What to Wear This Thanksgiving

Whether you’re traveling to your Thanksgiving destination or staying local, keep stylish with our sartorial picks, perfectly-matched for all of the weekend activates.

Casual Dinner

Dinner with your family is the perfect excuse to keep it casual and pull out the season’s best autumnal palettes. For a day of cooking, football and gluttony, we love Madewell’s fair isle sweater with a pair of boyfriend jeans and zippered boots. For a touch of warm luxe, top with this Topshop cocoon coat. Add Kate Spade’s New York Carroll Park Penelope for finishing touches.


Bar Night

Pre-Thanksgiving drinks with hometown friends make Wednesday the busiest bar night of the year. If you’re looking to impress an ex-boyfriend or high school nemesis, stick with sultry basics. A velvet blazer, silk cami and skinny jean offer just the right amount of effortless cool, especially when worn with these Dolce Vita statement boots and an It bag.



If you dare to venture out shopping on Black Friday, or anytime during the holiday weekend, remember the scout motto and “always be prepared.” Dress in layers to deal with the drastic temperature changes of each store—we like this cable knit cardigan from TopShop, worn over a super-soft muscle tee and your most basic blue jeans. Don’t forget to wear slip-on shoes if you decide to shop for yourself, like these splurge-worthy Charlotte Olympia slippers or these functional patent loafers. Add this Lille Convertible Backpack from Anthropolige, which makes carrying all your purchases that much easier.


Dinner With His Parents

When having dinner with his parents, especially for the first time, it’s a good rule of thumb to err on the side of dressy, but sweet. A sweater dress will keep you looking cute and comfortable, even after your second helping of pie. Acne’s Wham Sweater Dress is conservative enough for his grandmother (especially if you throw on a pair of tights), but on-trend enough to wow his fashionable little sister. Team with basic pumps or not-so-basic flats, depending on the level of dressiness, and finish with a peacoat with a little faux fur trim.

And maybe this is the perfect excuse to splurge on that Rebbecca Minkoff you’ve been eying. Or just splurge on turkey and mashed potatoes so his family doesn’t refer to you as the girl who eats salad.


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