Lauren Manoogian knit and trousers as seen in the La Garconne webstore. Image courtesy of La Garconne.

To slip into

Christmas will be a little different this year, no gatherings with friends and family, and no Italy. This is the first year in a very long time when we won’t be spending any time there.

Style wise, I am challenging myself to find interesting things to wear at home anyway. While the act is small, I feel dressing up for dinner brings structure to my days and makes me rise to the occasion – as opposed to every meal of the day and every day of the week feeling the same.

This month, there will be plenty of silk trousers, fancy dresses and skirts combined with different jumpers and sweaters depending on the day and mood. One of my favorite looks really, to combine the exquisite with the casual.