Every year for Thanksgiving, I decide that I’m going to wear something adorable. I plan, for at least two months to buy something specifically to wear to my family’s Thanksgiving celebration, and then the week of Thanksgiving arrives, and I’m stuck scrounging through my closet for an outfit worthy of snapping a few pictures with my always adorable sisters. There are three of them and they’re always dressed to the nines for family holiday celebrations. And not that it’s a competition or anything, but if you have siblings you know that everything is a competition, even if you are the best of friends.
This year will be no different as years past. I failed to buy something in time and will be scrambling, this whole week, to find something that is A. Cute enough, and B. I haven’t worn in the past. Luckily, I do have some cute fall pieces in my closet (and dirty clothes basket) that I’ve acquired over the year from which to choose, but then that begs the question of how to put it all together so I look as adorable as my Pinterest boards say I will if I wear the clothes.
I have very finely cultivated (pinned on Pinterest) a collection of adorable outfits that are perfect for Thanksgiving with families and with things you most likely have in your closet already (or can find easily at the store).
Jeans, Tee, and Sweater Combo
This is a pretty easy one. If you don’t have a cute striped top or have packed up all your summer lace, a simple white tee will suffice. And honestly, the cheaper the better, because it’s Thanksgiving and cranberry sauce stains. Brown boots always pair well with this combo and whether you’re going with the military green jacket trend, or just wearing your favorite cozy sweater, it’s amazing how cute this outfit looks when you add a long gold necklace.
Maxi Skirt, Tee, and Jacket Combo
While you have that simple white tee out already, you could also pair it with your favorite maxi skirt and a blazer. Not only is it a win because you don’t have to wear pants or boots (no one will know when you kick your flats off under the table), the waistband on most maxis are elastic so you and your food baby will be comfortable!
Shirt-Dress/Tunic and Leggings Combo
Another good idea for Thanksgiving is leggings. Leggings are always a good idea, and when paired with a loose tunic or shirt-dress and boots, you can be as comfy as you are adorable. Again with the brown boots going with everything. I mean, c’mon, it’s fall. Leggings and boots are a staple.
Dress, Sweater, and Tights Combo
Sometimes you’re going somewhere fancier and you need to dress up a little more. Sometimes all you want is to try out your cute new booties and tights. Sometimes you don’t have any cute fall dresses, so you have to make a spring/summer dress work for you. That’s okay, because the point of this post is to try to use as many things from your own closet as possible. Adding dark tights and a sweater to a spring/summer dress (assuming it’s as neutral as possible) is the easiest way to transition it to fall. Plus, when you spend so much money on a dress, you want to get as much wear out of it as possible. If you have cute booties, even better! Flats will suffice for this, too, though.
Pajamas and Messy Bun Because It’s Comfortable Combo
I don’t have any pictures for this one, but you all know what I’m talking about. In keeping with the spirit of this blog, if none of these ideas seem at all appealing to you, then don’t wear any of them. Wear what makes you comfortable and happy and don’t worry about what anyone thinks. If you are most comfortable celebrating Thanksgiving while wearing an over-sized shirt, PJ pants, and throwing your hair up, then do it! Just as long as you remember to be thankful for your over-sized shirt and PJ pants. 😉
Do you like my style? I’m particularly fond of it. Do you have pictures or a Pinterest board of what inspires you? I’d love to see it! Here’s a link to my Pinterest if you want to see what inspires me.
Peace, love, and joy,