The holidays are right around the corner, so you’d better act fast if you want your fashion to reflect your festivity! The good news is that you don’t have to overhaul your entire wardrobe to bring a little levity to your life. These six accessories will help you express your Christmas spirit in a simple but delightful way.
In addition to keeping your legs warm under skirts and dresses, tights can also be used to broadcast your holiday cheer. The obvious play is to buy them in red, green or even red-and-green stripes, but you can also find specialty tights decorated with everything from snowmen to cartoon presents. Go nuts!
Bells are one of the easiest ways to both herald and harness the power of Christmas. They’re ubiquitous in the month of December, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to wearing them. Don them with a funny elf hat; let them dangle from your ears as earrings; sew them into your holiday sweaters so that you’ll jingle with every step.
Speaking of sweaters, the “ugly Christmas sweater” has become a genuine cultural phenomenon in many parts of the world, so don’t be afraid to bust out the ugliest, dorkiest turtlenecks in your closet. If anyone expresses doubt about your taste, just tell them that you’re jumping on the trend.
Santa hats are the most popular pieces of holiday headgear, but you can also look for things like snowman barrettes and reindeer antler headbands. They range from goofy gag gifts to legitimately fashionable hair accessories, so it’s up to you to decide which kind you prefer. You can even buy both to dress your outfit up or down depending on the occasion.
Do you work in an office where an elaborate outfit wouldn’t be appropriate? Are you attending a format event where you’ll need to balance your holiday spirit with professionalism? Christmas ties can add a little color and fun to an otherwise boring outfit. They’re available in a wide variety of designs, so you’ll be able to find something suitable somewhere.
Last but certainly not least, the sky is the limit when it comes to holiday jewelry. You can find all kinds of rings, necklaces, bracelets and pins that are decorated with snowflakes, stockings, candy canes and miniature Christmas trees. The kind that will best suit you will depend on the look that you’re trying to convey.
These are just a few ways to express your holiday spirit through your wardrobe. There are many more, so don’t take this list as gospel! Use it as a starting point for your own imagination, and have fun playing around with different clothes, accessories and designs.