Struggling to decide what outfit to wear for Christmas day and evening?
A chunky knit is a diverse statement piece you can dress up, or dress down for Christmas this year to adapt to the occasion.
For a vintage-style day-time look, wear your chunky knit with a midi skirt (just below the knee), boots, and an over-sized bag.
Another more casual day-time look is matching your chunky knit to some light washed jeans, layer up with a patterned shawl over the top, and add boots.
For an evening look, add leather leggings, killer heels, statement jewelry, and a leather clutch bag.
Watch this Marks and Spencer video to see where these looks originated from:
Once you have your Christmas outfit figured out, you can concentrate on what I consider to be the most important aspects of the Christmas holiday: family traditions, and food.
I fly home every year to spend time with my family, and to experience my Auntie’s amazing Christmas dinner. My family has many traditions, and I love it; it is what I look forward to for months before my return. We spend Christmas day, Boxing day (the day after Christmas), and New Years Eve and Day together, eating, sleeping, doing quizzes, and watching movies.
The holiday food eaten in the UK and the US is very different. In America (Kansas), meals usually consist of: Turkey, Ham, Bread rolls, corn, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, potato salad, green bean casserole, mac and cheese, stuffing, pasta salad, yams, and deviled eggs. Deserts include many different types of pie (apple, peach, pumpkin, chocolate), and cookies or cheesecake.
In England we eat: Turkey, different types of stuffing, pigs in blankets, corn, peas, carrots, brussels sprouts, fried parsnips, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, dark gravy, and bread and butter. Desserts include: Christmas pudding, mince pies, meringue nests, trifle, chocolate yule log, brandy butter or brandy cream, and cheese and crackers.
For more information on the traditional differences between the UK and US read this article by BBC America:
Look amazing, feel amazing, and eat something amazing this Christmas, whether you’re tucking into green bean casserole and pie, or Yorkshire puddings and trifle.