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‘Tis the Season to Dress Festive

13th December 2013

I’m the one on Christmas wearing red and green, always. I don’t know why, but I get such an overwhelming desire to elf myself IRL when I know all the family is coming together and exchanging presents. Red and green in the same outfit isn’t a style I typically rock, so sometimes my outfits err on the costume-y side, but hey, it’s all in good fun. And besides, if you can’t go a little literal in your dressing at this time of year, when can you?

If you can’t get down with rocking the complementary red and green, I put together a few outfits that have just enough holiday spice to make you jingle down the hallway but not so much so that you find yourself falling down the chimney.

Office Holiday Party

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The cable knit, the plaid, the emerald green, the mahogany leather – oh my! Breathe it in; You’re now Douglas Fir, a new, yet instant classic Christmas character I just made up, and by far more style savvy than anyone in Rudolph’s crew.

Sweater – eBay, $169
Pants – Billabong, $65
Blazer – eBay, $30
Belt – Karmaloop, $51
Boots – eBay, $131
Secret Santa Shindig
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Nothing says festive like a green velvet smoking jacket, amirite? Sure, you’ll be trading gifts with friends who’d love you even in your Christmas morning jammies, but that doesn’t mean you should schlep out. Go hard or go ho-ho-home.

Pants – J.Crew, $100
Shirt – H&M, $10
Jacket – Topman, $140
Belt – Cole Haan, $65
Shoes – eBay, $123
Family Brunch 
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Little pops of red say “Let’s celebrate!” while dark jeans and comfy boots say “Pass the syrup.” You want to look like you tried, but also be able to go back for seconds.

Shirt – Banana Republic, $60
Socks – eBay, $12 
Tie – eBay, $12
Jeans – Levi’s, $58
Shoes – eBay, $136
Belt – Fossil, $35

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Check out the Festive Dressings collection by Style Girlfriend on eBay for more holiday-appropriate apparel. We’ll be updating this collection as well as others like Grey Gardens, Through the Desert, and A Penny For Your Thoughts in the months to come, so be sure to follow along for all kinds of stylish and shoppable inspiration.  

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