What To Wear in the Kitchen This Holiday Season

What To Wear in the Kitchen This Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. You’ve likely already transformed your home into a winter wonderland with holiday decorations and finished up all of your holiday shopping. Now, it’s time to enjoy the magic of the season. From quality time with family and friends to holiday parties and opening presents, there are so many things to look forward to when the holidays come around. And, of course, one of those things is all the festive food.

Whether you’re all about baking batches of Christmas cookies galore, making every latke from scratch this Hanukkah, or wowing holiday party-goers with your ambitious canapes, many of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen over the holiday season. If this is you, read on for some suggestions for the best attire to rock in the kitchen while you crush all of your holiday baking and cooking.

While Baking Cookies Throughout the Season

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas cookies. Baking holiday-themed sugar cookies or buttercream-frosted Christmas cookies is an easy way to get into the holiday spirit while making your house smell amazing! While fresh-baked cookies are an extremely tasty treat, baking them is also part of the fun.

With that in mind, you should make the experience more festive by baking in a Christmas sweater while you listen to your go-to holiday playlist. Opt for a Christmas sweater that you won’t mind getting a bit of sugar or flour on, although you can always wear a holiday-themed apron to protect it. Pair with cozy, Christmasy, fleece-lined leggings and complete this festive yet practical baking look with comfy slippers with arch support.

While Cooking Breakfast on Christmas Morning

Christmas morning is magic – from gathering around the tree to open gifts to spending a slow, cozy morning with your loved ones. And, of course, that includes cooking up a tasty brunch to enjoy before or after opening presents. Since it’s Christmas morning, you’ll want to keep your kitchen outfit right on theme.

That’s why it’s extra fun to cook Christmas breakfast or brunch with your family or guests in matching family Christmas pajamas. You can turn this into a new holiday tradition by involving the whole family or your house guests while you listen to holiday tunes and cook up a storm. Just don’t forget that you all might want to throw on an apron if you have ambitious dishes on the menu!

While Making Latkes on a Night of Hanukkah

If you’ve ever cooked latkes from scratch, you already know that you’ll definitely want an apron for this endeavor. The thing about cooking latkes for Hanukkah dinner is that you’ll likely be making batches as the dinner goes on, or at the very least, you’ll finish your last batch right as dinner is starting. So, while you’ll want to ensure you don’t ruin your clothes, you’ll also want to be ready to join in the festivities at a moment’s notice.

With this in mind, choose an outfit you can cook in and wear at the dinner table, like black or dark blue corduroy leggings and an easy-care cotton pullover sweater in a Hanukkah-ready blue hue. This outfit is perfect for staying flexible and comfortable in the kitchen (essential when working with lots of oil and high heat) but is also nice enough to wear during the festivities. Simply swap out your apron for a statement necklace when you’re ready to socialize, eat, light the menorah, or play dreidel with the kiddos.

While Assembling Canapes To Bring to a Holiday Party

If Thanksgiving teaches us anything about cooking for the holidays, it’s that staying on top of timing can get a little tricky. If you’re cooking up or assembling some tasty canapes for a holiday party, you should prepare your dishes in an outfit that you can also head to the party in so you don’t have to rush to get ready or, worse, risk burning any of the tasty treats.

A maxi dress is a perfect outfit for assembling the appetizers or festive treats before heading to your next holiday soiree. Comfy and flexible, a maxi dress will allow you to move around the kitchen with total ease and is also a great option for a party. Opt for a quarter-length sleeve black maxi dress, and when you’re ready to head out the door, simply swap your apron out for a cashmere cardigan, and voila! You’ll make it to the holiday get-together with a tray or two of homemade wow-worthy finger foods.

Comfortable, practical, and oh-so-festive, these looks will have you covered while you cook up some magic all holiday season.


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