Holiday dinners start to ramp up around this time of year, and we’re kiiiinda (super) ready for them. And definitely excited. Oh, hey, Thanksgiving! Pandemic holiday gatherings were a bit different last year (to say the least) so our eagerness to one, get together, and two, eat that hearty and warm holiday food amongst three, the ones we love, is at an All. Time. High.
And even if this holiday season’s dinner parties are looking a lot like last year’s, we’ve got some outfits to fit both the cozier Zoom-friendly parties and the in-person ones. I’ve included looks featuring everything from soft jeans and sweater dresses, to leather flares and slip dresses.
6 Cute Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas
Below I’ve included TONS of luxe textures (my favorite part of winter outfits), thick knits to combat a brisk winter wind, and unique + fun prints for some unexpected flair. If you’re one of those black dress or die holiday dressers, here ya go. I respect it.
Look 1: Holiday Texture Heaven
The idea of pairing dark blues with black is a dreamy combination. It’s slightly unexpected (because we’re taught black and dark blues don’t match, right?), yet perfect for a dark winter look when you aren’t married to an all black ‘fit.
Tip: Wear different textures to liven it up a little + add that extra punch (hi, velvet, faux fur, denim, leather…). This fancy velvet short sleeve top goes SO well with a pair of distressed (or not) black wash jeans for that perfect style juxtaposition.
Look 2: A Dark & Stormy Statement
I can’t help myself when it comes to prints and colors, but this outfit is pretty digestible, print-wise, for me. This faux fur star print coat is SO GOOD for winter. It would elevate any outfit…like even gymwear. (If you’re wearing this coat to the gym, I love you. And want to be you.)
Tip: When piling on the prints (or just adding a busier/more colorful one), turn to black for the shoes and accessories (and even bottoms if your print is on top, or vice versa). It calms down the rest of the look (no competing pieces) and shifts the hero piece to the front and center.
Look 3: It’s Sweater Vest Season
Ahhh, sweater vests. I’m sooo into them, as well as finding fun ways to layer them over anything (yup, graphic tees included.) Scotch & Soda has been cranking out some bomb winter prints that are seriously double-take worthy. Have a look at this flouncy top…I know the image looks like a dress, but the top is really what we’re after, to pair with those faux-leather flares.
Look 4: Secretly Comfy & SO Chic
I find that people who layer something warm (and usually a little causal-leaning) over a slip dress look just so dang smart. (Like in the style way. Hi, British People.) It’s an incredibly fab look and you KNOW they’re incredibly comfy. This AllSaints velvet slip dress is perfect to layer for holiday parties. It comes in black and this lovely khaki green that adds the most delicate feel under even a crewneck sweatshirt. Yes, a sweatshirt. Throw one on with some high boots and a cute little bag for such a put-together-yet-sweetly effortless look.
Tip: For layering over a slip dress, choose something a liiiittle cropped to keep a tiny bit of shape. Here I’ve added two warm-layer choices: a cropped, light turtleneck that hangs perfectly over the waist, and a cropped crewneck with a sophisticated, (even for a sweatshirt) tailored touch.
Another Tip: If you’re going the more casual route of a sweatshirt of sorts, opt for black or a deep, darker color. These look more refined and non-athlesure-y.
Look 5: Turning Heads Much?
I’m swooning over this Mara Hoffman sweater dress. It’s sure to keep you warm, with the thick, cozy funnel-neck and maxi length (no breezes or harsh AF winter winds here!). I love the fact that it’s sleeveless, letting thinner coats (like this deep berry red biker jacket), top it off without those horrible bunched sleeves that we’re accustomed to in the winter. Like, heck no.
Tip: For winter maxi dresses, don’t be afraid to throw on some knee-high boots. A little gap on the ankle (in booties or something shorter) can keep you from being toasty…in the worst way. Nobody wants to cut corners when it comes to warmth.
Look 6: Knee-High Boots For Life
Mhmmm, another sweater dress for ya. This La Linge one is sooo perfect for winter date nights/parties/dinners. I love the cream color (also comes in tan) and the subtle knit details at the v-neck and bottom. So slouchy and pretty. (A good combo.)
Tip: Belt a shapeless sweater dress to bring that waist back, girl! It’s such an easy way to take a simple look to the next level while showing off some curves. (Especially if you opt for a feminine wrap belt or edgy hardware one.) Have fun here.
Another Tip: Apparently a red bra under white tops (or cream dresses) is the way to go. Idk. Supposedly it shows through in a pretty way? Please don’t come for me if this fails and you’re so, so exposed.
Get your sparkle (and faux fur, velvet, leather… the works) ON!