Thanksgiving is finally here, and we are all asking ourselves the age old question, “but what do I wear?”. Well today I’m going to talk about some casual outfit ideas for Thanksgiving that you ALREADY have in your closet.
If you are like me, you don’t have all this extra money for new outfits this holiday season. There are so many events and parties to go to, but things can really start to add up! I’m sure you see many bloggers posting a plethora of choices, but sometimes the bank account just doesn’t allow it. So I want to lay out some ideas for YOU, to create an outfit from something you already have.
I mean you gotta save money for black Friday… Right?
I know it’s really easy to get caught up in the rut of, ” BUT I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”, I mean I do that at least once a day. Bottom line though, you definitely do have something to wear. It’s all in how you pair it, and for Thanksgiving, you want to pick the perfect combination.
I’ve been thinking about what I want to wear for Thanksgiving for awhile now, but for this holiday I have never be a dress and heels kind of girl. I know many of you may be going to parties, but for me, it’s a chill family day eating food and just… Hanging out. My goal for my outfit this year was to be casual, and comfortable, with a little bit of class added on. I mean, we all know wearing stretchy pants is the only way to go for Thanksgiving, so a tight dress was NOT going to work for me.
This year, I really wanted to go with layering. I live in Oregon so the weather this time of year can be really off and on. A sweater to feel cozy and a coat to throw over it, seemed quite appropriate and also functional. No matter where you live, even in Southern California, wearing some light layers can add dimension and also some extra cuteness for photos.
With that being said, I grabbed this Chicwish sweater with some detailing on the sleeves, and paired it with the same color coat from Fashion Bunker. Obviously I will link these but because this IS a post about items you already have in your closet, just take these thoughts into consideration. A sweater is always a good choice because it is cute and cozy, but pairing it with a nicer coat can add that level of classiness. Especially if you end up heading somewhere after dinner.
That is also why I paired this look with these Marc Fisher OTK boots, and a mini skirt from Avec Les Filles. Knowing I would probably be taking my shoes off at the house for dinner, I could easily slip them back on if I was heading to another event. Not to mention that this skirt was still comfortable but also could easily be dressed up after Thanksgiving dinner.
This whole ensemble could also be easily paired with some trousers or jeans. You could even bring those along and switch them out later. Especially if you live somewhere where it is really cold.
So to sum things up. If you are wondering what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner and don’t have a budget to get anything. The MOST affordable option is what is already hanging in your closet. Toss on your favorite sweater, and pair it with a coat that is a little more dressy. A mini or midi skirt adds a little bit of class, or your favorite pair of trousers. Don’t forget to pick your most dynamic pair of shoes!
There you have it! Quick, casual, classy, and comfy. The four C’s. Well kinda, should I have spelled quick with a “c” just to prove a point today??
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
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