5 outfit ideas for thanksgiving

Can you guys believe Thanksgiving is already coming up soon? It seems like this year has just flown by. Being in the city, I'm not going to have a traditional Thanksgiving this year but that's okay. As long as I get some pumpkin pie, I'm happy. For those of you who are celebrating with traditional Thanksgiving festivities, you're probably thinking about an outfit at this point. 

What are your Thanksgiving celebrations like? Does your family serve a formal dinner or is it more of a laid-back lunch with lots of time spent outdoors? Here are five looks for five different atmospheres.



I always love the idea of a round-collar dress for Thanksgiving as a sort-of ode to the old holiday pageant Pilgrim-style dresses. Pair it with a pair of Stubbs & Wootton loafers for a comfortable luxury vibe. Add a pair of ribbed wool tights to keep warm and simple earrings and this look is perfect for a more formal Thanksgiving dinner. 


For a more comfortable look that is still pulled together, layer a cozy oatmeal-colored cardigan over a white t-shirt. Pair with dark wash skinny jeans for a dressy look (or dress it down with distressed jeans). To add some visual interest, add a pair of autumnal toned ankle boots in suede or velvet. To warm up when you head outside, throw on a pretty blanket scarf.


For Thanksgiving in the city, pair your favorite skinny jeans with a pumpkin-colored sweater like this oversized one from Free People. Keep it simple but a bit dressy with beige ankle boots and a warm, color-blocked bag.


For an edgier look, try a black floral blouse tucked into a velvet mini-skirt. For outerwear, a biker jacket will keep you warm and give your outfit a darker vibe. Pair this outfit with blush velvet block heels for a bit of festivity. 


I had to thrown in a classic, preppy-inspired look that also serves a great entry point to Christmas dressing. Start with a burgundy sweater (I love this one with the bow from Ted Baker) tucked into a boucle skirt. Pair this look with textured, beige flats and classic jewelry like pearl studs.