Christmas Colours – red, gold and green

The traditional Christmas colours are red, gold, and green, right? So, embrace your inner festive spirit and try one  – or all – of them out this holiday season.

Here’s 15 of our favourite festive colour pieces from around the shops.

Let’s start our Christmas colours round-up with green. Glorious green is festive and fresh, and comes in lots of different shades.

This brilliant bright emerald green polka dot over-sized  shirt from One-O-Eight @ JOY (£55) will brighten up any winter day.

Christmas Colours JOY green shirtMaybe a more muted green suits you – like this olive/khaki green simple dress from French Connection (£70).

Christmas Colours Green FC dressNot simple at all, H&M’s forest green fringed dress (£39.99) is a stand-out Christmas colours festive number.

Christmas Colours green HM dressWhite Stuff’s fold-neck green jumper (£45) means your can take your festive Christmas colours to work – team with a black skirt and brighten up that office!

christmas colours green white stuff jumperAnd finally, in green, H&M’s cosy embellished knit (£14.99) is good enough for Christmas Day itself.

Christmas Colours HM jumperIf green isn’t your thing, then what about gold, the bling king of Christmas colours.

Even just a little bit of gold can make us feel festive. Try these fabulous strappy gold sandals (£??) from New Look on for size.

Christmas Colours gold shoes New Look

Or perhaps you want to go all out with your gold, with these super sequinned gold leggings from H&M (£29.99).

Christmas Colours HM gold leggingsBHS’s gold mesh-style draped top (£25) is a bit more subtle, but still has all the festive feel you need.

christmas colours gold bhS TOPAnd then back in exrovert mode, this slinky, blingy, amazing party frock to end party frocks from New Look (£tbc)

Christms Colours gold dress New Look

Also at New Look, this more subtle roll neck sleeveless lurex style party frock (£29.99)

Christmas Colours gold lurex dress NLSo, after gold and green, comes red, the King  of Christmas colours, is there a shade more festive than Santa’s favourite?!

This red jumpsuit is a fantastic alternative to a festive red dress. Find it at French Connection, half-price in the sale (£50, was £100).

Christmas Colours FC red jumpsuitA cosy red bobble hat and pair of gloves are bright and cheerful and will stand out in the snow (or pouring rain!). Gloves, £15, hat, £18, Star by Julie Macdonald @ Debenhams

Christmas Colours red hat glovesNew Look’s deep red sequinned pencil skirt and matching crop top (£28 each) are the perfect Christmas twosome for your festive night out.

Christmas colours red sequins New LookA bright red coat is one way to chase the winter blues away and feel very festive. This lovely high neck style is from Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenham (£95).

Christmas Colours red coat DebehamsOr maybe just a red berry shade lurex glitter top (£12.99, New Look) is enough to add to your festive party wardrobe this year?

christmas colours red lurex top NL

The green trend

I’m calling this the green trend. Like an artist defines times of his work by periods, so fashion is defined by trends. Some trends happen almost perennially and others just pop up unexpectedly.

And so this year we have the green trend. Not emerald green, not lime green, not pastel green, but a sort of deep forest green. The darkest bottle green.

And isn’t it sophisticated? It reminds me of gentry, aristrocracy, the country set. Sumptous, rich, autumnal, wintry, festive, chic – this shade of green has it all.

It looks great on a coat – a bold, colurful satement for the winter months. But I think I love it most of all in sequins – on trousers, skirts or dresses, it works beautifully.

greeen trend twoClockwise, from top left:Forest green boyfriend coat, £99, Betty Jackson @ Debenhams, navy and green scarf, £25, JOY, green sequin trousers, £140, green shopper, £95, both French Connection, green coat, £49.99, H&M, green and navy check top, £12.99, New Look

This deep green works so well with navy, particularly in a tartan or plaid. The darkest forest or bottle green can look almost black, but that’s the twist!

Green trend threeClockwise, from top left: Navy and green plaid shirt dress, £19.99, New Look, green bobble jumper, £19.99, New Look, green coat, £125, JOY, faux two-piece dress, £39, JOY

Accents of green in jewels look great. If you really feel this deep, forest green is too dark, lift it with pattern, or opt for a metallic version, or a lighter shade.

green trend oneClockwise, from top left: Metallic finish jumper, £29.99, H&M, green croc effect dress, £165, French Connection, check crop vest, £9.99, metallic pumps, £9.99, drop earrings, £7.99, all New Look, sequin skirt, £85, Betty Jackson @ Debenhams

Because, as well as these deep forest greens, this green trend is moving into lighter, paler greens – how gorgeous is this coat from French Connection? And the leopard moth print ponyskin coat is a bold and bright way to incorporate green into your wardrobe – and make an entrance!

greeentrend fourClockwise, from top left: Apple green coat, £250, leopard moth print ponyskin coat, £175, both French Connection, deep green bag, £74.95, GAP, sequin dress, £29.50, New Look, green necklace, £7.99, New Look

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