EHS Buzz MagazineComment

How the Grunge Stole Christmas

EHS Buzz MagazineComment

Tori Delhagen, Junior

It's that time of year again where we do our last minute Christmas shopping, bake cookies with the family, and hope to see a glimpse of the jolly man in the iconic red suit (#ootd inspo anyone?). As we run down the stairs on Christmas morning, it is important to be in a breathable, comfortable set of pj’s for that kind of extensive exertion of energy. But while wearing pajamas on Christmas morning is perfectly acceptable, as we go about our celebrations it is important to dress accordingly.

Look number one: edgy and chic. This look is the perfect balance between bada*s and class for the angsty teenager in us all. Start out with a pair of black tights and high-waisted shorts. Add a minimalist top and a flannel, then slip on a killer pair of chunky heels or wedges. If you are feeling a little extra ~soft grunge~, throw on a pair of Docs instead. Complete the look with a bold lipstick (my favorite is “Dark Cherry” by Revlon) and praise the Lorde, because you’re ready to sleigh, girl.


Shirt: Cotton On

Shorts: American Apparel

Tights: Target

Flannel: thrifted

Shoes: Doctor Martens


     Look number two: girly and festive. For this look you will need a red circle skirt, a white or black blouse, a scarf, and a cardigan. Tights with flats or heels would go perfectly.  If you’re going out, add a knit beanie with some rhinestone accents to keep your ears warm. This outfit is easy to recreate and incorporates Christmas colors while still looking like you know how to avoid a fashion faux-pas.



Cardigan: Cotton On

Shirt: Cotton On

Skirt: Pacsun

Tights: Target

Scarf: Forever 21

Shoes: Charlotte Russe


    Look number three: simple and cozy. Start with your favorite pair of black leggings. Add an oversized holiday sweater, but don’t pay full price-- your local thrift store (OR clothing swap, wink, wink) has tons. Finish the look off with riding boots and over-the-knee socks.


Sweater: Forever 21

Leggings: Garage


Socks: H&M

    Whether you choose to throw on your grandma’s ugly Christmas sweater, or rock a 5-carat-gold dress, it’s always fun to be festive with each ensemble. To quote the timeless classic, Elf, “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Lucky for you, you have sartorial savvy to do your singing for you.