zara faux fur coat

how to wear red and green for the holidays

gold pleated ALC skirt

Merry Christmas week!  I am so excited for a week of food, gifts & family!  Apparently, a metallic skirt paired with green & hints of red is my go-to look for the holiday's this year (another instance seen here).  To be honest, I am A-OK with it! I love, love, love this combo - it makes me feel like a dressed up, glamorous version of normally casual self! 

wearing red and green for the holidays

gold alc skirt

sjp lady pumps

Pairing red & green can sound tricky (you never want to end up looking like a Christmas tree!) but it actually can be super easy.  Below are a few tricks to pairing these colors:

1. Add a Metallic:  Like I've done in my TWO red & green looks, adding a metallic silver or gold helps break up the red & green while dressing up the overall look & making it feel festive & glamorous!  Lucky for all of us, both silver & gold pair nicely with these two shades.

2.  Accessorize:  If you are afraid to dive head first into a red/green look, try keeping your look neutral and adding red & green accessories.  A red/green scarf, red heels, or a green clutch are great ways to add some of these Christmas colors into your look without going overboard. Don't forget to add a glam makeup look.  A red lip and some countouring are lovely for all your holiday parties.  Learn how to contour your face here.

3. Wear Plaid: Plaid patterns come in all color combos from pastels to basic black & white & they all end up looking great. Try a plaid pattern that incorporates red & green for a more subtle festive look.  I love this plaid dress, this plaid top & this plaid scarf!

alc midi skirt

sjp pumps

zara faux fur jacket
Coat: Zara (similar) | Top: Velvet by Graham  Spencer via Lyon & Post | Skirt: ALC via Lyon & Post | Shoes: SJP | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Stella & Dot

Sorry for the overload of twirling skirt photos, but really - is it even possible to wear this pleated skirt & not twirl around??  I don't think so :)

Michelle Paige