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5 Looks that are Guaranteed to Photograph Super Well for Your Christmas Card Photo

There’s no better time than a Christmas card photoshoot to really show off your Christmas spirit. Turn up your favorite Christmas tunes, trim the tree and get camera-ready — it’s Christmas card time. Picking your outfit for your annual Christmas card shouldn’t be as hard as picking your gifts for the fam. When you know your Christmas card picture will be on every relative’s fridge for the entire year to come, you want your outfit to shine! 

This year I’ve got a foolproof formula for the perfect photo-ready outfit. By sticking to these three holiday-approved styles, you’ll be sure to have a picture you’ll love and cherish all year round. 

1. A classic ‘fit that makes for a timeless family photo and a great post on the ‘Gram

Going for an effortless ‘fit in classic colors is guaranteed to keep you the center of attention in your photo. Plus, it provides a great blank canvas for accessorizing with holiday favorites like a cute Santa hat! We love how festive this classic turtleneck sweater and jeans combo can be. Use a half-tuck to show off a cute belt while elongating your legs and adding shape to your figure. 


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2. Plaid, because let’s be honest – it’s the unofficial print of the holiday season

Your accomplishments for the year aren’t the only thing you’ll be showing off! Opting for a mini-skirt shows off your legs and your cute sweater! A fun plaid knit keeps you looking festive and fashion forward. Finish the look off with a pair of statement ankle boots like this studded pair. 


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3. The totally ugly yet cute sweater look

I get it, your family loves to embarrass you, but don’t let them ruin your holiday spirit. Even if your holiday card is ugly sweater themed, you can still look stylish. Opt for a cute play on the classic ugly sweater by keeping the rest of your outfit on trend! I love how this H2T Christmas look tied in the sweater theme with matching slippers! 



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4. Cozy pajamas next to the tree, to change it up a little

Does your family go all-out decorating the house? Show off your tree by posing in front of it for a candid family photo! Instead of putting the whole fam in matching pjs, let each member of your family show their personal style by wearing their favorite Christmas cozies. You can shoot your whole Christmas card without ever leaving the house (or putting real pants on). 



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5. Bundle up with layers and warm knits for a family photo in the snow

It’s hard to look your best when you’re freezing! We’re all for bundling up in layered looks and coordinating knit accessories. Layering a plaid flannel under an oversized cardigan is an easy way to look put-together while staying warm. Still chilly? Sneak a thermal long sleeve under your flannel. Nobody will know and you’ll be nice and toasty! 



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Sarah Maberry is a fashion writer based in NYC. She is graduating in 2019 with a dual degree in Fashion Business Management from FIT and Apparel Design and Merchandising from Seattle Pacific University. Sarah started her writing career at the SPU Chapter of Her Campus and has since worked with various publications for event coverage and style writing. When she isn't busy writing she loves running, watching That 70's Show, and finding the best $1 pizza in Manhattan.
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