7 Style Staples Made to Get You in the Festive Mood

Get out of your summer wardrobe rut. Discover the latest trends and shopping shortcuts to master every occasion this Merrything season.


The Christmas season is filled with glitzy celebrations, family time and relaxed days at home. No matter how you celebrate the festivities, it’s this Merrything magic that brings us together. So for outfit inspiration for every occasion, we’re breaking down the trends of the summer. Keep reading to discover the style staples made to carry you from the office Christmas party through to New Year’s Eve.

A puff-sleeve dress

When you want to look well-dressed in a flash for every Merrything occasion, reach for a puff-sleeve dress. To capture the celebratory spirit and the charm of warm Australian Christmases, a tropical print or bold hue will deliver maximum impact with a playful mood. Just add a slicked bun, glowing skin and a bold lip to make the look ultra polished.

A bright, strappy heel

From shades of candy pink, orange and emerald to go-to neutrals, a minimalist sandal with a small heel amps up every celebratory outfit. If you’re keeping your outfit neutral for merry daytime events, a bright sandal is a great way to add a pop of colour. Alternatively, if you’re a maximalist up top, keep your sandals understated in black or nude to avoid looking too OTT.

A bold black dress

No matter the theme, dress code or venue of your work Christmas party, you won’t ever go wrong with a timeless black dress. For relaxed lunches or after-work cocktails, a flowing black cotton dress with fine straps is the perfect minimalist, merry statement. Or for a black dress that feels a little extra special, look to a style with silk, lace and sparkle for glamorous after-dark and black-tie events.

A linen co-ord

A short-sleeved button-up and drawstring shorts in matching linen is an incredibly versatile look for warm days and busy celebrations. This pairing elevates the relaxed fabric and casual shapes of the set, making it an effortless solution for just about every summer event or errand.

Wear-everywhere slides

Whether they’re refined leather, relaxed espadrilles or have a chunky sole for comfort, a pair of slides will be your hardest-working wardrobe piece this summer. Teamed with shorts and a tee for the beach or a fun dress for the bar, make a pair of versatile slides your go-to over the Christmas break.

A maxi skirt

Soft, flowing maxi skirts are an essential for every minimalist wardrobe. In silk, linen or printed cotton, they’re an easy piece to wear with a tee or tank so you feel pulled together and can comfortably move through long lunches for day and sundowner cocktails at night.

Statement earrings

To add instant glam and take any look from day to night, find the perfect pair of earrings. In gold, silver or pearl, an ornate drop earring or chunky set of hoops will add a smattering of light – and bring a merry spirit – to your outfit.