Thanksgiving is next week. I repeat. Thanksgiving is next week. Which means, along with the giddy excitement of seeing family and friends and eating more than is normally acceptable, it’s time to plan the perfect holiday outfit.
I know, most might say it’s time to plan the menu; or the guest list; or the table decor. But for me? Those things seem to fall into place easier than planning my outfit. Especially here in Southern California, where it’s typically warm in the day and crisp at night. So, depending on your plans—inside / outside / traveling / hosting / visiting, there’s much to consider. Am I right?
Often times I dream of dressing up—fancy dress and heels. And for a number of years, when we ate Thanksgiving dinner with my grandparents at their country club, that was my go-to. But once we started hosting at home, heels and stiff clothes became impractical and uncomfortable. Which is when the hunt for planning the perfectly comfortable yet stylish outfit began.
Now? I gravitate towards a high-low combination. Dressy on top, casual on the bottom. Or vice versa. I need something comfortable enough to move around in throughout the day, yet stylish enough to feel put-together. Accessories and sparkle can make a huge impact without weighing me down too.
Here are some of my favorite combinations:
Outfit 1 — Fancy top | Jeans | Flats | Earrings
Take your favorite pair of jeans and style it with a yummy top—something sparkly; something velvety; something lacy. Whatever your pleasure, have fun with it! When it’s the holidays, there’s no top too blingy or embellished to wear. Make a statement.
I adore this velvet tee from Anthropologie. It’s swingy yet dressy and bumps up jeans and flats in a heartbeat.
Throw on a pair of these delicate yet stylish golden diamond earrings from Target, and you’re ready to host the night away.
Outfit 2 — Flirty skirt | Dressy tee | Sneaks | Necklace
I’m loving the sneaker and skirt combination lately—especially when the sneakers are velvet. Like these from Steve Madden. Not only are they comfortable for that after meal walk around the neighborhood, but they’re extremely on trend.
Add a delicate necklace like this layered choker from Forever 21 to tie it all together.
Outfit 3 — Teeshirt dress | Long vest | OTK boots
I want to live in tee-shirt dresses. And if I was traveling on Thanksgiving? I would definitely be wearing one. Lou & Grey has the best selection of comfy dresses, especially this easy and simple one in soft grey. Just add the perfect pair of over-the-knee boots (in a yummy glazed pecan) for a cozy, travel-friendly look.
To make things even cozier, toss on a long vest. I’m loving the trench vest in cool olive from GAP. Cinch it in at the waist or leave it swingy. Either way, it’ll give your outfit an added layer of style and warmth.
What do you plan on wearing this Thanksgiving?
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