With the holiday season knocking around the corner, there is no better time to be in York. From the fairy lights twinkling along Parliament Street to the hustle and bustle of York Christmas Market, this place comes alive during this time of the year.
St Nicholas’ Fair, York Christmas Market, running from 17th November to 23rd December, this fest is the season’s highlight. If you love classic hot chocolate stalls, festive Xmas decorations, and the buzzy excitement of the Christmas season, you’ll love this outing.
But even as you head down to Kings’ Square for a glass of festive cider, you want to look your best. You never know if you will pop into one of the fancier shops later. (PS, the premium dining at the Winter Hutte curated by Michelin star chef Andre Penn should be at the top of your list).
It can be rather chilly in the evenings in York, with temperatures averaging 7 Degrees in December. So, coats and jackets, or any form of padding will serve you well.
Think about a high-neck faux fur coat
However, just because you will be bundled up does not mean you can’t look fabulous. Ditch the old black and grey coats when you head out to browse the Christmas markets. To make a bit of a statement, you can instead go for a high-neck faux fur coat in warm caramel. However, if understated yet classy is your everyday look, a maxi coat in a check or hounds tooth print can look just as fantastic.
Wear the Right Jeans
Since you’ll probably be strolling down from Parliament Street to St. Samson’s Square, it is best to keep the rest of your outfit comfy. We recommend a classic pair of high-rise jeans; make sure they are boot-cut to give your ankles that extra cover. Running to and fro at the Kings Square stalls requires extra mobility, and a well-worn pair of jeans will give you this.
Celebrate Christmas with Scandanavian Cuisine
If you prefer to enjoy the Christmas festivities indoors, you can hit the Parliament Hotel for some trendy Scandinavian cuisine. Since this is a more formal setting, you can wear woollen pants instead of jeans – a well-fitted pair can up your dressing game by spades. You can also switch out your casual outerwear for more structured tailoring.
Look to Experiment with Your Style
For your coats, a wool-blend double-breasted style can complement your proportions. However, a less bulky option would be better if you plan to hit the markets after dinner. Even if you have never tried them, a thinner, quilted style could be right up your alley. These coats complement formal and casual outfits perfectly and can help you achieve that perfect Christmas look.
Do You have the Right Shoes On?
Your shoes are typically the finishing touches to your look – if you are comfortable wearing heels for long intervals, we suggest a low block-heeled boot. Chic yet comfortable, these can elevate your look to the next level.
However, as the festive sample ciders take hold of you, chances are, these boots will be scuffed at the day’s end. To avoid this, you can choose the tried and tested smeakers-jeans combo to complete your Christmas market look.