Just because we don’t have as many social occasions to attend this holiday season, doesn’t mean we aren’t going to dress up to sit in our living rooms. We definitely intend to take cute Christmas pictures by the tree and claim to be the best dressed in our household. Luckily, Veronica Beard’s 2021 Winter Collection delivers modern wardrobe staples and smart casual dressing that is perfect for a Christmas at home.
You would be forgiven for thinking that Veronica Beard is just one designer, but the company was launched in 2010 by two Veronica Beards. The two designers are sisters-in-laws, Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard. On top of juggling eight children between them, the influential women continuously offer classic, modern styles every season.
1. The Collection Features their Signature Dickey Jacket
If you aren’t familiar with the Veronica Beard Dickey Jacket, watch this. The Dickey Jacket was the first piece ever designed by the two Veronicas, and it is a classic piece that remains in their collection today. The best part of the Dickey Jacket is you can add interchangeable sweaters underneath, but without the bulk. Winter dressing is all about the look of layers, and with the Dickey Jacket, you can achieve this yet still look sleek.
Veronica Beard Long & Lean Dickey Jacket
2. There is a Huge Selection of Cashmere Knits in the Collection
Holiday fashion wouldn’t be complete without cozy, winter knits. This year VB’s winter collection favors cashmere, making the sweaters feel extra soft and luxurious, which is perfect for Christmas and the New Year at home.
Nelia Crewneck Cashmere Pullover
Zarita Cotton & Cashmere Cowl Neck Sweater
3. According to the Collection, Kitten Heels are Back
The fact that we haven’t been out to bars and parties means that our feet are out of practice in heels. Ease your feet back into smaller scale festivities in kitten heels from Veronica Beard’s winter collection. The winter collection offers many choices in kitten heels, but these classic black mules below are my favorite.
Veronica Beard Fatina Kitten Heel Mule
4. There is Plenty of Plaid in the Collection
There is something tastefully festive about plaid. The Veronica Beard Winter Collection brings out those classic Christmas vibes in the plaid coat and blouse below. With a chance of a white Christmas this year, the reversible puffer coat will keep you warm on a Christmas Day stroll.
Shanna Reversible Puffer Coat
Isabel Plaid Long Sleeve Top
5. There are a Great Selection of Basics
While there are a lot of stand-out pieces in the collection, there are also some wardrobe necessities. These basic pieces will have you covered long into the New Year and beyond.
Zaira stretch-cotton T-shirt
Sandra Ribbed Tank Top
6. There are a Lot of Faux Options in the Collection
You don’t have to wear real leather or shearling to look fashionable. In fact, faux alternatives can look just as authentic as the real thing. This is certainly the case with the Veronica Beard 2021 Winter Collection. The faux shearling zip-top and faux leather skinny pants are no-sacrifice pieces that will look great over the holiday season.
Noora Faux Shearling Half Zip Top
Debbie High Waist Faux Leather Skinny Pants
7. And There’s Real Leather Too
If you prefer the real thing, the collection also features real leather pieces too. If you are looking to splurge, there is a lambskin leather Dickey Jacket that is every bit as soft as it looks.
Gaya Lambskin Leather Dickey Jacket
8. You’ll Find Your Dream Boots in the Collection
A winter collection wouldn’t be complete without black boots. Veronica Beard’s collection features both knee-length and ankle boots, but our dream boots are these croc-embossed booties. The heel and embossed pattern add to the dressiness of the boot, while still remaining versatile for whatever your festive plans are during this unusual year.
Sanai Pointed Toe Croc Embossed Bootie
If you want to feel fancy this holiday season, tweed is for you. VB’s collection features a lot of tweed, which is perfect for dressing up for the festivities. The quality fabric on the tweed mini dress and blazer gives serious Chanel vibes, so you can feel classic and sophisticated this Christmas.
Cutler Tweed Mini dress
Theron Tweed Jacket
10. The Collection is Full of Investment Pieces
While the collection skews towards a higher price point, all of the pieces reflect that in the quality and style. The pieces are somewhere between modern and classic, which means you will be wearing your Veronica Beard apparel for years to come.
11. Where to Find the Veronica Beard Winter Collection
There is still time to pick up your favorite pieces from the 2021 Winter Collection to wear over the holiday season. You’ll find the collection at department stores such as Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus, and of course, you can visit Veronica Beard’s own stores on Madison Avenue and Greene Street in the city.