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Hallmark Holiday Movie Inspired Winter Essentials

I am a pushover for Hallmark holiday movies! There is nothing better than curling up with a mug of hot cocoa, some homemade sugar cookies, a cozy blanket, and a Hallmark Movie. I am especially fond of the movies set in small towns, farms and ranches.

It’s easy to notice the thousands of strands of twinkling lights, and seemingly fake snow in the background of your favorite Hallmark Holiday Movie. But one of my favorite aspects of these feel good holiday flicks is the female lead characters gorgeous wardrobe.

The effort that goes into the costumes of these holiday movies also help tell the tale of her transformation or inner journey during the course of the movie. I find it kind of interesting to watch the evolution of the character play out in her clothing.

I love all the female lead’s gorgeous, Instagram worthy closets. From the sleek workwear to the laid back, trendy loungewear, everything is polished and perfectly thought out. Luckly for us, if you’d like to recreate a little bit of the Hallmark Movie style, duplicating these looks is actually pretty easy, even on a budget.

Here’s how you can bring a touch of holiday cheer inspired by favorite holiday movies to your closet.

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The “City Career Girl Who Has No Time for Holidays” Corporate Chic Look

Usually, Hallmark Movies open with the lead at an intense turning point in her career, either on the verge of a promotion or being fired. If it’s the former, she is sent to a new town on assignment or gets a phone call about a family emergency that forces her to take some time off and visit. If she gets a pink slip, she has no choice but to move back home for the holidays until she figures out her life.

The wardrobe for our lead career girl at this point, reflects her drive, ambition, confidence and sense of style.

To recreate the stylish work wear looks, shop for a classic tailored looking wool coat in an attention grabbing color, a killer pair of boots, and an purse that is as functional as it is sophisticated.

Wool-blend lady coat
J.Crew Factory $98

I love this bold statement coat from J. Crew Factory. This gorgeous bright rose coat is perfect for the holidays and thoughout wintertime, and is a steal for under $100.

Nine West Maxim Women’s Leather Knee High Boots Kohl’s

The sleek silhouette of these Nine West boots is timeless, the crocodile pattern makes them a bold and chic accent perfect for the holidays.

Kate Spade monet large triple compartment tote

This classic Kate Spade tote is a versatile bag that can be used from day to night, from the office to the streets while running errands. While Kate Spade bags are affordable compared to most designer bags, they can still be an investment. This Monet triple compartment tote is on sale $139!

The “Family Ranch is in Jeoprady, So I Need to Come Up With a Plan to Save It” Elevated Casual Look

If our city girl has had to go back home to a struggling family business, eventually she’ll discover her sky high heels aren’t going to cut it on the family ranch and she will opt for more practical pieces that still are flattering.

To duplicate the practical leveled-up casual look, shop for timeless classics that offer plenty of comfort with a hint of luxe.

J.Crew Factory
Vail parka Sale Price $106

This J. Crew wool blend parka is lightweight, but it’s still warm. The faux fur makes this coat very chic, and the neutral color works well in a variety of situations, from running errands to attending the village tree lighting ceremony.

SOREL Camel Brown & Black Joan of Arctic Suede Snow Boot – Women
$98.99

I have had Sorel boots on my wish list for years! These Joan of Arctic snow boots are very practical and great for heavy snow. They are warm and waterproof while looking sytlish, and under $100 at Zulily.

GUESS Kamryn Shoulder Bag $63

This Guess Kamryn Shoulder bag offers chic versatility with this structured, tote in rich faux leather that provides elegant appeal for casual everyday looks.

The “Festive Casual Cozy Cookie Baking” Loungewear Look

Eventually our city girl, turned rancher will embrace the holidays and dive into the festivities and bake up a big batch of Christmas Cookies, and look super cozy while doing it.

If you loungewear is made up of oversized hoodies, college tees, and lived-in sweats it is time to upgrade your chillin’ around the house attire, you can (and deserve to) do better. Shop for loungewear that will make you feel cozy and festive.

Aerie Flannel Pajama Jogger

These Aerie Flannel Pajama Joggers are comfy & cozy with just the right amount of festive plaid in holiday colors. Combine these pajama pants with Aerie’s long sleeved ribbed henley for a casual loungewear look that is perfect for chillin’ around the house.

Women’s dluxe by dearfoams Calandra Slipper Boots $20

Bootie slippers not only your feet warm but also your ankles. In addition, they are available in so many different styles that elevate your lounge wear out and even make a great choice for short trips outside. I picked up these slippers with a knitted design, sherpa lining and rubber sole at Target for myself, but they also would make a great gift.

The Festive Accessories that Bring it All Together

A lot of the warm, fuzzy feelings we get from watching a Hallmark Movie can be attributed to the impeccable set design and all the attention to detail. From plaid throw pillows, cozy blankets, and hot cocoa in festive mugs to pretty scarves and warm winter hats that don’t sacrifice style don’t forget theaccessories that’ll keep you snug and stylish.

Classic plaid scarf J.Crew $20.00

I’ve had so much fun putting this post together!

What is your favorite Hallmark Movie Look?

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