When it’s christmas in Australia, you live near the beach and temperatures are guaranteed to soar into the 30 – 40°C range, what to wear christmas day becomes an easy choice – a casual, cool maxi dress. And my decision is made even easier as this is one of my favourite on-repeat christmas dresses, a vibrant red silk dress by Hemant & Nandita which I bought from Anthropologie a few years ago. Red being a quintessential christmas colour: Father Christmas’ rosy cheeks and scarlet coat, red embossed wrapping paper, shiny red tinsel, glittering red baubles and bright red holly berries. And the loose fitting style with a tie waist is perfect for that once-a-year, christmas dinner over indulgence.
Wearing the same dress for the same, or different occasions doesn’t phase me. Especially when the colour and style is perfect for christmas holidays and vacations by the beach. Whilst christmas with my family is a relaxed, laid-back affair with the opening of presents in the morning followed by our traditional English midday roast meal, an afternoon snooze and trip to the beach thrown somewhere into the mix – the inner fashionista in me still wants to look stylish on christmas day. And the trick to getting away with wearing the same outfit twice? It’s all about the details – namely shoes, bags and accessories. This year, I chose three items to give my dress an updated look: (1) a new pair of statement tassel earrings from Lovisa; (2) my recently purchased Chloé sunglasses for summer; and (3) my trusty Stuart Weitzman wedge sandals which I bought in 2010 because of Jennifer Aniston and haven’t worn for ages.
What outfit will you be wearing on Christmas Day?
Hemant & Nandita dress from Anthropologie | Stuart Weitzman Alex crochet wedge sandal | Chloé sunglasses from Nordstrom | Gold Fringe-Fan statement earrings from Lovisa
Photos by Gina Jenkin – ZEN Events & Photography Services