PC: Sarah Sweeney
I don’t know about you, but once December hits, I’m feeling festive. My typical tendency for gray, black, and more black subsides and I pull out all things red, green, plaid, sparkly, and furry. I can’t even help it. But alas, every day in December is not one holiday party after another in my life—it’s more like twice as many errands and everyday mom stuff.
So what to do? I don’t know about you, but I vote to still dress festive, but make it comfortable. How to do that? I’ve teamed up with Nordstrom to share a few ways take everyday style from fine to festive this season.
1. All Things Plaid. One of my go-to outfits is anything flannel and plaid. Usually this means a shirt, but I do love a pretty plaid scarf as well. This plaid top is one of my favorite festive shirts from Nordstrom this season, and I also am living in this one. Plaid tops can be dressed up or down, and the flannel ones really do keep you warmer!
2. Sparkles. There aren’t too many ways that I’ll throw sparkles into my everyday style, but these shoes are definitely one of them. And wow, these Keds are amazing. I’ve always worn Vans, but now that I’ve tried Keds, I’m a believer. They are so comfortable, and nothing says holiday like sparkly shoes. You could also go with a sparkly bag (yes, even in the daytime) or some sparkly jewelry—just be sure to tone it down with basics in the rest of your outfit.
3. Fur. I’m a believer in sticking to no more than two of these elements in one outfit, so I omitted the fur here, but oh, how I love faux fur in the winter. I love tiny doses of fur like this key chain or this clutch, or bigger doses like this vest or this coat. Just keep the rest of the outfit neutral, and you’ll be set.
I’ve linked my favorites from Nordstrom in these categories below. The best part about these elements is that you can wear them every day, so they will get a lot of use, but you can also use them when you dress up. You have to hit at least one holiday party or date night this year!