You’ve made your list, checked it twice, bought presents for your loved ones, decorated your home, prepped for Noche Buena—it’s right about time you channel your energy into putting together your Christmas ensemble. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to go shopping for your holiday outfit, and let these celebrities inspire you to take a look at your wardrobe with fresh new eyes and get your existing pieces out for a Christmas spin:
Wield the power of prints. If you think red and green are your best bets for looking truly festive, these outfits styled by Perry Tabora will change your mind. While these two hues will forever be up there in the Christmas fashion game, you should also never ever ignore the power of prints. Printed pieces exude a celebratory vibe, especially richly-colored floral ones. Whether you take the dress route like Liza Soberano, or the two-piece road like Janella Salvador, you’ll surely be a party standout.
Go for preppy coordinates with your guy. For holiday date night and even meet-the-parents lunch let these looks put together by RJ Gorospe be your guide. Tell your man to take his boyish charms up a notch with smart casual layering a la Tommy Esguerra. You, on the other hand, should bring your sweet side to the forefront like Miho Nishida: Lean towards feminine silhouettes (a printed billowy skirt is oh so Christmasy) for surefire additional ganda points.
White will save the day. Pair a red or green piece with white—it’s a crisp, elegant, and festive look you don’t need to exert much effort into (gives you more time to finish your last minute Christmas errands). Opt for a flowy skirt like Anne Curtis for that family reunion, and for church, a prim combo like red top and white gauchos ensemble on Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, styled by Myrrh Lao To.
Dude, it’s time to be more adventurous. Give your go-to suit or buttondown and trousers ensemble a rest. Make these Rex Atienza and StyleList Inc. John Lloyd Cruz outfits your style peg: Explore new fabric, print, and silhouette combinations (basic shirt + statement jacket + slouchy pants or oversized sweater + edgy denim—the options are endless) to stand out from the rest of the dashing gentlemen crowd.
But if you insist on living in the safety of your style comfort zone, veer away from the usual two-piece outfit at the very least. Shirt and pants? Come on, you wear that everyday. Get into the celebratory vibe of the season by throwing on a dressy jacket over your favorite fashion suspects—everyone got all dressed up, you wouldn’t want to look kawawa beside them in pictures, right? James Reid (styled by Myrrh Lao To) and Robi Domingo (styled by Perry Tabora) have got their jacket M.O.s down pat (make them your fashion inspiration!).
Mother dearest, think texture, texture, texture. As a mom, you tend to stick to sensible pieces—which, admit it or not, don’t exactly give off Christmas feels. Transform your look by combining a textured/embellished/embroidered piece in a modern cut with your wardrobe staples (a scalloped skirt + a turtleneck = Denise Laurel looking tres chic, styled by Myrrh Lao To) or, if you’re in the mood to go all out, wear a bright-colored lace dress a la Carmina Villaroel-Legaspi, styled by Neric Beltran).
Youngsters, don’t grow up too fast. Enjoy your youth by donning age-appropriate looks. Guys, keep it clean with a wholesome jacket (case in point: Marco Gumabao, styled by Perry Tabora) and young ladies, stay on the laidback yet fun side with neutral hues (a white with plaid gray combination like Ylona Garcia’s, styled by Myrrh Lao To, complement the breezy weather).
From the ABS-CBN Lifestyle family to your, cheers to a merry, blessed, and stylish Christmas season!
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Photographs from Instagram.com/annecurtissmith, Instagram.com/myrrhlaoto, Instagram.com/stylelistinc, Instagram.com/perrytabora, Instagram.com/nericbeltran, and Instagram.com/robinxjames. Banner image illustration by Jana Jimenez