LAST MINUTE FESTIVE OUTFIT INSPIRATIONS FOR ANY EVENT…

Few days ago while I was anxious in the back seat of a taxi trying to beat the traffic to get to work Christmas dinner, the taxi driver and I got into a Christmas conversation. The conversation was circled around how the world makes a big fuss about Christmas. Technically Christmas is just a day (25th Dec.), but the world start preparing like two months in advance. Believe it or not, but not everyone is too much into Christmas and the hustle synonym with it. One thing that shocked me is the taxi driver telling me of a customer who told him that she has gone for a loan of £10.000 just for Christmas.

Like why though!? Is this what people are doing?

Well Christmas is in five days and I know those of us who are last minute planners will be running helter-skelter trying to cram things in. Don’t panic because your style auntie is here to the rescue in that department. Ha!! This is not about going out to buy a whole new set of clothes, but just in case it’s what you need, I’ve shared some links where needed (not sponsored). This post is me reminding you to make the best of what’s in your closet. Lets start!

* Colour Block *

Yes, festive season equals glitter, metallic and sequin, but I’m here to let you know that you don’t need that to stand out. Christmas is all about fun and nothing screams fun like colours. The idea isn’t to come looking like a clown, but pairing up simple colours to create a nice and chic outfit. It is advisable to choose garments that are flattering on your frame. You can opt to keep it monochromatic or mix pieces of contrasting shades.

* Something Floral *

Number one on the festive outfit inspirations is, floral. Nothing screams merry than that! Something about wearing floral that just puts a smile on one’s face or changes a mood for the better. No matter the colour or style, it stands out. This range of style is perfect for any season and any occasion.

SHOPJohn Lewis Embroidered Dress || Shein Floral Jacquard Dress || New Look High-Neck Dress || HM Crepe Wrap Dress
festive outfit inspirations

* When in Doubt Wear Black *

This is something most of us do frequently. Sometimes you either can’t be bothered or just don’t have the time to faff about in a pile of clothes. Too much anxiety! This is where the word ‘monochromatic’ or tonal looks comes in. I hope you’re not one of those people who think this kind of style is mundane. It is an effortless way to look chic. There’s no right or wrong way to pulling this look together. Go with your mood and mix and match same shades of colours or prints.
festive outfit inspirations

* Casual Chic *

This is perfect for work Christmas Dos or a casual festive outing with friends. Nothing like being stylish while enjoying the comfort of your basics. Since it is winter, we are talking oversized sweaters, blazers, jeans, tees and any winter outerwears of your choice. These are all pieces you can find in your closet which means your bank account will be thanking you for it.

SHOPDebenhams lightweight coatigan || Debenhams Leopard Print Coat || Zara Tweed Coat || Boohoo Co-ord Tailored Blazer
casual chic styles

What do you think of these festive outfit inspirations? Any idea what styles you going after?

 

Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments. Have a lovely festive weekend.

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Much Love!

Missy May

59 Comments

  1. December 21, 2019 / 3:41 am

    These are such great outfit ideas! I love the floral one, I wasn’t sure what I’d wear on Christmas day, was going to rewear one of my maxi dresses but I went out shopping with my mum and she bought me a new floral dress to wear so I’ll wear that one! 🙂

    Hope that you’re having a great weekend 🙂 We went to our last Christmas party for the season yesterday, it was a lot of fun!

    • Missy May
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      December 22, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Good to hear that, Mica. Glad to hear that you mum got you a floral dress. 🙂
      The weekend is going went well. Awesome that y’all had a great time at the party. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting always.

    • Missy May
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      December 22, 2019 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you and good to hear that!

    • Missy May
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      December 22, 2019 / 9:37 pm

      Thanks much, Kathrine. Good to hear that. 🙂

    • Missy May
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      December 23, 2019 / 10:32 pm

      My pleasure, Rach and thank you!

    • Missy May
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      December 23, 2019 / 10:22 pm

      Good to hear that, Jennifer. Have a wonderful Christmas too. Thank you!

  2. December 23, 2019 / 1:45 pm

    These are stunning outfits my dear & give me some ideas because I still don’t know what I’m going to wear. I still have wrapping to finish, haha. You always look stunning!! I hope your Christmas time is beautiful x

    • Missy May
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      December 23, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      Thanks so much, dear friend! I’m sure you’ll decide on something when the time comes. Hope you finish with your wrapping. Ha!! I hope yours too. 🙂

  3. December 23, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    These are such great outfits! I love all the color! And I love how you had one outfit that could be changed for colder weather too.

    – Avalon from http://www.simplyavalon.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 23, 2019 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks much, Avalon and good to hear that.

    • Missy May
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      December 23, 2019 / 10:21 pm

      Thanks much, Vanessa!
      Happy Holidays!

  4. December 24, 2019 / 3:13 pm

    I would actually have never thought of wearing something floral at Christmas, usually glitter is synonymous with festive. I love these outfit ideas, the polka dots are so cute. Gorgeous style, thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great one xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Missy May
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      December 24, 2019 / 10:03 pm

      I know, but glitter has become too common. Ha! Good to hear that, Kiran. Thanks much and have a merry Christmas too. 🙂

  5. December 24, 2019 / 3:33 pm

    I don’t know about taking a loan, but I am glad to be able to celebrate Christmas now. This used to be a painful holiday for me, but because I have children now. It is different! I love all your outfits, sis. Such great inspirations. Happy holidays.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 24, 2019 / 10:02 pm

      Right!? Ha!! Ahh….thank God for the kids!
      Thanks much sis and have a good holiday.

    • Missy May
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      December 24, 2019 / 10:04 pm

      I couldn’t agree more with you, sis. Thanks much! I sure did. Have a merry Christmas with your family.

  6. December 25, 2019 / 12:14 am

    Fantastic outfits my Dear. My fave is the floral dress. You just look sweet with a bit of sexy in this dress. Anywho. . . have a MERRY Christmas and wishes for a Great 2020 is in the works.

    http://www.madamtoomuch.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks much, dear! Aw good to hear that.
      Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a blessed 2020.

  7. December 25, 2019 / 10:06 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful in these photos, the look suits you so well! And the backdrops are super pretty x

    Happy holidays! 🙂

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks much, Amy. Happy new year in advance. 🙂

  8. December 26, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    All of these are such feminine, timeless looks. Love the all black outfit, so up my alley. Happy holidays lovely! Have a wonderful time celebrating xx

    Naya
    http://www.nayatilly.com

    • Missy May
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      December 29, 2019 / 9:58 pm

      Thanks much, Naya! Good to hear that.
      Hope you had a nice Christmas. Happy new year in advance. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you and my pleasure, dear.
      Happy new year in advance.

  9. December 26, 2019 / 7:40 pm

    Dear Missy May, this post is again the proof how beautiful you are! Wonderful looks!
    Merry Christmas and a happy 2020!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 9:55 pm

      Thank you, Rena. Happy new year in advance.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks much, Jelena and good to hear that. 🙂

    • Missy May
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      December 29, 2019 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks much, Nina.
      Likewise and happy new year in advance. 🙂

  10. December 27, 2019 / 11:29 pm

    Right… crazy! That’s why so many people stress out around Christmas time when it should be enjoyed.
    I went for something red this holiday season! 🙂
    Happy Holidays my friend!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
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      December 29, 2019 / 10:11 pm

      Most definitely, Radi! I couldn’t agree more! I bet you looked gorgeous in it too.
      Happy holidays dear friend. Have a blessed new year in advance. 🙂

  11. December 28, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    I love all of your outfit suggestions for this festive time! With it being a hectic time of year, shopping your closet is a really smart choice. I really love the black and white outfit! And that’s crazy that someone took out a loan just for Christmas. I’ve never heard of anyone doing that before. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
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      December 29, 2019 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks much, Kara! Most definitely! Good to hear that. It was my first time hearing about that too.
      I did and hope you did too. Happy new year in advance.

    • Missy May
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you! Hope you had a nice holiday season.

  12. December 30, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    These are all so fabulous on you dear. My fave is definitely the first one, such a pretty skirt you got there.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks much, Jess dear. Good to hear that.

  13. January 1, 2020 / 1:18 pm

    Woah someone had a loan of £10.000 just for Christmas?! That’s crazy! It’s sad how Christmas lost its true meaning which is about the birth of Christ ~ now it has turned into consumerism. Guilty of buying and wanting to receive gifts though lol. It’s fun to spoil our loved ones but of course, they should be within budget. I soo love the style inspiration! I agree, when in doubt, wear black haha! 😀

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 9:37 pm

      You couldn’t have put it any better, Hazel. I defo agree with ya! Good to hear that and thanks much for the input. 🙂

  14. January 2, 2020 / 12:06 am

    Hello Missy. It’s crazy how people lose their minds over one day. Honestly I’m so glad I didn’t go over the top this time around. I love your outfit ideas. The first thing we reach for is the glitter and sparkles at Christmas time but I’m loving the idea of the bold colours and florals. Thanks as always for helping us with the slay.

    Madeline
    madelinewilsonojo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      January 3, 2020 / 9:39 pm

      Hi Madeline, I know right!? Ha!! My pleasure and glad you love the idea with the style.
      Thanks much and happy new year!

  15. January 3, 2020 / 11:49 pm

    You look amazing in all of them!

  16. January 11, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    Hello,
    very happy to say, your post is very interesting to read. I never stop myself to say something about it. You’re doing a great job. Keep it up

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