Christmas Gifts and Styling Tips

Christmas approaches and it is our favourite holiday, as it signifies warmth, coziness, anticipation and has been identified with the purest emotions as people choose to give gifts to their beloved ones.

As the old song goes, "there's no place like home for the holidays." Amid the coronavirus pandemic quarantine times, it is important to support Greek brands who create handmade products, as a choice for special gifts to those close to us.

More specifically, thinking of Christmas, I identify this season with the warmth and the cozy feeling, which is easily given by sweaters as they are the ultimate gift of the Christmas season. So I could not suggest you anything different from to do your gift shopping this, and every year!

An ethical, sustainable Greek brand with experience in the field of clothing and the creation of handmade knitwear. Always keeping in mind the requirements of fashion and latest trends, Mumshandmade creates the most comfortable, easy to wear and stylish sweaters, oversized cardigans and fluffy accessories!


 Personally, for my Christmas shopping this year, I picked my favourite pieces from this year's Mumshandmade winter collection. Chunky sweaters and cardigans are an all time classic gift for everyone but also a must-have piece for all women’s  wardrobe, as it is one of the most basic pieces to have and style.

 During the autumn-winter season 2020-21 we saw sweaters and knitted cardigans being the absolute “it” pieces. Worn from morning to night, in cropped style or oversized shape, v-neck and turtle neck lines, all these big knits were worn and styled by fashionistas in many impressive ways making us fall in love and definitely choose them for our winter shopping.

Here are some safe but also super stylish ways to wear them both.

 A classic choice is a white oversized shirt and top with your favourite V-neck or turtle-neck sweater. If the sweater is cropped, style it with leather pants, while if it is oversized, prefer to wear it as a dress with tights and your new over-the-knee boots.

 Dare to wear an eye-catcher sweater with your loveliest dress. Pick an oversized, chunky Mumshandmade jumper on top and tie an impressive belt tightly in your waist to shape and accentuate your silhouette.

 Another special option is to wear a chunky cardigan as a top. Choose a classic jean, a skirt or even leather shorts and top off with your most beautiful bralette top and a cozy cardigan buttoned up through your jeans. Complete the look with statement jewelry, impressive chunky chains and thus take off another stylish outfit.

 Regarding the knitted accessories, you can now combine warmth and comfort with fashion pieces that Mumshandmade has prepared for winter. I chose a classic ribbed scarf and a matching hat in the ultimate colour of the season, the espresso brown, to keep me warm and stylish during the holidays and of course for my Instagram photos.

 Now an extremely limited option is the knitted bucket hat in bright shades such as ginger-orange, which can be an absolutely elegant but also in-fashion piece of your wardrobe. For those of you who do not like to damage your hairstyling, Mumshandmade  launched the knitted headbands which can actually keep your ears warm and your head elegant as they will highlight your face.

 The Scrunchie’s big come back! I am in love with these mini fluffy cute hair accessories! Indeed a lovely, girlie and affordable gift to leave under your sister’s, daughter’s or bestie’s tree!


You can also include these pieces in your daily routine like I would:
* Wear a classic set of scarf-hat in the same colour or in different combinations for contrast, and wrap up with your favourite sweater or cardigan. Otherwise, for a more casual look, choose a classic uniform set with sweatshirt, your anorak or a quilted down jacket and your Mumshandmade chunky knits.
* Another ultra-modern outfit is the one that completes with a classic white shirt, satin or cotton, worn with a tracksuit underneath, and a knitted headband - always matched with a big knitted blanket-scarf.
* For a more elegant look, wear your leather jacket with classic pleated pants and a loose t-shirt, your comfortable sneakers and complete the set with a scarf and beanie.

The above styling ideas are indicative as all Mumshandmade garnments have classic but statement lines that can be worn with any outfit and are an integral part of Christmas and wider your basic wardrobe. Using high quality yarns, and designs that highlight any look, these handmade knits promise all women who love fashion and aesthetics, that they will be their new favourites of the season and pieces they will be living in all season long.

written by @Chaido.gk