When the holidays come around, I try to experiment with new ways to wear “the everyday” stuff by throwing together fun combinations I maybe haven’t considered before, but that make decidedly casual articles of clothing more worthy for…well, the holidays!
So, a band tee. It’s not usually what one considers a festive article of clothing, right? It’s that cool thing you throw on with your favorite comfy jeans on any given day. Well, let me be the one to ask — why can’t a band tee be seriously festive, if given the chance?!
Casual-Chic Holiday Outfit Inspo: Band T-Shirts Made Festive
I think that most anything casual, except maybe sweatpants and pajamas (?), can become worthy of more festive occasions if “trimmed” and “decked” with the right accoutrements. In this case, with my favorite band tee (I mean, The Clash. I LOVE. Did you catch my gift guide?), I knew that all it needed was three things.
- Serious earrings
- A layer that says something (“hey! I’m like really pretty”)
- Bold shoes
My band tee has now successfully transcended to the level of HOLIDAY FESTIVE. Job done!
(Oh, and I’m not fully convinced that sweatpants and PJs can’t reach the same status. Just sayin’…)
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jacket: Splendid Leopard Jacket – wearing a size small, TTS. THIS JACKET. Friends, this is a fantastic jacket. Get it for yourself for Christmas. Right this instant. So, it’s not a coat…it won’t keep you warm in a snowstorm, but it’s literally the perfect jacket for layering (and it is cozy!). If you also live in a warmer climate, this may be the one for you. I’m excited to wear it all through the holidays and whatever Winter weather we may get down here in SC. Two Day Shipping for Prime Members!
t-shirt: The Clash T-shirt – I am wearing a size M (sized up one). If you like it even a bit more on the boyish side, I’d go up two sizes. It’s a great band tee, though! Two Day Shipping for Prime Members!
earrings: Waterfall Ear Cuff Earrings – I can’t actually say that these are earrings that I recommend buying. I love the way they look, but the clip-on piece that clips onto the upper ear lobe doesn’t always stay. I had to finagle it a bit. That said, I also came across these Bohemian Tassle Earrings and these Long Teardrop Earrings. Both are beautiful and fun! Two Day Shipping for Prime Members!
denim: Everlane The Cheeky Bootcut Jean – TTS, wearing 27 R. I could really use a tall in these jeans (I AM 5’10), but they don’t come in that size. Darn. However, I wanted them and got them anyways…and hey! They’re cute and, like the other two pairs of Everlane jeans I own, they are comfortable and flattering. Also, I don’t mind a major crop look…and I plan on wearing them more often with booties anyways. Everlane is offering FREE 2-day shipping!
shoes: Everlane The Day Heel (bright red) – such a good shoe. I do recommend going up a half size, though. They are a bit snug on me, wearing my usual 9.5. They really are the perfect heel height, though, and come in a variety of colors. LOVE THEM. Everlane is offering FREE 2-day shipping!
necklaces: Mine are old (one was my Grandma’s), but I found this Star Necklace and oh my goooooodness, I love this Star Chain Y-Necklace. They could be layered together, too. Two Day Shipping for Prime Members!
bag: Rebecca Minkoff Julian Backpack – mine is from a couple of years ago, and I still carry it every week. This olive green version is beautiful, and oh my goodness…I have had my eye on the currant color for months now. Two Day Shipping for Prime Members!
Merry Christmas, friends! Happy dressing!
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Photos by Christina Hussey Photography – Charlotte, NC