Tis the season to be . . . stressed out! As much as festivities can be fun, the cooler month celebrations often leave us feeling a bit snowed under. Fear not, we’ve compiled a list of helpful winter outfit suggestions that’ll help you combat seasonal stress, and keep you firmly on Santa’s “Nice” list. . .
Family event –
The colder months have a way of bringing people together . . . whether they like it or not. At some point this season, it’s likely you’ll have to attend a family event; be it Christmas with the in-laws, or Kwanza at the ‘rents’ place. We recommend the three C’s :
Classy – Here at Jarlo, we’re all for a bit of yuletide razzle dazzle, but if you’re going to be enjoying a family dinner, it’s best to save your finest glad rags for another time. You may look fabulous, but is Granddad is ready for your pleather mini dress? Perhaps not!
Comfortable – Whatever holiday you celebrate, chances are, A LOT of eating is going to take place, so it’s best to avoid bodycon. Not only will a loose outfit conceal any post-scoff bloating, it’ll also double as a blanket for an after dinner nap.
Conventional – Family get-togethers are where great memories are born . . . unfortunately, in 2013, these memories are often captured on high definition cameras. Catching up with relatives may seem like the perfect chance to show off how trendy you are, but the pictures may haunt you in years to come!
Our top pick for a family event is the Misty. This stunning shift dress is not only timeless and demure, but also perfect for concealing a full tummy. Bonus!
Misty Dress: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/lang-es/autumn-winter/595-misty.html
Winter Wedding –
On paper, there are few things more picturesque than a winter wedding; mistletoe, mulled wine and a light dusting of snow enveloping the happy couple. Aaaaaw, like a scene from one of our favourite festive movies! In reality, however, cold weather and occasion wear are rarely a match made in heaven. How do you stay event appropriate, but still keep warm? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. . .
For a Winter Wedding, we’d keep warm in faux fur, and opt for a dress long enough to conceal our ten pairs of tights – mmm, cosy! The Bebe jacket is both chic and snuggly, and the Vicky maxi is stunning and simple: enough to turn heads, but not distract from the bride.
Bebe Jacket: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/lang-es/jackets-and-coats/584-bebe.html
Vicky Dress: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/lang-es/maxi-dresses/562-vicky.html
Office Christmas Party –
The office Christmas party; for some, it’s the social event of the year, for others, it takes til next December to get over the embarrassment. Workwear can be dull, so events like these are the perfect time to showcase your personal style, however, if you are going to end the night dancing on your desk or sitting atop the photocopier for one of THOSE photos, it’s probably best you don’t opt for a micro-mini skirt!
A playsuit is colleague appropriate and functional; wear over a shirt for a stylish day time look, or alone for evening cool. For extra style points – and to beat the December chill – we’d team ours with a statement jacket. Our Nadia one-piece is the perfect layering piece, and we’d up its cool points by throwing the Anne jacket over the top.
Nadia Playsuit: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/lang-es/playsuits/561-nadia.html
Anne Jacket: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/lang-es/jackets-and-coats/540-anne.html
For more winter outfit inspiration, or to purchase any of the products mentioned, head to: http://www.jarlolondon.co.uk/
Happy Holidays xo
Words: Alex Ogden