Sponsor Love + Guest Post – How To Wear Holiday Colors by Dragonflight Dreams

Hi friends!  Today we have a fabulous guest post brought to you by the designer, screenprinter, dog mama, wannabe chef, blogger… Dragonflight Dreams!  She will be helping us break down the best way to incorporate holiday colors into your wardrobe while remaining fashionable!

I’ve always been one of those people that cringes inside at the thought of wearing colors obviously and glaringly associated with a holiday: black and orange, red white & blue, etc. Christmas is no exception. The idea of wearing red and green together makes me think of elves and greeting cards, not a stylishly put-together person. But no longer! I’ve figured out some tricks to pulling this combo off:

  1. Choose more muted tones of the classic red and green. Instead of bright red, go with a darker crimson. Instead of bright green, go with a deeper evergreen.
  2. Mix with lots of neutrals. For Christmas in particular, white, gold and silver are great, but any neutrals will work.
  3. Add in some patterned pieces. It adds some texture and interest, and can also be a great way to sneak in that holiday color.
  4. Accessories are great for a pop of color if you don’t want to go head-to-foot Christmas. A shoe, a scarf, a piece of jewelry, tights – mix and match and see what works!

Here are some of my outfit ideas featuring Christmas holiday colors:


How about you? Do you squirm at the thought of wearing holiday colors? How would you wear the seasonal red and green?

Thanks again for this post Amanda!  Now everyone… go check out her blog Dragonflight Dreams!

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  1. December 13, 2012 / 1:00 am

    I love wearing holiday colors, it’s the one time of year you can and be allowed to be cheesy. I adore the Christmas formal, so pretty!

  2. December 13, 2012 / 9:22 am

    I’m not a huge fan of the classic, bright red color. SO I’m glad that there are alternatives like burgundy as an option!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. December 13, 2012 / 9:25 am

    Def agree with your tips…it’s so good to find more muted shades of holiday colours, or to take the brights and pair them with neutrals…otherwise it gets to be a little TOO festive!!! 😛 I tend to shy away from wearing more than one holiday colourat a time, but sometimes like to wear a really muted pea green with just a touch of oxblood or burgundy.

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  4. December 13, 2012 / 9:32 am

    with these great tips I’ll be decked for the season in style w/o looking like a Christmas tree!

  5. December 13, 2012 / 9:34 am

    I love the casual outfits. I don’t generally do red/green but I could do a burgundy or pine color.

  6. December 13, 2012 / 12:09 pm

    I love both of those Christmas dresses. And yes I agree that head to toe Christmas is a little much. One accent piece is really festive though. A necklace, scarf, earrings, a hat all work in my opinion.

  7. December 13, 2012 / 12:33 pm

    So adorable – I really want to start wearing dresses again – they look so awesome

  8. December 13, 2012 / 1:04 pm

    I really like the idea of using the muted tones of the traditional Christmas colors.

  9. December 13, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    the christmas party attire is so fun! love me lots of red and sequins during this time of the year. 🙂

  10. Jenna Wood
    December 13, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    I love Christmas colors, the Holly Red and Evergreen hues are so complimentary to so many skin tones. I really like the polka dot frock you have in the end photo!

  11. December 13, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    I love love love all the holiday formal!

  12. December 13, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Beautiful outfits I like them all! I agree it’s the time of year to bring it all!!! Red! Green! Sparkles! Sequins! I love it!

  13. December 13, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    What great tips. I love the looks of all the outfits!

  14. December 13, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    Great picks! I love my colors!

  15. December 13, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Great suggestions! I don’t like to wear bright red or green but I love darker version…burgundy, emerald, etc. I love all your suggestions for Christmas formal! I also like to wear other jewel tone colors and make it more “holiday” by adding sparkly jewels or sequins!

  16. December 14, 2012 / 12:42 am

    this post is perfect.. i was just thinking about what to wear for my christmas outings!

  17. December 14, 2012 / 11:38 am

    Nice combinations! I’m not a huge fan of green and red, but there’s no Christmas holidays without them! 🙂

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  18. December 14, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    I love the idea of wearing muted reds and greens to pay homage to the holidays without looking like a christmas tree :). Cute maroon polka top!

  19. December 20, 2012 / 9:45 pm

    How darling is the #3 Christmas formal for party events, I might add add a little height by means of wearing heels, and would love to go to the #1 of casual look. Love the selection of idea.:)


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