Fun & Casual Christmas Holiday Outfit Ideas

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If you’re looking for some fun and casual holiday outfit ideas to wear Christmas day (or Christmas week!), look no further. Today I’m sharing tips for making your everyday look more festive, as well as several easy combos you can copy with items you probably already have in your closet. I’ve linked most of the exact items in each outfit (and a few similar items) if you want to shop them.

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Make It Festive

Going full-on head to toe red and green is totally fine if that’s your thing, but if you’re like me and prefer a bit more subtle holiday look, I’ve got you. Here are a few tips and holiday outfit ideas that can add a little holiday cheer to your everyday look.

1. Pops of Red

Red and green are always on the scene during the holidays, but especially red. It’s a warm, vibrant color that seems to usher in good cheer. Red and white (ala candy canes) always looks great, and Go full-on red with a bright sweater, pants, or skirt, or add in pops of red with shoes, belts, bags, and jewelry.

Casual holiday outfit with red sweater, buffalo plaid scarf, jeans, and white boots
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2. Plaid & Buffalo Prints

Buffalo plaids in white-black and red-black and “Christmas plaid” (plaid with a white background and red, black, and green crossing stripes) are trending right now. Plaid pants are having a moment, and plaid accessories and shoes are a fun way to incorporate this trend.

Casual holiday outfit idea with Christmas plaid shirt, faux leather pleated skirt, and white boots
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3. Holiday-Specific Graphics

Every year you can count on holiday tees and tops laden with Christmas trees, bells, stars, and more. Graphic tees are a fun piece to work into a more “serious” outfit to up the fun factor.

Casual holiday teacher outfit with graphic tee, red shoes, and leopard belt
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Casual holiday outfit ideas - plaid reindeer tee, olive long cardigan, jeans, and boots
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4. Hints of a Second Print

A good print mix makes both prints pop. When you mix holiday prints, choose a similar color or style, or mix up the size (e.g., a “larger” print and a “smaller” print together).

Casual holiday outfit with soft buffalo plaid sweater and leopard print accessories
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5. Sherpa, Faux Fur, + Sparkle

Add a little “fabulous” to your everyday holiday looks with something furry or sparkly. A sequined tee with jeans looks chic without even trying, and fur makes everything cozy.

Casual holiday outfit idea with Christmas plaid shirt, shearling fur vest, faux leather leggings, and boots
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6. White Boots

White boots have been trending for a while now all year round, but they especially add a pop of brightness to a winter-holiday look.

Casual holiday outfit ideas featuring white boots
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7. When in doubt, match your decor.

If you decorated your home, look around to see what colors and styles you used. Chances are, if you’re liking it in your home, you’ll also like wearing those same colors and styles. Here’s a few snippets of my own holiday home decor this year, and it looks a lot like some of my outfits.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@everydayteacherstyle) for even more holiday, and everyday, casual outfit ideas. Whatever you wear this holiday season, be sure it’s something that makes you comfortable and confident. I wish you all the happiest holiday season!

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