Since I’ve been with Rhianna (nearly 7 years now, which is ridiculous!) we’ve attended the Leeds Christmas Market each year. Popping up in Millennium Square for the majority of December, the Christmas Market has become a festive staple for Leeds. Whether you visit for the authentic German stalls with all their trinkets, enjoying tucking into some delicious pancakes and strawberries, or just go for the famous Bierkeller, the Christmas Market is a must for everyone.
Christmas Markets are a huge thing now, with people flocking to them every year, some even going abroad to visit the biggest and the best. Jacamo have even featured the 5 best in Europe on their blog, which all definitely need to be visited at some point! Because Christmas Markets are treated like a night out now, it can be difficult to judge what to wear since it goes from a wander around the markets to undoubtedly a few quick beverages in a make-shift Bavarian restaurant!
Jumper – c/o Jacamo
Quilted Jacket – c/o Jacamo
I like to keep things quite simple whilst also dressing for the weather. Whilst we’ve had a relatively mild Winter so far, the nights can still be a bit bitter. That’s why I elected to go for a classic cable-knit jumper, layered over a simple white tee. Paired with a nice quilted jacket, I think I had my look sorted. These were both kindly gifted to me by Jacamo, and they made the perfect outfit for a trip to the Christmas Market. The outfit was a no-brainer for me, comfortable and warm which is perfect for a stroll outside at night, whilst also smart enough to take into a bar in town. I’d never have thought to shop at Jacamo because of their association with larger sizes, but I found the mediums for both the jumper and jacket were a good fit, still leaving my plenty of space to move about.
We had a great stroll around the market, and although it didn’t seem as good as it has in previous years, it’s still a worthwhile trip. You can always find some great little trinkets for gifts, and this year there were loads of baubles and decorations if you’re a bit late with decorating your tree! The Bierkeller will be gone next year as well, so it’s definitely worth visiting for a last chance trip before it’s replaced by something else next year!
Have you visited your local Christmas Market this year? Have you been to a market abroad before? Let me know in the comments!