Who says you can’t be cute and comfy on Christmas Day? Particularly in Australia, where most of us spend some time by a pool or beach, and it’s often one of the hottest and muggiest days of the year!
My gorgeous Bella Lido kaftan will be a great Christmas Day outfit for me, the lightweight and super-breathable rayon voile will keep me cool and the coral and red palm print is pretty much my idea of tropical perfection.
I thought I’d style it a couple of ways, to share how easy it is to wear such a simple style that most women only imagine can be worn to and from the beach.
For a casual Christmas Day around the pool at home (or at my folks’ place, so there’s no cooking/cleanup required), this is great to throw over togs when we’re in and out of the water all day long. Add a few chunky bracelets and a gigantic sunhat perfect for napping under, and I’m set. Don’t forget flat sandals to show off your Summer pedi!
On the other hand, if we were headed out to a restaurant or more formal lunch affair at a relative’s place, I’d add a low nude heel and matching clutch, and up the glamour with a little bling – a big ol’ dangly Samantha Wills earring would do the trick nicely.
If we were going to a really nice place (I’d class this as somewhere they pull your chair out for you, and where you have a multitude of forks to choose from – I’m classy like that), I’d say wear a slip underneath the kaftan instead of swimwear and add some bright lipstick for a splash more colour. I mean, it’s Christmas. Can you ever be too bright at Christmas? I don’t think so, Joe.
Now I’ve already told you this, but if you’re a local, you really need to pay attention – Claire of Bella Lido has opened her pop-up shop in Mooloolaba this season and the result is a Summer-lover’s dream! Bella Lido is also stocked in lovely boutiques in QLD, NSW and WA, and the online store is full of beautiful styles.
What sort of Christmas day are you having this year – casual or fancy? Do you plan your outfit in advance?
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