Depending on your Thanksgiving agenda, you may be planning to hit the town dressed to the nines or else barely make it out of your yoga pants in time for dinner. Whether your holiday includes attending a glam dinner party, playing tag football in the backyard, or simply polishing off leftovers as you countdown to Black Friday, we can help you look fashion-forward! No matter the dress code, you will feel chic and stylish with any of these five trendy outfit recipes.
When some people hear “monochrome” they immediately picture something straight out of the 70s (a basic taupe-on-taupe layered pantsuit with coordinating taupe pumps, for example). These days, the trend is based on mixing and matching different shades in the same color family. Monochromatic outfits make a big statement when pulled together properly and creates an overall appearance that’s polished, yet unpretentious. A modern, perfect-for-Thanksgiving twist on this style is a pair of navy skinny jeans worn with a faded blue chambray button-up shirt, an open navy cardigan, grey suede booties, and chunky silver jewelry. Another idea is to pair burgundy skinny jeans with a ballet-pink sweater, neutral flats, and gold and pink stone jewelry.
If your Thanksgiving plans include heading out to a fancy restaurant or attending a friend’s swanky dinner party, you might choose to go a bit more upscale by using jewelry and accessories to add sophistication to your ensemble. For example, a long-sleeve V-neck dress in cognac matched with a pair of knee-high, black suede boots. For accessories, add a few gold bangle bracelets, a gold tassel necklace, and a leopard print clutch. Another outfit might pair a full midi skirt in a bold color (like wine or mustard yellow) with a silk button-down or close-fitting top, and pointy-toed pumps. If you’re looking for a real head-turner, try wearing a trendy slip dress with heels and add a chunky cardigan to stay warm and add texture.
FIT AND FLARE
Before the weather turns too cold for bare legs, you might consider taking your favorite skirt out for one last spin. Whether you’re working with a fabulous fit-and-flare skirt, an A-line, or a fluted mini, you can create several ensembles for turkey day. A trendy idea for a burgundy fit-and-flare skirt is to tuck in a navy and cream blouse with a floral print and add a pair of cute heels. Another skirt-and-blouse combo might include a burnt orange A-line skirt paired with a fitted, charcoal grey top and a leopard print belt. If you have a black leather miniskirt on hand, try matching it with a chunky, cream colored knit sweater, gold jewelry, and black suede booties with gold accents.
Denim is by far the most adaptable wardrobe fabric when it comes to creating an outfit that walks the line between overdressed and underdressed. By choosing dark, straight-leg denim and pairing it with a crisp, collared top, you will look polished yet comfortable in almost any setting. So, how should you don your denim for the holiday? Don dark denim jeans, a navy and white gingham button-up, and a camel-drape cardigan, then add a bright orange belt for a pop of color. If you are going for a more laid-back look, try wearing cuffed, boyfriend denim pants with a patterned, turquoise off-shoulder top, grey suede booties, and a grey felt hat.
If your typical Thanksgiving includes lots of outdoor activity, you may opt for a loose and layered outfit. For all-day comfort, your best bet is to wear leggings. For example, black leggings, a heather grey cardigan, a black leather moto jacket, and low-heel black leather boots create the perfect outfit combination for a versatile day of feasting and playtime. If you gravitate towards patterns, you try mixing and matching comfortable tops with a neutral bottom to create a trendy, cool look. For example, start with basic, solid leggings then add a long-sleeve, plaid button-up shirt and a hound’s-tooth patterned vest. When mixing patterns, be careful to stay within the same color family – or to work with inverse colors – so the overall outfit stays cohesive despite the pattern play.
Holiday preparations can be stressful, but figuring out what to wear for your Thanksgiving feast should be fun. Besides, no matter where you spend the holiday, you will want to look and feel your best. With a little inspiration and some creativity, you can cook up the perfect look to add to a fun day filled with friends, feasting, and football.