Keeping it Christmas Casual

Keeping it Christmas Casual

This Christmas, I’m keeping it casual! But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to keep it ‘Krischic!’

Last yuletide holiday, I was working. This year, I’m home in NorCal and on vacation! So, I’m trading in my reporter mic for a cup of my brother’s homemade Parisian hot chocolate, the steam warming my face while curling up on the couch and watching movies like Home Alone 2, A Castle for Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life. As I settle into the red wool blanket the comforts of home settle over me.

I wouldn’t consider myself a homebody in the slightest, but when out of office (which the location, let’s be honest is contingent on what I’m reporting on) and home for the holidays, laid-back yet luxurious attire is the way to go. If you find yourself having a low-key Christmas but like me, still itching to look haute (fashionably elegant), here’s an outfit idea for you:

Disclaimer: this is not what I’m wearing on Christmas Eve or Christmas itself (don’t worry you’ll get an #OOTD later), but it was a contender that I’ve worn on repeat since the weather dropped below seventy degrees in Kern County. I opted for some athleisure pants that are great for lounging or running to grab last-minute groceries for Christmas dinner. Then, I selected a turtleneck that picks up on a hue in the side-stripe detailing on the trousers. Red is of course the color of Christmas, and it’s also one of my favorites to wear year-round.

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The top and bottom are as unfussy as sweats but look polished when draping a blazer on top. What’s great about this over-sized wool number from the ‘80s: it’s put together without looking corporate. It’s also ridiculously comfortable and has character. It’s a coat that tells a story—perhaps Alice in Wonderland, with the stopwatches embroidered into it, or even a head nod to the time traveling daydreams of the forward thinker with a vintage soul who wears it.

To accentuate the ‘timeless’ (yes I went there) adornment on this outerwear, I layered this gold-chain vintage Chanel necklace on top. The gold in the embroidery echoes the gilded jewelry and even the gold clasp with a lion’s head on this mid-century evoking bag. Editor’s note: only reach for the bag and trade your fuzzy socks for these white sneakers if you’re heading out the door.

Keeping it Krischic,

Kristin Vartan

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