The holidays are a time for reflection, a time to ask ourselves the big questions. An overindulgence in family, friends and daze inducing turkey often makes one stop and think ‘What’s important to me?’, ‘Is it worse to fail at something or never attempt it in the first place?’, ‘Where do butterflies go when it rains?’ or (probably) ‘How is it possible that I ate a whole carton of caramel popcorn?’. With so many deep philosophical conundrums for pondering (or arguing – after 5 glasses of wine – if your family is anything like mine), the last question you want to be asking yourself during the holidays is ‘How do I dress in the holiday spirit without looking like a christmas tree that’s been decorated by a blind Moulin Rouge dancer, or Mark Darcy?’. Fear not! There are plenty of outfit options for the festive season that don’t involve fairy lights, jingle bells or snowman sweaters. Stylebop and I recently got together to create an outfit that’s a slightly more subtle nod to the season of excess – a simple palette of red, white and black, with a side of bling (of course). Not quite Santa’s little helper, but as close as I’m willing to get without an appearance fee.
Photos: Luke Casey