Last Minute Holiday Outfit Ideas

December 20, 2022

It’s been a tough start to the holiday season. Some of you know that we lost our sweet little dog, Lucky.  He had a very long and very happy life, but it still hurts so much to say goodbye.  Frankly, my holiday spirit has been lacking, but this past week, I’ve come out of my fog to wear a couple of cute outfits with some holiday cheer.

Most of my Christmas activities are very casual.  Here’s what I wore .. and maybe it can help you decide what to wear this week as well!

Idea #1

Make your sequins and sparkles a little more daytime friendly by adding in a classic blazer or an oversized plaid blazer.  I added black jeans, but you can even wear blue jeans.  It’s a nice juxtaposition to have a classic and casual piece mixed with your holiday bling!


This is what I wore for a fun holiday lunch with my friend Rachel. Isn’t she fab in her gold sequin scarf?

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Idea #2

Add a bright winter coat, especially red or hot pink!   Just adding a colorful layer will elevate your everyday outfit into something more special and festive!



These photos are just from teaching days at school.  But adding the red and pink coat made me feel spirited and inspired me to take photos in the main office with their cute decorations.  And doesn’t my friend Lynn look adorable in her cozy houndstooth scarf?


Idea #3

Pull out the special pieces! Now is the time to bring out pieces that usually seem a bit much for every day. For me that’s a faux fur coat, some houndstooth booties, and this beautiful bottle green Strathberry bag with gold hardware. Sure it’s a bit much all together, but … isn’t that what the holidays are for?

This is what I wore for a trip to the mall with the hubby.



I’d love to know what you’re wearing this holiday season!  Please feel free to share in the comments.


Fun & Fashion,

Dawn Lucy

About the blog: Fashion Should Be Fun is me talking to you, other middle aged women like me who are over 40, but not over fashion.  We still want to look beautiful and stylish.  We still want to have fun with trends.  And we don’t need anyone giving us rules, because we’re all different. We all have our own shapes and bodies, parts we’d like to cover and parts we still don’t mind showing off a bit.  This is a place for me to share my love of fashion with you, style ideas, tips, trends, and inspiration. I know how liking the way we look can translate into confidence and energy. I know we have so much life left to live and so much adventure ahead of us. Let’s show the world you’re never too old to have fun and be fierce!


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