color giliegia


LOOK 2: FESTIVE GREEN

Wearing a more muted tone of red or green makes it much easier to combine the two. Choose one colour for accessories to avoid going overboard.

Our picks:
Zara printed sequined sweater
Mango straight cotton trousers
Love Moschino embellished leather shoulder bag
Own The Looks cherry acrylic drop earrings
Skagen Blakely cuff bracelet


LOOK 3: THE CHRISTMAS JUMPER

Styling your outfit around your Christmas jumper is a sure-fire way to capture the essence of festive wear. Prints will also help to break up the colours.

Our picks:
Whistles chunky Fairisle knit jumper
Reiss leather pencil skirt
Universal Tassel decor thin and pointy ankle boots
Leather flap closure crossbody bag


LOOK 4: THE RED DRESS

A red dress is perfect for Christmas – it is Santa’s favourite, after all! Add a dash of green with muted green tights and accessories.

Our picks:
Alice + Olivia Clyde tweed mini dress
H&M heart-shaped pouch bag
Wolford Neon 40 tights
Zarachiel Store women’s red tweed plaid blazer
Bocar Long multiple row handmade beaded statement necklace


LOOK 5: THE VINTAGE LOOK

Create a more romantic look for the Christmas season with vintage-inspired pieces. Stick to burgundy tones as opposed to bright red when it comes to accessorising.

Our picks:
Quiz Embroidered bardot dip hem dress
Charles & Keith velvet metallic stiletto heel pumps
Holylove crystal vintage statement necklace and earrings jewelry set
General Purpose solid pattern crossbody bag

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