Style is Style: A Date By The Yule Log

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Alright, alright. The tofurkey is in the oven, stockings are chock full of all-natural Hurraw lip balms and you’ve settled in the living room. It’s the perfect time to snuggle up with loved ones to take part in one of my favourite bits of the holidays: watching the Yule Log. Now I know that a burning log of wood on a TV screen doesn’t bring the same warmth as a real, live fireplace but there is something oddly comforting about watching a loop of a fire for a solid 4 hours. You can grab some cookies, whip up some boozy eggnog and catch up with pals. Or just take a nap.

What exactly does one wear to sit still for a solid afternoon? I’m glad you asked.  Keeping in mind that the key here is comfort, ease is the name of the game. You can style a warm sweater with a laid-back cardigan or coat over top, some stretchy skinnies and a soft silk collared shirt. Textiles which will keep you warm (since that image of the yule log isn’t going to radiate any heat) and are also easy-going are my picks for this yuletide activity.

yule log calivintage

photo from calivintage

yule log j crew

photo from j. crew

For me, I like to layer up in soft knits. My current leanings seem to be mohair sweaters and woolen outerwear, with a dash of dapper via a collared shirt. Lace up boots are a steadfast and classic choice, but I’m also loving a oxford Dr. Martens shoe lately. I find they add a necessary element of teen angst along with the opportunity to show a little ankle too.

yule log me from instagram

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photos from my instagram

So, pals, there you have it. I plan on gettin’ realllll cozy at my mom’s house, perhaps in the warmth of her real fireplace. You can bet I’ll be in some variation of this grandpa steeze. What are your yule log plans?

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Lydia O

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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  1. Okay I have a pair of Dr. Marten oxfords and I’d basically resigned myself to only wearing them with dresses because they would always show my boring ankle socks when I wore them with jeans. And now it’s like a whole new world of possibilities has opened up. Basically you look amazing and I am pumped for cool socks

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