SoCal Fashion Column: Become a white winter snowflake

WOS Wrestling commentator and MK fashionista SoCal Val shares how she’ll be dressing this holiday season, without going too overboard…

Hey fashionistas!

Thanks for pausing to read my column today. I’m certain you’re very busy walking through the dreamy winter wonderland that is Milton Keynes!

Or perhaps the nostalgia has worn off and you’re not in the most festive of moods?

Either way I believe updating your style will fix everything!

I recently did a Q&A on my Instagram (OfficialSoCalVal) asking people to send in their wardrobe conundrums. Two questions stood out to me!

First… how do we dress up for the holiday season without looking garish & overdone?

One doesn’t want to resemble an overly ornamented Christmas tree, after all. My solution is to wear the colour of the moment: winter white.

As shown here in this photo of me smiling while dreaming of mulled wine and luxury gifts! I’ve paired two shades of white together: a fluffy knit top with a whimsical tutu!

It’s what I would imagine Clara from ‘The Nutcracker’ wearing to brunch in 2019. From the runways to the high street we’re seeing beautifully pared down looks that feature a soft palette of white, cream & beige.

It’s actually quite refreshing to purposely rid your outfit of all other colours! It’s a trend you’ll surely love trying. Perhaps treat yourself to a new coat in stark white to match the snowflakes?

The second question I was asked is what Christmas gift to buy for your significant other. As my following on social media is mostly male (thanks to my pro wrestling background) I’ve been asked to give feminine advice on what a wife or girlfriend would love to receive this year.

Well friends I have found the perfect brand that ties into the white trend AND that offers a more thoughtful approach to gift giving. I want to encourage you to spoil her with something unexpected.

While purchasing a dress, jewellery or something for all to see is nice… take it one step further by showing you
care about her “me” time.

Every busy woman I know always savours those moments alone at home to decompress, relax and pamper herself. Give her a fluffy dressing gown, sumptuous silk pyjamas and/or the coveted Beauty Advent Calendar from ‘The White Company’ at centre:mk!

It’s a bit of luxury that she will be thrilled to receive. I promise!

Follow SoCal Val’s blog at or on social media at @SoCalValerie

This feature was published in the December 2019 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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