What To Wear If You Are Staying Home For Christmas

The Scarlet Lily
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Fashion What To Wear If You Are Staying Home For Christmas

Christmas always brings parties and get togethers to mind, but many of us stay home for Christmas. There is no reason this can't be just as festive and fun, so here are some outfit ideas if you are staying home for Christmas.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have always been a big deal in my family. Growing up, we always dressed up nice for Christmas Eve and had a house full of people. Those memories still inspire me to this day, and I like to dress nice for Christmas even if we are at home.

Soft Knit Dress

Cowl Neck Knit Dress Winter Outfit Idea from The Scarlet Lily Blog.

The first Christmas outfit idea is this soft and comfortable knit dress. If it looks familiar, that’s because I featured the same dress in black a while back. You can see it here. I liked this dress so much that I also purchased it in this neutral oatmeal color. Paired with a light and neutral scarf, this could be a good winter outfit as well.

My scarf came from Marshall’s, but I linked a similar one from Amazon.

Sweater Dress

Sweater & Skirt Set From Amazon

A sweater dress is a great thing to wear if you are staying home for Christmas. They are the perfect combination of dressy and casual. Sweater dresses are also warm and comfortable. Here are some examples of some sweater dress outfits.

I’ve had this grey dress from Loft for a couple of years.

This dress from Old Navy in red is perfect for Christmas! This dress from Loft comes in both grey and red.

Red Sweater Dress The Scarlet Lily Blog

Wear Red

Speaking of red….Nothing says Merry Christmas like red! A simple red sweater and jeans outfit looks festive. I love to wear red and I have several red pieces in my wardrobe. Here are a couple outfits that center around red.

What to wear if you are staying home for Christmas

These red paper bag waist pants are from Amazon. I also have them in black. I simply removed the tie at the waist, and paired them with a crisp white sweater.

White Sweater From Amazon
What To Wear If You Are Staying Home For Christmas

Plaid is always a good choice for the holidays. This red plaid skirt from J.Crew Factory is probably my favorite purchase this year, and I will probably wear this for Christmas Eve. I featured it earlier and I hope you were able to grab one when they were on sale! They are sold out now, but you could substitute another plaid skirt to create this look.

This midi dress gives a similar look, and this is a shorter version.

Red Plaid For Christmas The Scarlet Lily Blog

My red plaid shirt is also a favorite of mine. This is from Old Navy (last year), so I will link this years version.

Plaid top from Old Navy The Scarlet Lily Blog

My favorite plaid top is this navy and green top from Old Navy. It also comes in a few other colors. It looks appropriate for the holidays, but I also plan to wear it after Christmas. Here is a similar look.


We can’t forget leggings! They are some of the most comfortable and forgiving pants to wear. Who wants to wear jeans after a big meal? Not me!

Faux leather leggings with flowy top from The Scarlet Lily Blog. Style for Midlife Women

Here is an outfit with faux leather leggings from Loft. My green top is from Target. This is a good option if you tend to get hot or live in a warmer climate.

Faux Leather Leggings // Green Tunic Length Top

Winter Outfit Idea The Scarlet Lily Blog

Not into faux leather? How about some plain black leggings with a warm cozy sweater? This is the same white sweater from earlier, which is an Amazon purchase. I love this look for a cold day.

White Sweater and Leggings Winter Outfit Idea from The Scarlet Lily Blog.


Ponchos aren’t always practical, but they are fun to wear for special occasions. This red and black combination is paired with black leggings and over the knee boots. My poncho is old.(Walmart).

This red poncho sweater from Loft is gorgeous and more practical.

Sweater Lounge Set The Scarlet Lily Blog

If you are staying home for Christmas and want to keep it super casual, this sweater lounge set from Amazon fits the bill. The only thing better than a cozy sweater is cozy sweater pants!!

Here is a shopping widget full of Amazon lounge pieces that you will love!

I love wearing this outfit, and I could see myself sitting around the fireplace watching Christmas movies in this. It also comes in other colors, so check out the link to see all the options.


Winter Pajamas from Old Navy

If you are staying home for Christmas and want to be in your jammies all day, no one is judging! If you’re going to be in P.J.’s they might as well be cute! I love Old Navy for reasonably priced pajamas and lounge pants.

This outfit is the thermal joggers and thermal shirt from Old Navy paired with a cardigan sweater.

Here is another P.J. set. The top is from Old Navy and the bottoms are from the Secret Treasures line at Walmart.

Winter Pajamas Cool Nights from Soma

Of course, Soma is my favorite source for more grown up pajamas. The cool nights line are perfect for us midlife women who tend to get hot easily. I have several pair of these and I featured this set in a previous blog post. If you would like to see that one with more Soma options, click here.

Secret Treasures Lounge Set The Scarlet Lily Blog

I had to include this set from Walmart. The snowflakes are so adorable! Walmart has recently replaced their Secret Treasures line with the Joyspun brand. This set is very similar to the snowflake set and is just as soft.

Well, that concludes today’s post. What are your plans for Christmas? I would love to know in the comments. My family will be celebrating with my parents, my sister, brother-in-law, and my niece.

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