Christmas Day Outfit Ideas! What to Wear on Christmas Day?

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Ah, Christmas morning: the gifts, the mimosas, the smell of balsam and fir. And let us not forget the need to look presentable after having just woken up.

While there is definitely nothing wrong with showing up to the tree in your favorite pair of holiday PJs, we also understand some desire to look put-together for the memories sure to be captured on many iPhones or just to feel as festive as you possibly can. Whether you have young children in your family who are begging you to come watch them open gifts at 7 a.m. or your uncontainable holiday cheer is telling you to start the day early, we know all too well that there is an art to looking like you haven’t just rolled out of bed—even when you have.

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You can grab these outfit formulas on Christmas morning and rely on them to keep you looking cute while also staying comfortable for gift-giving festivities, holiday breakfasts, and all the best day of the year has to offer.

1. A cardigan set and jeans

Dress up wardrobe staples like jeans and a cardigan with some chic but comfortable accessories. Hair accessories are on-trend this winter, and you can never go wrong with simple gold jewelry. If you’re hosting Christmas morning at your home, shearling slippers are always a fan favorite.

2. A flannel shirt and jeans

Flannel shirts and Ugg boots will always hold special places in our hearts—especially during the holidays. Add simple accessories like a gold barrette to polish the look.

3. Faux-leather pants and a festive sweater

Faux-leather pants make every outfit more chic and are a surprisingly comfortable option (we’re speaking from experience!). Pair them with a tunic sweater and block heels that will take you where you need to go in comfort, even when placed under the weight of the gifts you come bearing. 

4. A knit set and slippers

Knit sets are a practical way to embody both style and comfort. If you’re having a quiet Christmas morning at home, take full advantage of the situation and grab your coziest loungewear pieces. Add festive slippers for an ensemble that looks effortlessly put together.

5. A sweater dress and festive accessories

If you have to leave the house on Christmas morning and are looking to elevate your look beyond loungewear or jeans, then you can’t go wrong with a sweater dress. Add festive flair with an iconic plaid scarf and keep the chic comfort going with an oversized jacket.

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