A Christmas brunch might easily be one of the most delightful festive experiences out there, after Christmas gifts, of course. The delicious holiday food combined with booze that warms you up in all the right places is an absolute joy to behold on a crisp winter afternoon. We can already hear the whispers in the air of mouth-watering plum cakes in artsy cafes as the invites pour in for the holiday season.
Struggling with what to wear to a Christmas brunch? Well, dressing up for any Christmas related event is traditionally led by the ‘wear something red’ advice. Unfortunately, everyone ends up looking like Santa. We say, why look like a plum when you can look like a plum cake--yummy and drop-dead-gorgeous!
We have some cute Christmas brunch outfit ideas for you that will give you major excitement for the much-awaited alcohol-fueled brunch with the gang. Scroll for glory.
Red or not, here are some influencer-approved Christmas brunch outfits that will make your holiday season truly festive. All you have to do is include one of these 15 hero pieces in your OOTD and take it from blah to brunch in style.
We are finally at that timeline in fashion when wearing oversized clothes won’t get us eye-rolls and judgement. Plixxo influencer Masoom Minawala’s styling of a ribbed bulky number with high-waisted trousers is perfect if you want to stand out amidst the reds and pop-colours that people usually wear to Christmas parties. And besides, an autumnal shade like beige when paired with shiny vinyl is just the way to go.
Riya Jain says “Lately kinda obsessed with such kinda styles,” and we couldn’t agree more! Cropped sweaters are a chic way to jingle things up at the Christmas brunch and embrace sweater weather. All you have to do is pair it with high-waisted bottoms of your choice et voilà. Opt for a red one which is either ribbed or fuzzy and add merry to the festivities in style.
Skirt, shorts or dress, whatever mini you pick, Juhi Godambe has a winter-safe solution to your summer favourites--stockings. Dear slayer, layer like a pro by teaming a hot pair of stockings or basic knee-high socks with your mini skirt to the Christmas brunch. We like how the fashionista has opted for an olive green palette to go with her black accessories. Mono-toning is so in vogue!
The best part about fashion in winter, are boots! Anyone who says otherwise will have to fight me. Anyone? Nope? Thought so! Among all, high boots are the quickest to get attention (and compliments). Over-the-knee or thigh-high boots have the longest boot shaft and go as high as your thighs. That is what makes them a perfect companion for your minis in the colder months. So, this Christmas brunch, ditch your pants, wear a little black dress like Shraddha Gurung, and top it with a solid jacket for a chic street style look. You can even wear these with a mini skirt or skorts.
Your gateway to skip pants this winter, the sweater dress, is a fun and feminine alternative to solid bottoms. Make sure to accessorise the dress well. You can go for the belted waist look (works exceptionally well with not-so-fitted dresses) or a pair of knee-length stockings for added details to the comparatively simple look. Take cues from Riya here and layer with a chic jacket. Opt for classy-looking accessories such as sunglasses and a sling bag to complete the look.
Maxi dresses call for minimum effort. When you can’t decide what to wear or are having one of those lazy starts to the day, a long dress is the easiest, chicest and most stylish solution to all your problems. You don’t have to fear the cold (layer it up with a solid turtleneck or wear thermal tights underneath) or worry about waxing! It also comes in handy if you are running late. Pick a solid pleated number (like Masoom) or a printed maxi dress for the occasion. Another winter-fave trend is pairing heeled, closed-toe boots with dresses. Try it!
If you are absolutely terrible at being cold and are always bundled up from head to toe, the Christmas brunch scenes aren't going to be any different. In that scenario, opt for a cool turtleneck like Santoshi Shetty’s bright orange one. It will take casual to classy in a jiffy. Top it off with cosy outerwear and ankle boots for maximum impact with minimum effort. Add a stylish bag to the mix while you are at it.
Admit it, we can never have enough tops in our closet. But sadly, being on a budget doesn’t allow us to splurge on every top we fall for. If you are looking for that one gorgeous top that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket yet looks expensive and is versatile to style, invest in a statement-making white top. Whether it is the girl next door look that you are going for or an ultra-feminine chic vibe, all that your jeans, jeggings, treggings, and skirts need for a fashionable Christmas brunch is a white top, and that’s it. You can play with the fabric, like Masoom’s satin top, or sleeve style or neck design to make your OOTD look anything but basic.
Get out of the fashion fatigue and give your jeans a break. It is time to bring out the big guns aka ultra-cool (read coloured) trousers! When it comes to the question of how to pick a pair of trousers for a day of celebrations ahead, the options are endless. From youthful hues to subtle pastels, seems like Riya got the memo because she stepped out in an irresistible pair of magenta pants paired with a white top and dark brown teddy bear coat. We love this casual look upgrade teamed with suede boots and trendy accessories. Are you taking notes?
Fashionable prints work like a charm, especially in the colder months when solid clothes are seen all around. With animal prints being all the rage right now, incorporate them to your brunch OOTD in the form of added layers, accessories or your hero piece like Kritika Khurana’s top here. You can even play with fabric like faux fur, velvet, tweed and much else. Let your outfit do the roaring.
If you are one of those merry-makers who live for all things cute and unicorn, this fashion tip is for you. Style your Christmas brunches with furry details like a faux fur purse or chic jacket in a light colour. A basic top with a cute skirt and statement footwear like Juhi Godambe will be your in with the merry crowd.
Wearing unconventional colour combinations is close to art - it’s intriguing and unique, a vibe you can easily slip into for your brunch this year. In fact, inching towards New Year, this could be the start of your resolution to try new things! As far as fashion tips go, pairing clashing colours is usually a big no, but looking at Shraddha’s bright red and pastel pink ensemble we can't wait to try this style hack. Rebrand the X-mas colours with an X-factor.
A layering option to take up this holiday season is the blazer. Blazers don’t just belong in a formal setup anymore, ladies. From casual wear to athleisure, blazers have left no stone unturned to rebrand themselves. Pick one in pastel hues or animal prints for your upcoming brunch soirees. Or do it like Masoom with a candy-coloured coat over an all-black outfit. Catty!
Channel your inner mademoiselle with a statement French-style beret atop your head this winter. You are going to be spoilt for choice when it comes to berets. From solid to patterned to textured, you won’t be disappointed with your options. Put together your outfit around the beret by pairing a shirt, an overcoat, and a pair of mom jeans or trousers like Aashna Shroff here.
PS. If you can’t find a beret, a paperboy cap is a substitute you are looking for.
Pinafore dresses, in our head, have a retro feel about them, especially the ones in corduroy and gingham checks. They are somewhat like dungarees but with a skirt instead of pants or shorts attached to the bib on top. They are super easy to wear, breathable and need only a smart tee or trendy top to pull off the festive look. Or in Riya’s books, an oversized cardigan. It’s an unusual choice for a brunch, true, but that’s exactly why it needs to be called upon to serve our wardrobe needs. Stand out from the crowd by styling your pinafore with chic knitwear and booties.
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