Colors of Christmas span the spectrum with bold fashion choices

December 26, 2018

Red, green, black, gold and silver ... what do these all have in common? Besides being colors, they are also seen as the colors most associated with Christmas.

Green trees, red poinsettias, gold and silver decorations and black tie garments are things that come to mind when we think of the holidays and these colors. This year, however, style is bucking tradition and reaching out for colors more typically associated with spring.

Buttercream is giving gold a run for its money, while mint is moving into green’s territory. Purple, blue and even yellow are showing up at all the holiday parties. From tree to Tee (shirt), the colors this holiday span the spectrum.

Dusty pink and pale white are even more popular than the traditional silver and black at events, and the red Christmas sweater is getting a challenge from lacy peach frocks. Smoky purple, also popular this season, is unlike many pastels in that it is a color that looks great on most skin tones and is easy on the eyes, and even easier to coordinate with. It goes great with black, navy blue, white and even silver. Likewise, champagne is much easier for some people to wear than gold and adds an extra layer of sophistication.

So, how does this work?

Simple. The trick to making a yellow top look as festive as a red cocktail dress is texture. Holiday fashion is all about texture. Sequins, chiffon, brocade, silk and even leather glam up otherwise reserved colors and make them party ready.

Pairing these festive textures with casual favorites is also a go-to move for the season. Take a sequined pencil skirt and pair it with a thin collarless sweatshirt, or wear a filmy blouse with dark blue jeans to look sleek and comfortable when you go out with friends.

For a more glamorous party look, wear a simple dress with a chiffon overlay or rock it out with leather pants, a brightly colored silk tunic and lots of jewelry. Regardless of the color, these texture and style combinations will have you celebration ready, no matter the time of year.

So don’t be afraid to mix it up this holiday season. Even if you are staying at home this Christmas, spending time with close family and friends instead of going out, you can still rock your holiday fashion.

Whether it be pink, red, gold or alien green, choose pieces that have a little more flair than your normal wear. Ramp up not just your party style, but your casual as well. Pair a sparkly top with your favorite jeans or trade your sweatpants and T-shirts for sleek leggings and a waterfall sweater.

Whatever your style, get into the festive fashion spirit. You will find it ensures that your holiday pics will be moments you will be proud to be a part of.

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