Call me romantic, but for Christmas, I LOVE dressing up in quintessential Christmas colors to commemorate the holiday. Really, hosting Christmas takes a lot of work and energy. In the photo below, I was in my thirties and living in Germany with my three small children and German shepherd. I remember getting the evening ready for my husband, which included bringing home and decorating a 2-story Christmas tree, preparing the gifts (without Amazon Prime), and cooking a turkey dinner...
Creating this magical time for my family is always a labor of love - one which is wonderfully worth it. As a part of the ritual, I believe in wearing classic reds, whites, and greens. Why? Because we might as well go in 100%. When you have small children (or grandchildren!) there is nothing sweeter than keeping a photo of the family dressed up for a magical Christmas evening. -- Claudia
Tips: Straight from the 90s
- Wear Christmas colors. The entire holiday requires preparation. If you take a photo, then years later - it will bring back all kinds of memories of that Christmas.
- Dress up. It's a special occasion. Look the part.
- Kids can wear clothing they already own. In my 90s reference photo, my daughter is wearing a red dinosaur sweater, which previously was her older brother's. I put a white bib on her to dress it up. Children are Children. Loose matching is fine.
- Choose an outfit that is classic. You do not need to run to the mall and buy a new outfit every year. In this photo, I'm wearing my favorite red sweater dress I bought in Tokyo years before. Look for a piece that you love and can wear beyond Christmas - one that you will love years after buying it.
Although fashion trends may have changed, I still like dressing up for Christmas with classic pieces. Here are some picks from Qinti which transcend the Christmas season.
Perfect for Christmas: Pieces from QINTI
(Modeled by my baby girl - wearing the dinosaur sweater above!)
I hope I have given you some good tips. If you have any to add, I would love to hear them in the comments!