The Best Holiday Movies for Wardrobe Inspiration
Department stores have been cranking “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” on repeat since Thanksgiving, daily ugly-sweater party e-vites keep filling up my inbox (okay, maybe I’m not that popular… there are only two) and the cups at Starbucks were changed weeks ago—but none of this jubilation has made me particularly excited for the upcoming celebrations.
At least that was the case until I spent this entire weekend parked on my couch, flipping through a constant stream of classic holiday films. Needless to say, my seasonal cheer finally kicked in. Freshly inspired by my movie marathon, I no longer find myself shivering in front of my closet unsure of what to wear. It’s nearly impossible to be a Scrooge while incorporating these jolly styles into your winter wardrobes.
The Nutcracker: Whether you dream of being a Sugar Plum Fairy or a Toy Soldier, there’s no denying this ballet’s costumes are beautiful and seriously on trend this season.
George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, $37.97, amazon.com. MCQ Alexander McQueen Double Breasted Cashmere Coat, $885, stylebop.com. Henrik Vibskov Furry Soldier hat, $201.94, farfetch.com. Dolce & Gabbana Lace-Up Suede ankle booties, $980, mytheresa.com. Isabel Marant Becky velvet mini skirt, $450, net-a-porter.com. Ted Baker Banilo Tiered Ruffle Dress, $365, harrods.com. Pearl Necklace, $39.99, modcloth.com. Lace front top, $49, dorothyperkins.com. Miu Miu Patent Leather Ballerina Flat, $650, miumiu.com
A Christmas Story: While Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun may teach us many life lessons—like following your dreams and never sticking your tongue to a metal pole—we can also pick up a thing or two from his personal style. Just stay away from a pink bunny suit and try not to “shoot your eye out, kid."
A Christmas Story, $9.49, amazon.com. Mallory Gimlet Toroise eyeglasses, $95, warbyparker.com. Topshop Faux Fur Collar Coat, $178, nordstrom.com. Leg Wooden Crate Lamp, $199, redriderleglamp.com. Rabito iPhone Case, $32, nordstrom.com. Falmouth Cardigan, $198, jackwills.com. Cable Knit Scarf, $198, brooksbrothers.com Clean Knit Hat, $28, topshop.com. Wool Fair Isle Mittens, $35, brooksbrothers.com
A Rugrats Chanukah: What could be better than an epic retelling of the story of Chanukah from everyone’s favorite gang of babies? Angelica deserves high praise for her impeccable ability to color block such complementary jewel tones at such a young age? I’m just going to put it out there and say this may be one of the most underrated holiday movies of all time.
A Rugrats Chanukah, $8.99, amazon.com. Chuckie Finster tee, $23.90, tacticalmonkeytees.com. Alexander Wang Rib Tank Dress, $312, otteny.com. Merino Turtleneck, $50, jcrew.com. Rag & Bone, $110, matchesfashion.com. Nicolas Andreas Taralis Petal Side Mini Shorts, $190, ln-cc.com. Chuck Taylor All Stars, $55, converse.com. Hair bows, $3.50, etsy.com
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York: McCaulay Caulkin’s Kevin McCallister is just as loveable in this sequel as he was in the original Home Alone, but what makes this movie far superior are the details of the characters’ ensembles: The “Sticky Bandits” change-embellished gloves, the Central Park pigeon lady’s oxblood cape and Kevin McCallister’s impeccable layered look for the cold New York winter, topped off with the coolest accessory of all: his TalkBoy.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, 4.99, amazon.com. Simply Vera Vera Wang Sequin Gloves, $17, kohls.com. Lindsey Thornburg Red Herringbone Mid Length Cloak, $1,200, bonadrag.com. 3 Flying Birds necklace, $61, boticca.com. Jenny Bird Coin bracelet, $82, swell.com. Navy Knot Cable sweater, $29, dorothyperkins.com. Pemberton Plaid Flannel, $49, woolrich.com. Ledbury Jacket, $198, jackwills.com. Cotterell Hat, $40, jackwills.com. Classic Plaid Scarf, $38, abercrombie.com. Talk Boy For Life Tee, $20.99, skreened.com.
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