Give thanks in style.
No one did Thanksgiving dressing quite like Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen. For them, turkey came with side of gravy and couture. Unfortunately, our real-life feasts are far less glamorous, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t put our best fashion foot forward when it comes to spending quality time with your friends and family over the holiday. And since the day is typically packed with plenty activities — from eating to cooking to volunteering to chatting to lounging to more eating — you’ll want to dress comfortably (read: sneakers and loungewear) and chic for the ample content opportunities.
Ahead, find seven Thanksgiving ideas that are equal parts festive and fashionable so you can eat and baste a turkey in style.
Dress up a knit set by pairing it with heeled boots and a glossy pink lip. This elevated loungewear look is perfect for hanging with friends and family on the couch while watching football or the “National Dog Show.”
When teamed with loose leather pants, a bubblegum pink puff-sleeve sweater goes from cutesy to cool. Wear this outfit while indulging in your aunt’s stuffing and then out to meet childhood friends at bar — grandma will be impressed by your choice in wholesome tops and your old buds will admire your ability to sex-up a girlish knit.
Make a Thanksgiving dinner statement in pumpkin spice-hued pants covered with zebra stripes. Your turkey and your ensemble will be the talk of the meal, especially if you complete the look with bright mules and conversation-starting earrings.
Holidays call for flannel pajamas, so why not wear a version of them to your next turkey-centric feast? Try a flared pant and jacket duo that both come in a vibrant rainbow plaid. Then, throw on a comfy turtleneck and a patent ’90s-inspired mini shoulder bag for a look that Cher Horowitz would be jealous of.
Unlike the Thanksgivings on “Gossip Girl,” most of us don’t spend the holiday dwelling on drama in designer coats. Instead, we’re outside cheering on Turkey Trot runners or are in the kitchen gearing up for our Friendsgiving. A boilersuit is the perfect multipurpose garment for cooking, cleaning or conversing with pals.
If your Thanksgiving meal is a fancy affair, nail the dress code with a flow-y, bohemian-minded peasant frock. Finish off the look with ultra-feminine accessories, like pearl jewelry and dainty sandals.
A chunky cardigan in an autumnal color palette is the ideal solution for someone who just wants to wear jeans. If you’re feeling adventurous, swap your standard crossbody for shearling belt bag and your over worn boots for wedge clogs.
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