Whatever your traditions at Christmas time, it’s always nice to pick a stand-out outfit that that will make you feel especially festive. We love spending time getting ready on Christmas morning and using it as an excuse to steal away some quality ‘me time’. Read on as celebrity Stylist Lana Wilkinson and model Lorinska Anderson spill their tips and tricks on how to perfectly style your Christmas lunch outfit. Paired with our Nikki Wedge, bold prints and tailored silhouettes are the go-to trends for this festive season!
What are your ground rules for dressing for a festive lunch with the family?
Lana: Keep in mind lunch with family is not Saturday night party wear. Keep it casual and sophisticated with summer dresses, off the shoulder tops and maxi skirts. A wedge, metallic or pastel sandal is a great way to dress up your look.
We all love to indulge in food and drink for Christmas. What are your top tips for dressing stylishly while still being comfortable?
Lana: Avoid bodycon dresses and jeans, save those for new years day. Instead channel your inner boho with bell sleeves, off the shoulder or a loose fitting maxi dresses, teamed with tan or black block heels.
What are your favorite trends to embrace this festive season?
Lana: Pastels and bold coloured dresses and all things 70’s inspired. Don’t be shy when it comes to accessories, my favourite saying is “Let’s Play Stacks On”.
As the warm weather is upon us, what key trends can we embrace for this coming holiday season?
Lana: Playsuits, summer dresses, off the shoulder flared tops paired with wedges, sandals or the perfect pair of heels
What is your favourite thing about Christmas?
Lorinska: There are so many things I love about Christmas; the lights, holiday time, Ugly Christmas sweaters, presents, treats, stockings, snuggling, Christmas Sales and there are so many parties during this season! Everyone wants an excuse to stand under mistletoe, drink spiked Eggnog, and spread the cheer. One thing in particular I love is going to pick out a tree and then gathering around with people you love to add all the lights and ornaments to the Christmas Tree. It brightens up anyone’s day/night.
Do you and your family have any traditions for Christmas?
Lorinska: We started making a different Christmas Cocktail each year; 2013 was Ginger Fizz, which we got from a Christmas Cook, 2014 was the traditional Eggnog and this year we are still deciding, so I’ll need to get back to you on that one.
Tell us about the best Christmas gift you have ever received?
Lorinska: My Pooch Charlie, the Great Dane, she has been the BEST EVER present, the gift that just keeps on giving. My precious fur baby!
What do you love to wear for Christmas day?
Lorinska: Christmas day is a great time to be festive. Being festive does not mean you have to sacrifice chic. I love wearing metallic fabrics and adding touches of red. Since Christmas day is meant for sunning it up and eating with close friends and family, a dress that flows is always a winner.
Blazer: Bianca Spender
Top & shorts: LXE
Hat: Ace of Something
Top: Bianca Spender