It’s looking like this will be yet another lite Christmas, despite efforts to make it a celebration like “in the olden days”. Minimise indoor gatherings, exercise social distancing in open spaces… At this point we have heard it all and done it all. It’s tiring, but needed, so the best is try to make the most of what we’re allowed to do.
It’s difficult to stay positive when everything around us feels so negative. However, that’s exactly what we’ll try to do! Fashion has long been known for being the means to express individuality and our current state of mind. Soooooo… How can we use fashion to our advantage?
Minimising social interactions doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, with a rather cold forecast, staying in means warmth and comfort through and through. So, if you’re feeling festive, get those sequins out and wear them all day long without the need for an extra layer! Remember, the party is where you are!
If wearing Christmas jumpers on Christmas Day is a thing within your family (getting Bridget Jones vibes here…), then why not doing it, regardless of what Christmas will be like this year? Keep the tradition going for the ones in physical attendance and the ones you won’t forget this season. You can all just meet on Zoom and flash those bulky Christmas jumpers at each other in the safety of your own home. Maybe even have some virtual post-dinner drinks – who knows?
Staying in with a small(er) group of people may take away the pressure of some Christmas formalities. “What am I going to wear?” may all of a sudden not be a concern anymore and you can just chill in your most casual outfit. And if you have to jump onto a family Zoom call… well, haven’t we all just put on a blazer over the most casual items for a work call over the past two years?
Lounging along Christmas
As a child, what was the first thing you did on Christmas Day? Open the presents? If this was you, then I’m sure the morning excitement is intrinsically associated with the warmth of your PJ’s. No one, brushed their teeth or had a shower before opening presents! Santa was gone by then! He would not judge the messy hair anyway. So, if you’re feeling low this Christmas, do that something that brings back the good memories from Christmas. And if that’s just being in your PJ’s or loungewear, then so be it! Whatever it takes to bring you some joy on the day!
Whatever you do, wherever you are and whoever you’re meeting this Christmas: try to make the most of what it is you’ll be able to do. Be creative in finding ways to safely celebrate this season with your loved ones. Have a Merry Christmas!