10 Outfit Ideas For Any And Every Thanksgiving Celebration

by Aniyah Morinia

Thanksgiving has officially arrived, which means it’s finally time to unwind, catch up with loved ones, and indulge (pumpkins pies, anyone?). In the era of social media, it’s easy to compare the way that you celebrate Thanksgiving to the people you follow on social media. We’re here to tell you that there is not one way to celebrate this holiday, even if society reinforces the idea that a perfect Thanksgiving consists of a huge family gathering with a food platter to last you the rest of winter. If that is your idea of a happy thanksgiving, that’s okay. If your ideal Thanksgiving includes binge-watching holiday movies and ordering Chinese food, that’s okay too. Regardless of how you spend this upcoming Thursday, fashion doesn’t have to take a backseat. Instead of waking up the morning of, sifting through your closet and determining that nothing in your wardrobe is worth wearing, plan ahead with these outfit ideas. From casual to glam, we guarantee that there’s an outfit to match your fall aesthetic.

  1. For the office potluck

The printed trousers and cardigan make for a business casual yet fun look. Your coworkers will be asking where you got your pants from all while digging into to the delicious pastries you whipped up.

Shop this look: Wilfred Thais Cardigan, $135; aritzia.com. Wilfred Madelon Pant, $148; aritizia.com. Public Desire Libby Black High Heeled Sock Booties, $56; us.asos.com

 

2. For the ladies who brunch

This is for the ladies who would like to spend their Thanksgiving sipping mimosas with their girlfriends before the evening festivities begin. Wear this oversized sweater dress to keep you comfortable yet stylish along with a beret that is functional and trendy. The knee high boots and fur coat add just the right amount of “extra.”

Shop this look: Turtleneck Sweater Dress, $75; nordstrom.com. Long fur coat with lapel collar, $119; bershka.com. Audrey Wool Felt Beret, $48; nordstrom.com. Free People Tennison Knee High Boot, $288; nordstrom.com.

3. For the lazy Thanksgiving

A burgundy set to leave you feeling luxurious. This look is perfect for lounging around the house but still feeling presentable enough to snap a few pictures. The co-ord set paired with the mules completes the effortless look that you always wanted to pull off.

Shop this look: Viscose jacket, $34.99; hm.com. Wide-leg Viscose Pants, $34.99; hm.com. The Remi Bow Mule, $69.99; madewell.com.

4. For the family photoshoot

Thanksgiving for many families includes capturing all of the memories you make during the holiday. Whether this is a professional photoshoot or photos taken by your second cousin after dinner, you will have an Instagrammable moment in this outfit. This pleated skirt definitely makes a statement but the classic white button down brings a traditional holiday feel.  

Shop this look: Long-sleeved blouse, $24.99; hm.com. Waxed Finish Pleated Skirt, $49.90; zara.com. Nine West Chelsis Knee High Boot, $138.95; nordstrom.com. Cecile Belt Bag, $48; freepeople.com.

5. For the Thanksgiving date night

While most people look to Thanksgiving for a home-cooked meal, there are a select few who use this holiday to eat out. This plaid skirt screams Thanksgiving, so no matter where you eat, you will definitely look the part. The oversized sweatshirt brings a casual element to the posh look.


Shop this look: The Oversized Fleece Crew, $45; everlane.com. Plaid Midi Skirt, $69.90; zara.com. Detailed Crossbody Bag with Chain, $39.90; zara.com. Stradivarius Point Toe Slouch Boot, $79; us.asos.com.

6. For the picnic in the park

This look is for all of the ladies out there who live in a more mild climate. You can spend the holiday outdoors in a comfy denim jumpsuit paired with snakeskin booties and a light puffer jacket.

Shop this look: Cream Cord Oversized Puffer, $105; prettylittlething.com. Denim Wide-leg Utility Jumpsuit, $145; madewell.com. Snake Faux Leather Ankle Boot, $62; prettylittlething.com

7. For the cocktail party

Show up to a cocktail party in this outfit and heads will turn. This snake print dress speaks for itself, but the tall boot wraps the look up nicely. We love a good wrap dress that is flattering and designed to accentuate your body type. This dress does just that.

Shop this look: Taupe Snake Print Wrap Midi Dress, $62; prettylittlething.com. Claudia Canova Box Clutch Bag, $38; us.asos.com. Sam Edelman Caprice Knee-High Boot, $149.90; nordstrom.com.

8. For the day of giving

What better way to spend Thanksgiving than to give back to the community. If serving food to the underprivileged or giving away turkeys is a tradition in your household, you can wear this simple look. Jeans and a cozy jacket like this one can get you through a cold but fulfilling Thanksgiving day.

Shop this look: Jacket with Heart Buttons, $49.90; zara.com. Wide Regular Jeans, $69.99; hm.com. Margot Patent Boot, $79; urbanoutfitters.com.

9. For the Friendsgiving

Take your trusty Doc Martens out for Friendsgiving. We paired these patent leather boots with a slip dress and a turtleneck for a laid-back outfit that is still trendy. The coin chain belt cinches the waist and ties the whole look together.

Shop this look: Turtleneck Top, $17.99; hm.com. Dr Martens Modern Classics 1460 Patent, $125; us.asos.com. Missguided Coin Drop Belt, $19; us.asos.com. The Party Slip Dress, $98; everlane.com. High Crown Felt Fedora, $19.99; urbanoutfitters.com.    

10. For the dinner party

If your extended family flies in every Thanksgiving to have dinner and prepare for the holidays, this dress is perfect for you. Celebrate this family affair with a bright, festive wrap dress and a miniature statement bag for a pop of color!


Shop this look: V-neck dress, $59.99; hm.com. Ornate Box Crossbody Bag, $35; us.asos.com. Showtime - 01AX Bootie, $44.99; dsw.com.

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