Ring In The Holiday Season With Versatile Dresses & Relaxed Trousers

Whether an outdoor gathering or an intimate meal with your nearest and dearest, Christmas is the perfect time to add some flair to your wardrobe

Photo / Babiche Martens

From effortless dresses to light trousers, model, life coach and artist Baksho Craig proves casual can most definitely be chic.

Between The Lines
Christmas Day calls for a dress code that’s smart yet comfortable, and a linen waistcoat and trouser set is an easy, all-day-appropriate ensemble to enjoy all summer long. Sills & Co waistcoat $315 and trousers $349. 

Give the gift of trees this Christmas, like this korokio native plant. Trees That Count is a local conservation charity that has been championing native tree planting since 1990, with the aim of planting millions more native trees across Aotearoa. Treesthatcount.co.nz

Photo / Babiche Martens

Retro Remix
It’s all in the details when it comes to an outfit that encourages good vibes only — like this groovy combination of a feather-trimmed top and paisley print skirt. Rixo shirt, $525, and Christopher Esber skirt, $675, from Muse Boutique. Bronwyn shoes $350.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Beachy Keen
A fluttering day dress is a wonderfully easy way to see you throughout summer, allowing you more time to eat, drink and be merry. Helen Cherry dress $749. Deadly Ponies bag $499. Bronwyn shoes $300.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Zest Is Best
Saturated brights are abundant this summer as designers embrace a rainbow assortment of brightly coloured separates, like this attention-seeking Wynn Hamlyn dress $650. Model’s own accessories.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Grand Designs
There’s elegance in summer textures too, like a voluminous-sleeve top worn over a subtly shimmering dress, pieces that catch the summer light from all angles. Florence Eugenie dress $389. Zambesi top $425. Silk & Steel earrings $789.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Shirt Story
Holiday shirts are an easy summer staple, with several designers elevating this humble favourite in a variety of luxurious fabrics and prints. Wallace Rose shirt $459. Wixii trousers $225. Silk & Steel earrings $789.

Photo / Babiche Martens

Open Season
Bokeo coverup/top $410. Wixii trousers $225. Silk & Steel earrings $789.

Photographer / Babiche Martens. Stylist / Annabel Dickson. Model / Baksho Craig from Silver Fox Management. With special thanks to Martha’s Furnishing Fabrics.

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