Thanksgiving kind of snuck up on us this year. (Anyone else?) But as far as holidays go, this is a fun one. No pressure to bring the perfect gift…all you have to do is show up, enjoy some amazing food, and look cute. Simple, right?
Comfy, Practical & Possibly Pinterest-Worthy: What We’re Wearing Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that can be tricky to dress for. Yes, we want to be cute and festive and feel put together. No, we don’t want anything constricting our treat-filled stomachs or to wear something unfit for a hot kitchen.
Think: comfy and practical, but in a chic, interesting way. We’ve got this.
There’s no shame in anyone’s hoodie + leggings game if that’s your go-to for turkey day. BUT, if you want to take it a few steps further this year, we have some ideas. From silky camis, to bubble ponytails (Kat, teach us your ways), to Turkey-Trot-Chic (yeah, it’s a thing), we’ve cooked up seven cute thanksgiving outfit ideas that will hopefully leave you inspired.
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Click on any of the jump links below to see a specific contributor’s Thanksgiving look.
Shana | Scotti | Laura | Kat | Linzi | Amy | Jess
Shana’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
My go-to move is almost always a silk cami and jeans. I’m a longtime fan of Cami NYC’s 100% silk camis, and they’ve started outdoing themselves with some really gorgeous ones this year.
cami* (s) | jeans (27) | shoes
If it’s cold, I’ll layer a sweater over, but I’ve found that I tend to run pretty hot at Thanksgiving (all that stuffing, I suspect) so skin it is.
*Here’s another silk cami I have and love (that works with a strapless bra). Still in the ‘wow’ category.
cami* (s) | jeans (27) | shoes
Scotti’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
dress | boots | bag | earrings
I’m the queen of comfort when it comes to holiday dressing. I do love to dress up, but if I’m going to be lounging around and hanging out with family, I want to be as comfy as possible. And this dress? Is literally like wearing a blanket. (But sexier). They key is to dress it up with the right accessories — a bag with gold detail, statement earrings, and boots in a monochromatic hue to set off the whole look (this pair is comfy, too!
Laura’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
coat (similar) | dress (6) | boots
These suede knee boots by Blondo are new loves for this PNW gal. They look just like a pair of Isabel Marant boots I’ve coveted for years…and these are waterproof…to boot! 😁 I’m pairing them with my fave denim shirtdress (read: no waistbands in sight) and my cozy camel coat to polish it off and warm it up. I toyed with the idea of adding tights to this, but then I remembered tights and nothxbye. I might also pop this in my bag to bring along as my indoor sweater option!
This year we’re doing our meal with our besties and their kiddos, and are thinking of doing a progressive dinner since we live near each other!
Kat’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
top | trousers | scarf | boots
This year it’s all about the hair and the top for me…I wanted both comfort and chic, and feel like I was able to achieve a more elevated look with classic but trendy pieces.
I am opting for a bubble pony with a twist and accessorizing it with my Gucci scarf. I love that this hairstyle allows my Simon Miller top to shine as well, and you get a better view of the cutouts in the front and back. Wishing you all a Thanksgiving filled with love and lots of good food. XX – Kat
Linzi’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
Thanksgiving is very casual in our family and requires lots of layers when the weather acts “appropriately” for November. My plan is to bundle up in three layers for the morning to attend the Thanksgiving Day Parade (matte silk cami topped by a sweater topped by a puffer paired with jeans, warm socks and clog boots). Previous years when it’s been really cold, I add in my “Shit That I Knit” hat and my favorite mittens.
puffer (S) | sweater (S) | cami (4) | jeans (29) | boots | bag
I’ll then return home, where I’ll quickly get overheated at the stove and start stripping off layers down to the cami. Then I’ll bundle up again in all the layers to walk to my parent’s house. Followed by stripping down again to the cami to help out at THEIR stove. Finally, I’ll put my pretty sweater back on to eat our Thanksgiving meal, and then strip down yet again, overstuffed and uncomfortable, to collapse on their couch…cliché Thanksgiving scene for sure, but tradition is tradition. Lots of layers and stretchy comfortable jeans obviously required for this whole involved process.
sweater (S) | cami (4) | jeans (29) | boots | bag
Amy’s Thanksgiving Day Outfit
It probably comes as no surprise that I’m not putting on anything fancy for Thanksgiving. This year will be quieter than normal with our recent move, so I’m sticking to a good ol’ Turkey-Trot inspired outfit: stretchy, comfy and layered.
pants (m tall) | top (l) | sweater (m) | vest (m) | sneakers (9.5) | slides (10)
Stretchy flares, my fave longline bra, and a vest will be my focus, swapping shoes between neighborhood strolls and around the house, and adding a sweater as needed (which is usually needed, even just for cuddly comfort).
pants (m tall) | top (l) | sweater (m) | vest (similar) | sneakers (9.5) | slides (10)
Jess’ Thanksgiving Day Outfit
sweater (Size) | jeans (28) | boots (Size 7.5, run small)
This year I’m going casual and comfortable. We are having Thanksgiving at my MIL’s home and it’s always fun — super-laidback fun. We eat a ton, play board games, talk and eat more.
So I’m sticking with some of my comfortable and most-worn pieces that I’ve bought lately. And guess what?? Both are on sale. My super-cozy striped Topshop sweater is currently 30% off at Nordstrom (and fully stocked in all sizes). Meanwhile, my Denimist High-Rise Carpenter Drop Jeans are over $135 off their normal price, and also fully stocked in all sizes right now at Anthropologie.
I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving, I feel like we have so much to be thankful for this year.
Also, we have a few presents for you. Find more gift guides here, holiday outfit inspo here, and get ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday here. Happy holidays, everyone!!