Forget visions of novelty jumpers around the dinner table – dress for the occasion and take your signature style up a notch. We’ve enlisted the help of Burton to bring you a failsafe formula for how to look smart this Christmas. Mix up separates with party wear to get your festive style on form. We show you how to dress for every occasion this festive season.


2016_08_09_burton_xmas_day_1_look_09_0226_portPlay Polo

For most of us, a suit isn’t going to fly when faced with a mountain of festive food so walk the line between dressed up and dinner-ready with a polo shirt. The ideal foundation piece for ticking all the boxes, you’ll feel comfortably smart in the sporty polo shirt. Get on board with winter’s deep tones and go for lightweight knits in shades of navy, charcoal, purple and black. Chinos in a tonal shade will complement your style but keep a blazer on stand-by to sharpen up for drinks later in the day


2016_08_09_burton_xmas_day_1_look_08_0141Rethink the Dress Code

The lines have been redrawn and today’s dress codes are way more flexible. So mix it up and adopt a high-low attitude. Remember, it’s all about balance. If you can’t forgo jeans, nail the tone of the occasion with dark raw denim for that necessary element of structure and tuck in a slim fit shirt for a clean cut finish. Then tie the look together by ditching the trainers and teaming your denim with brogues to capture this season’s immaculate blend of laid back formality




Divide and Conquer

Suiting doesn’t have to mean a full suit. Drop some of the extras to build a fuss-free look that channels smart overtones. Take your suit back to its bare bones and swap out the shirt and tie for a crew neck knit or a current season roll neck. This classic silhouette is spot on for sharp dressing while the knitwear freshens up the look.  For extra points, keep things tonal. Subtle is the key word when it comes to contrasts.



Go Back to Basics

When in doubt, call upon the classics. A well fitted shirt and chinos will always hit the right notes, especially when the details are up to scratch – and the details really count with such a simple combination. Tuck in your shirt and add a belt to offset any casual overtones and always choose a slim or tapered cut to reinforce clean lines and a more tailored vibe. Finally, ground your outfit with leather loafers or monk shoes.


A big thank you to Burton for writing this amazing blog all about what to wear this Christmas. It’s been great to get tips on what to wear to a Christmas party which proved useful when deciding what outfit to wear to our Christmas Pop Up last night!


Next week find out more about our Christmas Pop Up at Oxleaze Barn while you wrap your last minute presents!