What to Wear Now: Holiday ’17 Style Guide

The Fashionisto

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Published November 16, 2017

Ben Jordan appears in Coach's holiday 2017 campaign.Pin
Ben Jordan appears in Coach’s holiday 2017 campaign.

The holidays are here, and the fashion industry contributes to the excitement of the season. New advertisements, style guides, and collections speak to stylish occasions. Prepare to make fond memories, all while looking your best. Take inspiration as we review the brands that you should be wearing this holiday season.

Related: Matt Smith Fronts Burberry Holiday ’17 Campaign

We begin with American brand Coach. On the move, Coach’s stylish man is represented in a campaign image above. He dares to mix plaid patterns for the holidays. Playing with scale, large and small checks come together in harmoniously. The geek chic aspect of the outfit is balanced by the timeless cool of a leather jacket.

Have Fun Getting Dressed: River Island Dance Party

River Island captures the fun spirit of the holidays. The English brand recognizes that formalwear doesn’t have to be boring. Therefore, River Island releases an upbeat video entitled “Dress Up and Dance.” Models dance the evening away as they showcase the label’s dandy styles. Tuxedo pants come together with sharp white shirts and smart bow-ties. However, you don’t have to wear a tie or bow-tie for the holidays. You can let the details if your jacket do the heavy lifting. Prints and metallic embellishments mirror the magic of the season.

Sweater Weather

Gap proposes colorful stripes. Here, Geron McKinley models a stripe sweater with a chambray shirt. He also wears a striped scarf, denim jacket, and skinny-fit jeans.Pin
Gap proposes colorful stripes for the holidays. Here, Geron McKinley models a stripe sweater with a chambray shirt. He also wears a striped scarf, denim jacket, and skinny-fit jeans.

Imagine it’s a cold day and you’re checking your online lotto results. You don’t have to attend a party or don a sharp tuxedo to display the holiday spirit. Borrow a page from Gap’s holiday playbook. The fashion label showcases casual essentials for the season. Vibrant sweaters and scarves create an easy to imitate looks. Although you may love an ugly Christmas sweater, it’s unnecessary in these regards. Instead, gravitate towards stripes and upbeat colors. Taking your style cues from Gap, you can spread holiday joy even in line at Starbucks.

Do Continue the Tradition of the Velvet Jacket

All smiles, Cameron Dallas stars in Daniel Wellington's holiday 2017 campaign.Pin
All smiles, Cameron Dallas stars in Daniel Wellington’s holiday 2017 campaign.

When it comes to classic styles, the velvet jacket is truly timeless. Nothing quite says the holidays like a luxurious velvet jacket. You can find a velvet tuxedo jacket or blazer in ordinary colors like black. However, the holidays is the best time to make a splash and go bold. Take a style note from Daniel Wellington’s campaign and embrace a bright color like royal blue. Gravitate towards jewel tones and consider other colors like purple, green, and red.

H&M Makes a Case for the Casual Holiday

Models Geron McKinley and Anders Hayward wear looks from H&M's holiday 2017 collection.Pin
Models Geron McKinley and Anders Hayward wear looks from H&M’s holiday 2017 collection.

Swedish brand H&M approaches the holidays with a practical sensibility. The label notes that not everyone has a formal party on the agenda. However, who doesn’t want to look nice when getting together with family or friends? H&M answers the call with a proposal for mixing sleek and relaxed styles. Use the above images as a sample to guide your style. A turtleneck sweater dresses up a trendy bomber jacket and vice versa. Also, keep in mind that you can maintain a smart look with either black skinny jeans or trim trousers.


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