Fashion inspired by the ’12 days of Christmas’ carol
By Brittany Anas
Ever wonder how much it would cost to buy all of the gifts mentioned in the classic “12 Days of Christmas” carol?
The tab would come to $107,000 this year, according to PNC Wealth Management, which every year runs the math on how much the gifts would cost. Whoo. “True love” must be code for “sugar daddy.”
So, instead, use the “12 Days of Christmas” as wardrobe inspiration and give yourself a little fashion challenge inspired by the carol. (It’s much more practical to dress in a classic black-and-white ensemble inspired by swans than it is to raise actual swans.)
For this fashion challenge, you can shop your closet and you don’t have to spend a penny. Or, perhaps treat yourself to a new winter accessory.
Here’s some ideas for plucking fashion inspiration from the Christmas carol:
Wear a vintage band T-shirt or concert T-shirt. Dress it up with pearls or a gold statement necklace and pair it with jeans or a blazer.
Okay, the knickers might be a stretch. But, try out a vintage-inspired cloche hat. This is especially perfect for days you don’t have time to wash your hair.
Wear dancing shoes or a tulle-embellished skirt. Give an unexpected pop to your outfit with fancy shoes that you normally keep reserved for date nights. Or, think ballet flats or boots that are made for country-line dancing.
We bet you’re wondering where this one is going.
Braids! Give yourself some playful pigtails. To avoid looking too childish, just braid a couple inches of your hair and leave the rest in a long ponytail. If you have long hair, try milkmaid braids that crown on the top of your head.
Winter white and black ensembles are a chic and crisp look.
Accessorize with hoop earrings or gold bangles.
Hmm? What’s a colly bird? How about just wearing a feathered accessory — like a headband adorned with a feather or earrings. Or, put a feather in your pipers-inspired cloche hat and kill two birds with one stone. (Oooh, inappropriate analogy. We take that back.)
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