Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, you’re probably going to be attending a family gathering (or two) sometime this week. Family gatherings—whether you’re meeting the in-laws or heading home—require a bit of thought when it comes to getting dressed. It usually means that hemlines shouldn’t scare your grandma, and necklines shouldn’t be plunging either (nobody wants to see your cleavage in that compulsory awkward family photo).
So here at Killahbeez, we’ve rounded up a few fam-appropriate staples that’ll have you looking polished enough for parentals but stylish enough for yourself.
Equipment Two-Pocket Print Blouse
The first rule of family gatherings is: thou shalt not show too much skin. Start with a sophisticated silk blouse like this one by French-label Equipment. The loose cut means that this wardrobe staple will feel as comfy as your favourite T-shirt, but the tailored detailing will impress the grownups at the dinner table. The shirt features top pockets on the front and a quirky black square print throughout, making it pair as easily with high-waisted skirts as it down with jeans. ($499.95 at ASOS).
James Jeans Twiggy Velveteen
More dressed up than jeans but more comfortable that wearing a waist-cinching skirt, these velveteen drainpipes by James Jeans feel as luxe as they look. The Twiggy is a high-rise five-pocket pant, with a single-button zip closure in the front. We’re digging the amethyst hue. It’s super rich and regal, yet not as boring as black. ($185 at Need Supply Co).
J. Crew Majesty Peacoat
Brave the winter cold in a classic wool peacoat, like this stylish topper from J. Crew. The heather grey color will pop off the aubergine-hued pants and the golden buttons give the coat a vintage vibe. The high label adds extra warmth without the added bulk of a scarf. ($258 at J. Crew).
Jeffrey Campell for Pixie Market Gold Foil Creepers
Tottering around in sky-high heels is just silly when there’s snow or slick on the ground. Plus, your family knows your true height. You’re not fooling anyone. Instead, slip on these comfortable-cool creepers by Jeffrey Campbell, exclusive to Pixie Market. They feature a 100 percent leather sole, a gold-covered 1.5” platform, and a black rubber sole. These will shine as brightly with trousers as they will paired with dresses and skirts. ($209 at Pixie Market).