Have you been watching any Hallmark Christmas movies yet? Or maybe you, like me, have shifted some of your viewing to the newer Great American Family Channel. I’m finding movies I enjoy on both networks. And in today’s YouTube video I interviewed a costume designer for some of Hallmark’s most noted Christmas movies of the season. So I thought it would be fitting to offer us all a little Hallmark Christmas Movie style inspiration here!
Iconic Hallmark Movie Christmas Casual Look
This first outfit is the one our Hallmark Christmas movie heroine would wear to drive home to the little town she has not been back to since college graduation. Of course, she’ll encounter her old boyfriend or fiancé as soon as she crosses the first railroad track. She might even run into him at the local coffee shop or candy store where she used to work, you know, the one that’s going under…unless she saves the day. Ha!
In our interview, Keith pointed out the importance of a good pair of jeans for this look. He recommended that we find a pair of jeans that fits well and buy them in several washes even. And he also noted that he frequently dresses the characters in dark wash jeans because they look more wintery. I love these vintage 10″ rise slim straight jeans from J.Crew, which is one of the places Keith shops for his Hallmark characters.
Iconic Hallmark Christmas Movie Casual Outing Look
The vintage 9″ rise slim straight jeans in black in our next Hallmark movie inspired look are also from J.Crew. This red and black outfit is one our Hallmark Christmas movie lead will wear to help her best friend bake cookies. She’s looking confident and sharp in the black coat with the red plaid shirt underneath.
Iconic Hallmark Christmas Cocktail Attire
Keith mentioned to me that velvet is always a great choice for taking photographs. He said it always shows up beautifully on the screen. That’s why you’ll see so many Hallmark Christmas movie characters wearing something like these velvet trousers and jacket.
Iconic Hallmark Christmas Elevated Date Outfit
If she’s spending Christmas in a small town, this plaid skirt is about as dressy as she’ll get. This will serve her well for a date night, but she could also wear it on Christmas Eve to church. Come to think of it, we could do the same!
Iconic Hallmark Christmas Movie Polished Style
For our final look we have a pair of classic black pants with a super soft ivory sweater. And like Keith mentioned in our video, we’ve layered a red plaid scarf over the red wool blend coat. Ooh la la!
By the way, I selected all the iconic items for today’s Hallmark Christmas movie style inspiration. But my assistant Holly put them together into outfits and created the pretty style boards. Didn’t she do a great job? I just love these outfits!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little bit of style inspiration from our favorite Hallmark Christmas movies. Don’t forget to check out the video interview with Hallmark Christmas movie costume designer, Keith Nielsen.
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Blessed for My Day
As tempting as it is to want to pattern our lives after someone else, the Bible actually teaches us that we should focus on running the unique race that has been set out before us. We are each called to press forward in our desire to become more and more like Christ as we handle the obstacles in our way and do the things God has uniquely called us to do. We all have our own set of hurdles and obstacles. And we all are called to move forward at a pace set by God alone.
So today while we may have talked lightheartedly about looking like a fictional character on a feel-good movie, let’s honestly remember that our lives are of much more value when we stay authentic to the woman God has created us to be. Set your eyes on Jesus. Run your race with endurance. And trust that God will provide the joy in a life well lived.
Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let’s rid ourselves of every obstacle and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let’s run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking only at Jesus, the originator and perfecter of the faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~ Hebrews 12:1-2