It is a truth universally acknowledged that once the air turns crisp and the trees shed their leaves, it’s time to rewatch your favorite holiday flicks (even if you’ve seen them two dozen times before). You also can’t help but notice your favorite characters’ once-fashionable looks fading out of favor with each passing year.
Needless to say, some of the best looks from our favorite season-celebrating films could use a little refreshing. That’s why we’ve partnered with eBay to create these eight amazing, updated looks inspired by the characters we love to watch (and rewatch) this time of year.
1. Clark Griswold from ‘Christmas Vacation’
Have yourself the hap-hap-happiest holiday party around while donning this nuanced Clark Griswold look. Layer a classic-button down with your favorite holiday tie (or if you’re feeling extra fancy, a bowtie!) and cozy knit cardigan, then top the look off with a moose mug of old-fashioned eggnog.
2. Amanda Woods from ‘The Holiday’
Unlike Amanda Woods, this look might have you crying because of how amazingly cozy it is. Layer light-colored knits with dark jeans and heeled boots for a travel-ready look that won’t leave you feeling (or looking) jet lagged.
3. Mark Darcy from ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’
Because who better than Mark Darcy to pull off a bold holiday sweater? Be sure to dress up the look with a white oxford, pressed slacks and a long fleece scarf.
4. Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’
It might not be an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot range model air rifle, but this cozy wool sweater layered over a fleece flannel will just have to do for now. Cue your best “You’ll shoot your eye out!” impression.
5. Sally Albright from ‘When Harry Met Sally’
Beyond her, er, persnickety method of ordering, Sally Albright was on to something with her oversized blazers, high-waisted jeans and leather accessories. Mix and match bold patterns with classic neutrals like browns, black and greys for a casual, light-weather look.
6. Bridget Jones from ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’
We’ve revamped your favorite 30-something’s evening cocktail look -- Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” mantra and all. Top your look off with rosy cheeks and nude lips for a look that even Daniel Cleaver would appreciate.
7. George Bailey from ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’
It’s not quite the moon, but we definitely want you to channel your inner George Bailey for your next holiday party. Pull off this dapper look with a clean-cut suit, warm, bulky scarf and a wool duster. Don’t forget to top the look off with a classic fedora!
8. Cindy Lou Who from ‘The Grinch’
Honestly, who could feel like a Grinch wearing these bright colors and glittered lashes? Dress like your favorite holiday Who by pairing a black plaid dress with burgundy tights and a cheeky red overcoat. Toss on a layer of liquid eyeliner and cherry-red lipgloss and you’re ready to spread holiday cheer for all to hear!
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