Dec 20 2009

How to… Wear Green and Red This Christmas Without Looking Tacky

Category: How To,InspirationAngel @ 1:00 pm

This is a Guest Post by Angel of Angels’ Style Scrapbook.

Angel’s Words: I am Jewish but my Dad is Christian so I grew up with Hannuka and Christmas.  I know how fun it is to dress up for Christmas and how much effort needs to go into a Christmas outfit.  And I also know how Red and Green together when done wrong you can end up looking like an elf!  So I’ve been on Polyvore to show you how to dress in Red and Green stylishly.

The first outfit is a green strapless dress with red accessories. The reason I went for a darker red is because of the slight plum/maroon in the pattern of the dress. This could be worn to a Christmas party or even at home which is why I added the slippers. Who wants to be wearing stilettos while cooking on Christmas day?

The second outfit is for the relaxed day at home, if you want to get out of your pj’s but still be comfortable. I went for a simple Jean, a very very cool Cardigan that really fits in to the military trend this winter. I love this green top, and the ruffle shoulder detail. The sneakers just work for a day at home this Christmas.

The last look isn’t technically red and green in the sense we think of at this time of year, but I really wanted to go for a pastel look to show that you can be festive without being traditionally red and green. I would love to have this mint green bag and the shoes! But I started building this outfit with the skirt: it’s cute, has cute detailing without overpowering the outfit. I then found a simple mint green top and the accessories that I’ve been dying for for ages.

Angel has just changed her blog to Angel’s Style Scrapbook ( where she talks about her inspirations, outfits, and just fashion in general. I hope you’ll go and stop by.

9 Responses to “How to… Wear Green and Red This Christmas Without Looking Tacky”

  1. deka says:

    i never wear read to green together, but on their own -i love them for the holidays!

  2. Coco says:

    Wow! These are so fun!

  3. The Clothes Horse says:

    Great ideas; it is a fun color combination. And this is about the only season we can get away with wearing it. 🙂

  4. CindyMatt says:

    hey, good post and i also like your page layout too. Have bookmarked your site and will stop by again

  5. Midnight Cowgirl says:

    That skirt is so cute!

  6. Jessica says:

    These are so cute! I wouldn’t be comfortable wearing this color combo the rest of the year, but I’m all for it this month!

  7. Urooba says:

    Oooo, the second look is my fave!

  8. elena says:

    those are some terrific ideas!!!

  9. katrina says:

    the first combination reminds me of the movie, amelie. red and green were present throughout the whole movie.