Written by Mollie Knight
To celebrate the beginning of Advent, we have put together a little advent calendar style Lookbook. Come back every Monday for that week's looks!
1. Snowdrop Polka Dot Culottes, Zara, from £7.99
The perfect day-to-night pre-xmas transitional piece. Go from last-minute present shopping to Christmas eve drinks with the gals. Great for a pattern clash moment, go monochrome or inject a splash of colour with a bright jacket + accessories.
2. The Golden Hour Dress, Art, from £28.99
Look like one of the three wise men's gifts in this gorgeous glimmering dress - maybe you'll attract a wise man/person of your own 😉 The intricate crochet design makes it the perfect layering dress + a great choice for a formal event if you wanna stand out from the crowd - pure luxury.
3. Laid-back beige tunic + wide trouser co-ord, Lauren Vidal, from £24.99
Looking for a comfy Christmas fit? Consider it found. This beautiful co-ord is perfect for a Christmas day chill. The gorgeous stretchy fabric is a must for post-dinner lounging whilst being completely flattering. The nude colour gives it an effortlessly chic feel.
4. Lilac Backless Satin Slip, Naanaa, from £7.99
The perfect dress for the uni Christmas ball - the lilac colour and silk material gives it winter vibes, while the lace-up back and straps ensure you won't be drenched in sweat whilst belting 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' in a room packed with course-mates you half know.
5. Ivory Bombyx Mori Maxi Jacket + Trouser Suit, Zarif, from £39.99
This Jacket + Trouser Suit is all you need to power-dress your way through Christmas stress. Trying to revise for January exams? Boss blowing up your phone whilst you're on leave? Siblings getting on your last nerve? Rent this set (attitude included).
6. Meshy + Ruched Midi Dress, One Wear Freedom, from £11.99
7. Smokey Ribbed Maxi Skirt + Semi-Crop Jumper Co-ord, Shepards Linen Clothing, from £19.99
The ultimate set for working from home on the lead up to Christmas. The 100% cotton fabric is sumptuously soft and incredibly comfortable, all while keeping you cozy and warm indoors during this years' inevitable 'beast from the east'.
8. Nigella Maxi Dress, One Wear Freedom, from £10.99
Though this dress doesn't look super warm, the beautiful baby blue colour screams fairytale snow fairy. The detailed crochet and beaded top makes it a stand out piece. Pair with a long coat, tights and some big boots to dress down, or a fur coat (faux ofc) and some strappy heals to dress up - perfect for any occasion!
9. Wine Outdoors Ultra Light Feather Anorak, Mango, from £14.99
Christmas in the country this year? Fear not, this beautiful rouge anorak will keep you sheltered from the elements, without it taking up too much space in your suitcase. Who said great fashion can't be practical too?
10. The Golden Co-Ord Set, Collab, from £30.99
Gold is probably the most luxurious colour to wear, especially around Christmas. This gorgeous golden co-ord set is the perfect modest/work-appropriate way to get into the festive spirit. Pair with gold chunky jewellery and nude shoes to compliment the other pieces, or switch it up completely and pair with dark colour to really make the gold pop.
11. Pride of Africa Gown, One Wear Freedom, from £32.99
If you're going abroad this winter (I'm jealous), or in desperate need of some colour to fight off the seasonal sadness - then this awesome gown might be exactly what you're in need of. The print + pigment are enough to brighten anyones day, whilst the leg-slit and neckline give the gown a sexy edge.
12. Shades of Brown Zigzag Waist Coat, Layers Paris, from £6.99
This vintage waist coat is the perfect addition to any outdoor activity this December, wether thats going to see some Christmas lights, ice skating or a Boxing Day walk. It feels like you're wearing a blanket - super warm and comfy.
13. Vintage Snowy Fleece Poncho + Trouser Co-ord, Passport, from £14.99
We all need a bit of comfort in our lives over winter and this fleece set is a super low-effort way to look put-together and fashionable. Perfect for working from home or being out and about. The pop of orange in the drawstring could be accentuated with orange accessories and shoes, or give a monochrome moment a go.
14. Mallow Lilac Maxi Coat + Linen Cuff Trouser Co-ord, One Wear Freedom, from £24.99
If you're missing the colours of spring and summer, try adding some pastel tones into your wardrobe with this Lilac coat and trouser co-ord. Ideal for going out to dinner or brunch with the gals. Pair with a chunky knit sweater and statement jewellery for an upscale look.
15. Pink Champagne One-Shoulder Gown, Sola Fashion, from £29.99
This gorgeous hand-made formal gown is great for any Winter Weddings or Christmas Balls coming up this month. The form-fitting cut hugs your figure in all the right places whilst the one-shoulder style gives room for a statement glove. Also the fishtail cut means your waist is the star of the show, but you have enough movement to make a Cinderella style get-away if you wanted to.
16. Dark Fantasy Maxi Skirt + Drawstring Crop Hoodie Co-Ord, Noa Noa, from £21.99
Another cozy favourite, perfect for those days when you can't be bothered to get dressed properly, but still want to look like you have your sh*t together. The dark grey gives it that sleek style, whilst the cut keeps the mood relaxed.
17. Midnight Denim Jacket + Straight Jean Suit, Toi & Moi, from £18.99
Britney called - she wants her 2001 AMA's look back. This double-denim moment is a brilliant way to spice up any 'jeans-and-a-nice-top' dress code. Pair with silver accessories to compliment the hardware and chuck on a patterned sweater to complete the look.
18. Smokey Toscana Sheepskin Reversible Waist Coat, One Wear Freedom, from £22.99
This smokey waist coat is definitely on my Christmas wish-list. Not only a cold-weather mainstay, but reversible too, making it extremely versatile in your wardrobe. Just add furry earmuffs to go for that Russian ski bunny vibe, or give it a street style edge with a splash of neon and a bucket hat.
19. Au Naturale Flax Wrap Skirt + Half Knit Poncho Co-Ord, Shepherd's Linen Clothing, from £18.99
If you're not one for tight dresses and bold colours on Christmas Day, this co-ord could be a great fit. It is perfectly understated - the muted tones and natural materials give it an earthy vibe, but the flattering cut still makes a statement. The half-knit poncho means it will still keep you warm, and the wrap skirt leaves enough room to get comfy during the annual Monopoly arguments. Pair with fine jewellery to maintain that minimal look.
20. Creamy Angel Wings + Jersey Trouser Co-ord, One Wear Freedom, from £10.99
This wouldn't be a Christmas-themed lookbook, without including this set. I mean, the angel puns write themselves. Joking aside, the statement sleeves are super flattering on many body-types whilst the stretchy trousers provide comfort all day long. The style of this set means it can be worn to any occasion depending how you dress it. Good enough to top my tree any day.
21. Imperial Maxi Puffer Gilet, Passport, from £19.99
Are you someone who can never seem to get warm in winter, but don't want to have to mummify yourself in 20 layers of clothes every time you leave the house? This maxi gilet could be the answer to your problem! Of course, being a puffer means that this piece is toasty AF, but what makes this gilet special is the floor length fit, providing warmth all-over. Not to mention, it looks pretty stylish too...
22. Moonflower Trench Coat, Wallis, from £8.99
It's been all about the Trench this winter, with Scandi style still having a big impact on fashion trends. Though here at OWF we like to set trends, rather than follow them, this is a good option for those wanting to test the Trench out. The shorter cut of this vintage piece means you aren't drowning in fabric, whilst the striking all-white fabric will be sure to add flare to any fit.
23. Nude Knit Polo Maxi Dress, Zara, from £12.99
Knitwear has and always will be a staple for this time of year. This simple but stand-out piece ticks all the boxes. Comfy? Check. Warm? Check. Low-effort? Check. Fashionable? Absolutely. A versatile piece for all of your Christmas activities.
24. Forrest Green + Peach Floral Chiffon Dress, Nemo, from £22.99
What better way to finish off this Advent Lookbook than with one of my favourite pieces from our collection. This drop-dead-gorgeous chiffon dress is perfect for any festivities and would look amazing layered on top of other pieces too. It's a definite head-turner and is guaranteed to make old women give you the side-eye on public transport.
Anndd thats a wrap! Merry Christmas everyone from us here at OWF x