Hallmark holiday movies deserve to be celebrated year round. Am I the only one who has a countdown to Christmas no matter what month it is? Every year, my holiday tradition involves grabbing my favorite blanket and leaving the hot chocolate to simmer on the stove while I prepare to watch Hallmark holiday movie number five, six, seven.
It doesn’t matter that I’ve probably seen a similar plot play out with different characters, in another small town. I’m 100% invested and ready to be hit with holiday spirit.
The best part about watching Hallmark holiday movies is always the female lead’s gorgeous, Instagram worthy closet. From the sleek workwear to the laid back, trendy sweaters, every outfit looks so easy to copy.
My favorite Hallmark holiday movie of all time, “Mingle All the Way“, does not follow their prize plot formula (which makes it even better!), but it also doesn’t skimp out on the wardrobe. Singer and actress Jen Lilley—whose instagram is filled with a balance of raising awareness for issues she feels strongly about including homelessness and hunger, stunning magazine shoots, and sweet snapshots of her family life—brings life to the boring, monotone work look we’re so used to seeing.
But don’t just stop at binge-watching Hallmark’s TV schedule. Here’s how you can bring holiday cheer from your favorite movies to your closet.
1. The “Workaholic Who Has No Time for Holidays” Business Casual Look
The movie opens with the lead in an intense meeting with her boss, 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 it’s the latter, she has no choice but to move back home for the holidays until she figures out her life.
2. The Not-so-Winter-Ready “I’ve Been Dropped Off in a New Town and I’m Out of My Element” Outfit
You know the one. After spending hours traveling to a faraway town in the middle of nowhere, the lead usually steps out of the car in gorgeous designer clothes and ridiculously high heels or is under dressed for the cold weather. The contrast between her sleek outfit and that of the holiday obsessed, outgoing residents is hard to miss.
3. The Bright, Eye-Catching “Chance Meeting with an Old Flame or New Love Interest” Statement Piece
This is always the best part. Sparks fly when the big time lawyer or developer crosses paths with the local chef, or owner of the only bed and breakfast in town. Mingle All the Way takes a more unconventional but still fun approach to this trope. If you’re looking to make your own connections and first impression, you need to dress the part. This statement piece can come in the form of a dress, coat or even your handbag.
4. The “Family Business is Failing So I Need to Come Up With a Plan, STAT” Comfy-Casual Look
This is where the lead makes the slow transition from cold office worker, outsider to empathetic daughter, niece, neighbor. Instead of stiff pantsuits and stilettos, you’ll start to see a change in her closet under the influence of the town and the resident hottie.
5. The “Cinderella Moment” Dress is Hallmark Holiday Movie Gold
This moment doesn’t need any explanation.
6. The “I Finally Understand the True Meaning of Christmas (And Love) and Am Here for It” Sweater
Is it really a Hallmark holiday movie if someone (usually Candace Cameron Bure) isn’t rocking a cheery Christmas sweater underneath the mistletoe? This final addition to your closet will prepare you for a cozy, warm evening with your loved ones while your hot chocolate is cooling off and the movie cue is ready to go.
marjiemareDecember 3, 2018 at 12:01 am
These are all wonderful outfit that will make our holiday jolly. I love the red jacket the most.
organisedmumlifeDecember 3, 2018 at 8:05 am
Ooh what a great idea for a post, love the red jacket. Very festive!
Kristine Nicole AlessandraDecember 3, 2018 at 8:13 am
I love that chunky scarf! The colors are so nice and it is definitely going to keep me warm! I don’t usually wear dresses but that green one looks so beautiful I might actually buy it!
Busie DDecember 3, 2018 at 12:30 pm
These are all gorgeous outfits and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Especially love the red jacket and scarf
genaadventureDecember 3, 2018 at 1:05 pm
This post gives me life! Especially now that I am so into Christmas season 🙂
livelikekatDecember 3, 2018 at 3:23 pm
Ah, Hallmark movies <3 I watch them all the time around Christmas and they're wonderful!
The Color Coded MomDecember 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm
This is such an adorable premise! I love all of these outfits! What a great idea.
fashionandstylepoliceDecember 4, 2018 at 6:50 pm
This is such a lovely post. I love the style ideas you got here. Beautiful outfits for sure.
aisasamiDecember 5, 2018 at 1:17 pm
This is great. I love the fashion eatured on Hallmark movies, even though I want to wear the Princess dresses.
Aditya TiwariDecember 6, 2018 at 12:13 am
People want movies like this in my country and I really like the concept the channel is coming up with it. I like Red Scarf looks like Harry Potter one especially Gryffindor one.
zinaDecember 6, 2018 at 5:59 am
O!!! This is a great post! And the outfits you propose, are goregeous! All of them amazing…but I do not wear any Christmas sweater!
MummytoDexDecember 6, 2018 at 11:51 am
This year I am all about the baggy Christmas jumpers and leggings due to being 38 weeks pregnant right now! But I am loving some of your style picks. I’ve never seen a Hallmark move, we usually just have Polar Express on the TV on repeat!
The Panicked FoodieDecember 7, 2018 at 3:46 pm
It’s hard to believe, but I still have not watched a single Hallmark movie yet!! I love the idea of your post though, to dress like the Hallmark movies. Loved all of the outfits.
BeolaDecember 7, 2018 at 3:58 pm
Beautiful and gorgeous outfits, I am a lover of red during festive season, but that green maxi dress also caught my eye. All the outfits are outstanding
KemiDecember 7, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Christmas will not force me to buy new clothes…maybe a fax fur jacket I’ve been eyeing and another pair of boots for my closet, but I prefer to layer and structure existing clothes. Add patterned tights to a dress or skirt, colourful shawl, gloves and muffler and you’re done.
NinaDecember 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm
I think my favorite outfit of them all is the Cinderella dress. Of course I just love dresses in general. I love your explanations for each look. Too funny!
Tina WhyteDecember 1, 2019 at 11:38 pm
Jen Lilley in “Mingle All the Way” wears a beautiful long green dress with short black lace ruffle sleeves in one of the scenes. Do you happen to know the designer or where it’s sold?
Cassandra RoseDecember 4, 2019 at 10:24 pm
Let me search around and get back to you once I find something!
Cassandra RoseDecember 30, 2019 at 11:05 pm
Hey! I’ve rewatched the movie but can’t seem to find which outfit you are referencing. Can you give me more details on which scene it’s in?
Mary Jo M ColeDecember 8, 2019 at 5:07 pm
Please tell me wear I can find the beautiful fun red sweater Kristin Chenoweth wore on Hallmarks A Christmas Love Story . I want to buy one for my Holiday Collection. I deeply appreciate your efforts. The red sweater has a crew neck with popcorn stitch on the front and lattice on the sleeves. She wore in the party season with the store/homemade cupcakes.
I hope your holiday is filled with many blessings and moments you cherish foreve
Cassandra RoseDecember 30, 2019 at 11:06 pm
I’m on it! Your comment was filtered into my spam inbox so thank you for being so patient 🙂 Happy new year!
Cassandra RoseDecember 31, 2019 at 12:01 am
Here are two that I found that resemble it. I’ll keep you updated if I find the exact designer:
2. (I only see this one in pink at the moment) https://www.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/single-thread-popcorn-stitch-sweater?ID=3554632
DanaJanuary 11, 2020 at 7:10 am
Hi Cassandra… When I was watching a homecoming for the holidays, the lead who was a country singer, was wearing a blush or tan leather jacket with a Sherpa collar. I absolutely loved that coat! I have tried to find something similar online with no luck. Do you actually have access to the wardrobe? I would love to know who made it. She was also wearing it with a pale pink quilt like scarf. Again I would love that entire look for my daughter who commented on it.
Cassandra RoseJanuary 29, 2020 at 12:01 am
I don’t have access to the wardrobe but spend a lot of time analyzing movie scenes and searching the web for exact matches or dupes. I’ll take a look around today!
Found! Laura Osnes’ (the lead actress) coat is Zara’s Double Face Biker Faux Shearling Jacket. She’s wearing the mink color, but the site lists the black one at the moment (which looks just as amazing!).
The scarf is from H&M and is called the Large Plaid Scarf in White/Beige.
Cassandra RoseJanuary 31, 2021 at 2:40 am
Hi Dana! Not sure if you ever saw my comment but both the coat and scarf from A Homecoming for the Holidays are still available!
KGJanuary 23, 2020 at 11:14 am
Love the blue winter jacket from “Love on Iceland” that KAITLIN DOUBLEDAY wore! What brand or where can it be purchased? Thank you!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 29, 2020 at 12:00 am
I’ll take a look around today and see what I find!
Margaret GoodmanFebruary 16, 2020 at 1:20 pm
Where can I find cranberry belted coat and and purple print scarf Danica McKellar wore in My Christmas Dream?
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:50 pm
Thank you so, so much for your patience! My comments have not been loading for me properly so I completely missed this 🙁 If you’re still interested, I will do a search in the morning! Thank you again <3
Cassandra RoseJanuary 31, 2021 at 1:58 am
Found! Danica McKellar’s cranberry belted coat is the Ted Baker ‘DRYTAA’ Short Belted Wrap Coat in Deep Pink. The website currently lists the camel version of the DRYTAA wrap coat.
BUT there is a longer version of Danica’s coat in that exact deep pink color.
Betty fosterJune 17, 2020 at 9:53 pm
Where can I find some of the robes worn on some of the hallmark movies? There were a couple that I lived similar to long sweaters that I definitely want
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:49 pm
Hi Betty! I haven’t been getting all of my comment notifications, but I want you to know how much I appreciate you for taking the time to reply. If you’re still interested, I can look around in the morning. Is there a specific movie where you saw a robe that you liked? That can help me narrow down my search. Thank you!
MarionOctober 28, 2020 at 1:53 am
I really, really want to purchase the sweater worn by Meredith Hagner in Hallmark’s 2016 movie, ” My Christmas Love”. It was the black one with candy canes on the front. Any ideas where I could find it? Ready, set, go! Thank you!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:48 pm
Thanks for your comment, I will do a deep search and get back to you! I missed this notification so I’m really sorry for the wait. I’ll respond back here once I find something!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 31, 2021 at 1:34 am
Found! Meredith Hagner’s candy cane sweater is from Abercrombie & Fitch and is called the Candy Cane Heart Sweater. It doesn’t look like it’s sold in stores anymore, but I saw a few of these sweaters on Poshmark!
Mary E ThompsonNovember 22, 2020 at 7:12 pm
Hi Cassandra – I am looking for some of the great ski sweaters that the stars have wore during the recent Hallmark holiday movies. I love them. I also love the large collared coats, like on the movie Angel Tree.
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:46 pm
Thanks for the comment, Mary! I will search in the morning and let you know what I come up with 😀 Thank you for being so patient with me, only seeing this notification now.
CeciliaNovember 27, 2020 at 4:28 pm
Hi there! Love this post thanks so much for finding all the outfits! Can you look into the tan coat worn by Erin Cahill on sleigh bells ring? I find a lot on the red coat but I LOVE that tan coat!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm
Hey Cecilia! Your comment went straight to my spam inbox, so I am sorry I am getting this now. I will take a look in the morning! 😀
RenataDecember 10, 2020 at 10:38 am
I absolutely LOVED reading this. Thank you for doing this post. I needed this!!!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:45 pm
Thank you so much for the love!
Sally Jo TartoniJanuary 5, 2021 at 11:14 pm
I am looking for the women’s coats that were worn in Small Town Christmas.
Cassandra RoseJanuary 22, 2021 at 10:44 pm
Hi there! Your comment was filtered into my spam inbox. Let me take a look around tomorrow morning and I’ll see what I find!
Cassandra RoseJanuary 31, 2021 at 2:24 am
Found! Ashley Newbrough’s burgundy coat is Zara’s Masculine Coat and the blue coat is RW&Co’s Wooly Duster Coat in Light Baby Blue
Jane FaughtJanuary 30, 2021 at 9:39 pm
I am watching Snowkissed and love the coats Jen Lilly wears Can you tell me where I could purchase them. Thank you
Cassandra RoseJanuary 31, 2021 at 1:48 am
Thanks for checking out my blog! I will search for the coats ASAP 😀 Jen Lilley is my absolute favorite!
jill griffinMarch 14, 2021 at 1:48 pm
I am looking for the floral dresses that Natalie Hall is wearing in Fit for a Prince
Cassandra RoseJune 9, 2021 at 1:41 pm
I will take a look around today and see what I can find!
Judy KellyMarch 29, 2021 at 5:42 pm
In the Hallmark movie One Winter Proposal the star wears a green dress with crystal on the sleeves and crystal on back (short dress). Do know if a copy of this dress is available anywhere.
Cassandra RoseJune 9, 2021 at 1:41 pm
I will see if I can find out the designer/site and get back to you ASAP!
DeborahJune 6, 2021 at 7:43 pm
I am looking for the v neck silk green maxi dress worn in As luck would have it and some of the Hawaiian clothes worn in by the women in You had me at Aloha.
Cassandra RoseJune 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm
I’ll do my best to find these and send you links!
DaveJune 9, 2021 at 1:29 pm
Hello – I am trying to find the blue winter/hiking pants Kaitlin Doubleday wore on Love on Iceland when they were under the glacier. My wife loved them I’d love to surprise her with them. Thanks!
Cassandra RoseJune 9, 2021 at 1:42 pm
I’ll take a look around and see if I can find them!
GBJuly 4, 2021 at 1:40 am
Hello! Im looking for the white dress Aly Michalka wore to the Jamboree on Sand Dollar Cove.
Ellen BaileyOctober 9, 2021 at 12:42 pm
I’m trying to find out where I can purchase a quilted jacket like Nikki DeLoach (Sam) wore in the Hallmark Movie “Taking the Reins”. It is dark blue (navy) with brown piping trim and brown buttons on the sleeves. I also like the quilted vest she wore! Thank you for your help!