How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Is it a small family dinner? Or a larger family celebration? Are you headed to friends or relatives? Will your holiday be a bit dressier this year? How you will be celebrating this national holiday will determine the right look, and once you define that, it’s easy to dress for Thanksgiving your way.
The best part? You probably have similar pieces in your wardrobe that you can mix and match for the perfect Thanksgiving outfit!
How to Dress for Thanksgiving
For a small get-together at home–when you might even be the one cooking!–you’ll want to dress casually but festively. A relaxed outfit is key here. You’ll want to choose pieces that are equal parts easygoing and comfortable. Keep your outfit simple, like jeans and a cute sweater, but add a statement with accessories: bold jewelry, fun boots, or a striking handbag.
Here are some outfits with pieces you probably already have in your closet!
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Or, how about a cozy, colorblock sweater with black jeans? Easy, yet stylish. Lower-heeled wedge booties keep it comfortable. Just add a statement necklace to make it pop.
The most popular color this season is rust. It’s such a great shade that looks good on most of us. And in a cashmere sweater, your outfit immediately takes on a dressier look. Style it with leopard shoes or a scarf. These leopard mules are perfect for entertaining at home!
If you’re going to your in-laws or to a larger gathering, you will want to up the ante a bit on your outfit. In this case, go for a smart casual look. Slacks, boho skirt or a pretty blouse are all you need to dress up your Thanksgiving outfit.
Do you have one–or two–flannel shirts in your closet? Who doesn’t, right? Choose a colorful one, roll up the sleeves, and style it with a long, casual skirt like this one. A pair of statement earrings or a necklace adds the final touch.
An easy choice is that leopard–or other animal print–skirt you picked up. You can style these skirts with almost any color to make an amazing, yet fabulous look. This is an oldie but a goodie.
For a flirty, feminine look, style a blouse with a romantic feel–soft colors and full sleeves. You can wear a blouse like this with almost anything and still look dressed up!
In a Warm Climate
Even if you live in a warmer climate or are headed to a warm locale for the holiday, you want to show some Thanksgiving spirit, right? The key here is to pick breezy pieces in lightweight fabrics that still have a fall-inspired palette, like this faux leather skirt outfit. This way you’ll be covered whether your dinner table is located indoors or on the patio with a scenic view.
You could always add some neutral slouch boots like the ones in the post, Easy to Style Sweater Dress with Sneakers and Boots, to make this outfit even more fall-like!
Anything in plaid says fall, right? So a plaid sweater dress is perfect for Thanksgiving. This one is also great for a warm weather holiday as the fabric is lightweight and it’s sleeveless.
The wedge booties and belt bag add to the fall look.
Wherever Thanksgiving takes you this year, dress for Thanksgiving your way, by identifying your destination and selecting clothes to fit. Be sure to add a pop of color, or a statement piece even if you go for a simple, casual look. If you dress up, go with subtle fall shades in fabrics that give off a touch of laid-back vibe.