Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Essential Christmas Outfits

I don't know about you but in between buying presents, working, cooking (then eating...) and decorating, I can hardly spare a minute to plan what I'm going to be wearing over Christmas. So when Barratts contacted me about their blogger comp to style up some shoes for the Christmas season I knew I had to do it! Each outfit is for a different occasion, when you're xmas shopping, the party, the winter walk and Christmas day itself.
Picking these wedge ankle boots was a no-brainer, I'm used to seeing this style in black but there's no better way to perk up an outfit than with a bit of colour and these are just to die for. The shape of the dress looks really flattering and I bet it will cover any food babys that appear from eating the whole tin of Roses (is that just me?). Annoyingly, I don't think I really suit these style of hats but I still love them, puts a nice laid back feel to an outfit but that horse belt from Matalan is for sure on my Christmas list, such a bargain for £1.50!
I'm one of those people that are always ridiculously cold so not wrapping up in winter is not even an option for me! Fallen in love with this Matalan coat which looks so much more expensive than it is with the cute fur collar. Hat and gloves are a necessity, as is the classic Christmas jumper with obligatory animal design. The wellies look so snug with the knitted detail at the top and could easily pass as designer, (*cough* hunters *cough*) but at a much more reasonable £20.

Christmas shopping
When Christmas shopping I want to be able to freely move, have a bag big enough for all my shopping and shoes that won't kill me so this outfit is definitely a winner on that. Topshop Leigh jeans are so stretchy and comfortable that they feel like leggings and are my go-to jeans at the moment. I like that these ankle boots have a slight heel as sometimes I find walking in completely flat shoes hurts my ankles and back and I love the stud detail at the back to match the bag.  

I absolutely love these JC style shoes and the sparkly finish is perfect for taking you from the Christmas party to the news years eve party, and for £35 I think they're amazing value! This Matalan clutch is a steal at £4 and is big enough to fit in a large style purse (think the standard River Island design) meaning you won't have to rummage for your pennies as you can just whack your purse in and go! And don't get me started on Jones & Jones dresses, I want every style in every colour; v. tempted to get this one now!

You can see the full details of where everything is from and its price by looking at my Polyvore account. What do you think of my picks, have you started to plan your outfits yet or are you more spontaneous? And if you fancy giving this a go and being in with a chance to win £70 to spend in Barratts then be sure to post a link from your blog with how you'd style a pair of Barrats shoes for Christmas, to Kel Love's blog.



  1. The final outfit is perfection! :D

  2. Love it!



  3. Thank you for your entry - I love your Christmas Day Walk outfit - can't beat a Christmas jumper!

  4. that red dress is amazing! Love your choices! xx


  5. Cute outfits!

    Sita xx

  6. Thank you all, means a lot! :)XO