This post is all about styling red for Christmas and wearing Christmas colours. This is the first in a three-post series for this season of giving and celebration of the birth of Christ.
There’s a song we sing in our Nigerian secondary schools when it’s almost holiday. I’m going to lighten the mood with this one… It goes…
Holiday is coming
Holiday is coming
No more teachers teach
No more ringing bells
Goodbye teachers Goodbye scholars We are going home to enjoy our holiday
Hello people and ’tis the season to be jolly. I hope the decorations are up because mine is already up. If yours isn’t up yet, you know the drill; go and fix them asap. If you need help, you can always count on me, I am ready to serve.
I sound giddy, I know… Christmas does this to me. Now let’s go down to the business of the day.
styling red for christmas
Many of us have a problem with wearing Christmas colours. They could look too cheesy. They may be okay every other day, however when it’s for a Christmas celebration, it’s just too cheesy. So what can we do?
This post is the first in the series and it’s about styling red for christmas celebrations (or just to sit at home 😉). Red is a beautiful colour. This is why it’s my favorite to style of all the christmas colours.
I decided to be unconventional in styling red for christmas celebration. Instead of the pretty fluffy red dress for the Christmas celebration, I went a bit ‘street’ with my jacket and black accessories. I wore an off shoulder top under the sleeveless jacket to give a cold-shoulder feel. I paired it with a black mini bucket bag and black ankle strap heels.
Let me tell you something I read about red as a Christmas colour. If you didn’t know, know it now that red is my favorite color, But the absence of colour itself is a bestfriend of mine. Read my post on wearing red as a life saver. You’ll love it.
“As mentioned above, an early use of red at Christmas were the apples on the paradise tree. They represented the fall of Adam in the plays. Red is also the color of Holly berries, which is said to represent the blood of Jesus when he died on the cross. Red is also the color of Bishops robes. These would have been worn by St. Nicholas and then also became Santa’s uniform” – whychrismas.com (read it all).
Don’t be scared of wearing Christmas colours… Just make sure you personalise it. Just as I did, you can wear yours as a hoodie, a red skirt, a red blazer or a kimono, it must not always be a gown. You could also use varying shades of red. Pair your red pieces with other colours (not just green for Christmas), and nude shades. Red and silver or gold is great together… Set there’s that.
I love you all…
Till next time
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ―Norman Vincent Peale