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8 Ways To Wear Red and Green Without Looking Like a Christmas Tree

* There’s a fine line between Christmas cool and Christmas fool outfits
* Excess red, green and gold can give an embarrassing tree-like appearance
* These clothing options balance festive fun and fashion for style success

As we enter the festive period, it’s time to start changing your wardrobe to match the decorative style so associated with this time of year. Deep greens, shiny reds and rich golds appear all over the place, from hallways to shop fronts. Dressing ‘Christmassy’ is a great way to feel part of the fun and get into the Christmas spirit.

However, that being said, there is a fine line between stylish Christmas outfits and walking around looking like a Christmas tree. While ugly Christmas sweaters certainly have their place, it’s a good idea to try to avoid festive fashion faux-pas.

We’ve put together a collection of clothing featuring Christmas colors that balance festive cheer and style. Get in the mood for the holidays, tastefully, with one of these yuletide get ups.

1. NEXT ATLANTIC Cotton Polo Shirt

A polo shirt is a versatile piece of clothing. Great for casual gatherings and smarter occasions alike, these collared tops are a handy item to keep around for the festive period. By adding a classy splash of green and red to

, NEXT has given you a Christmas-ready outfit to show you’re in the festive mood.

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2. Neal LINK Women’s Tartan Scarf

Perhaps the most versatile option in any wardrobe is a scarf. As an essentially unnecessary piece of clothing, they can be added or removed when required. For this reason, the

is an ideal addition to your Christmas wardrobe. It’s easily kept in the closet for when it’s needed and thrown around your neck to complete a festive Christmas outfit. Plus, it can be worn as a scarf or a shawl.

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3. H&M Jacquard-Weave Dress

This Jacquard-Weave Dress from H&M beautifully balances reds, greens and yellows to give you an outfit ready for any Christmas occasion. The calf-length cut and long sleeve arms ensure you’ll keep warm in the cold, while the collar, buttons and cuffed sleeves give the dress a more formal look. This dress is a great answer for work parties, nights out or even just wearing around the house.

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4. H&M Wrap Dress

The H&M Wrap Dress is a more fun yet formal option for the festive period. It sports a v-neck design and knee-length cut as well as long sleeve arms with cut-out shoulders. In addition, this dress wraps around the front and ties at the waist. With elasticated cuffs to complete a look, this dress would suit Christmas work parties, nights out with the girls and dinner dates with friends.

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5. Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack

It’s not just the clothes you wear that can get a Christmas colors overhaul. Your bags might do with some holiday cheer, too. The

sports green, red and white. Not only does it suit this time of year beautifully, the handy pack also boasts 2 carrying options along with 2 side pockets, a front pocket and a name label for easy identification. It’s a great way to get kids young and old in the festive spirit!

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6. Nordstrom Slim Fit Plaid Sport Shirt

In all honesty, plaid is great all year round. But the fact that it works especially well during the Christmas period makes it even better. This time of year especially suits plaids that feature red, gold and white. This Nordstrom Sport Shirt is slim fitting for a more formal appearance than loose fitting options, making it great for office parties, nights out and other winter social events, too.

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7. Criminal Damage Track Jacket

Walking the fine line between Christmas style and Christmas tree fail is this Criminal Damage Track Jacket. With its elasticated cuffs, zip up front and red stripes, style well and truly wins out in this piece. It’s an ideal jacket for combining with jeans or tracksuit bottoms to give you a winter look that’ll have your friends envious during your days of hanging out together.

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8. Stussy Large Crew Neck Sweatshirt

With its red, yellow and green striped design, it’s hard to miss this Stussy Sweatshirt. And at a time of year when these 3 colors are the most pleasing to the eye, you’re sure to receive plenty of compliments when you turn up in this warm winter option. Plus, it features a crew neck and elasticated cuffs to keep all of your heat in. As an added bonus, if you ever happen to be traveling to Bolivia, the sweatshirt matches the flag’s colors perfectly.

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