Effortless Christmas Style for Casual Get Togethers


Top- Monsoon
Cardigan - American Vintage (old season)
Jeans - Donna Aida Jaeger 
Shoes - Zara
Bag - LK Bennett
Style Theory: How to look 'dressed up' without 'dressing up', even if I say so myself this is without a doubt my forte. Having self-confessed FOBO (fear of being overdressed) I love looking like I have made an effort but being super comfortable at the same time. There are are few simple outfit formulas to ensure that every outfit has a hint of dressed up with a whole load of dressed down..

So starting with adding a touch of silver or gold sparkle to your look for a laid back dressed up outfit. Here are my rules and some pieces I have bought- with all of these ideas just add your favourite pair of jeans whether they be slouchy boyfriend, crop kick flares or straight leg, they will all work with the pieces below...

The slouchy jumper and sparkly shoes combo just works..I love a slouchy jumper, add a few fine gold necklaces if it has a low neck or stack some gold bangles up and add a pair of small gold hoop earrings..

For an evening out - starting off with some gold tones....
HUSH £85
I have this sweater, it is so cosy and comfy, feels like I am wearing a huge hug. I sized up to medium for a cosy, slouchy look.
Wyse Cashmere Sweater £180
Another one of my favourite jumpers, pure indulgence but feels amazing on, I love wearing it on a night out with my gold shoes.
Topshop Luxe Sequin Jumper £60
Seriously 80s, but so appealing, it does the whole winter/Christmas sequin look for you just add your jeans and trainers (below)

Add slouchy jeans and a pair of Gold shoes, boots or Trainers..
Topshop £69
Topshop are on fire for footwear at the moment, love these shoes, add a pair of sparkly gold socks for extra warmth and comfort..go on, it looks good!!
H&M £29.99
A little inexpensive boot indulgence, my sister has these, they look amazing and are such a good price, not leather but do a good 'gold boot' job.
Asos £65
Adore these trainers, I have been wanting the black ones for years but now these have come along I think they have won my heart. Perfect with skinny ankle length jeans and one of the jumpers above.

Silver Winners...
&Other Stories £65
Just adore this sweater so so much, looks amazing on (I tried it see below) this is without a doubt on my Christmas list..just add jeans and silver or navy shoes below.

or slightly more toned down with this subtly sparkly sweater..
&Other Stories £65
Or in black with silver sparkles..
&Other Stories £65
Without a doubt the perfect subtle sparkle jumper, a long slouchy length so would look great with ankle length jeans or ankle length leather leggings with the silver shoes below..
Topshop £49

Topshop £69
Fabulous boots that will sit perfectly under crop kick flare jeans.

I love adding a little sparkle into my 'going out' outfits whilst keeping the look pretty low key. Being comfortable is so important so a sweater, jeans and statement shoes never fails for me.

Next time I will be looking at the best 'dressy' jackets, perfect for dressing up a super basic look of T-shirt, jeans and boots. Are you a fan of the low key look or do you like going for it and dressing up head to toe? As always I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions, until next time, Fran xx