By Caitlin Burnett
If you can believe it, Thanksgiving is coming up fast. Somehow we’re well into November, the holidays are approaching and everyone is collectively wondering where the year went. While that question we can’t help you with, what we can assist you in is Thanksgiving outfit planning. Whether you’re traveling to see loved ones or hosting an intimate Friendsgiving at your place, dressing for the occasion can be a bit perplexing—after all, you want equal parts polished and cozy, while remaining comfortable after a day of indulgent eating.
As tempting as it can be to opt for sweats or leggings (hello, stretchy waistband), you’ll want to feel more put together when celebrating with family and friends. Think classic fall outfit combinations you’ll feel confident and comfortable in all day. From cute sweater combos to knit vest looks, here are 6 Thanksgiving outfit ideas for every dress code that are guaranteed to get you compliments.
Keeping things casual for Thanksgiving this year? Then an all-knit outfit is calling your name. Not only is a full knit look one of 2021’s biggest trends, it’s also the most comfortable look you could opt for—and on a day of indulging that’s one of the most important elements.
Try a matching knit sweater and pant combo, and for bonus points throw another sweater around your shoulders.
For a more polished Thanksgiving look, try this timeless outfit idea. The sweater, jeans, and flats combo is as effortless as it gets—you’ll look and feel put together without having to fuss with your outfit all day. Any denim silhouette works here, so choose the one you feel most comfortable in.
Just add a classic coat on top for travel and you’ve got yourself one seriously chic holiday outfit.
Another timeless outfit idea for any Thanksgiving dress code, this blazer look shows you understood the assignment. The black turtleneck and trouser are polished on their own, and the blazer on top adds a touch of sophistication. Plus you can add or remove the blazer throughout the day depending on what’s on the agenda.
Nothing says holidays like a chic sweater dress—it’s the perfect intersection of cozy and polish. Keep the outfit planning simple with this one-hit wonder, then add accessories and outerwear as you like. Finish off with your footwear of choice as a sweater dress pairs well with everything, whether that’s sleek knee-high boots, cute loafers, or feminine flats.
The ready-for-anything outfit combo of a striped sweater and trousers is a classic for a reason. It’s fuss-free, comfortable, and effortlessly chic—basically everything you want in a Thanksgiving look. Whether you’re surrounded by friends or seeing your entire extended family, this outfit is foolproof.
The shacket was basically made for Thanksgiving—the shirt/jacket combination keeps you warm and cozy with ease. Pair with skinny jeans and boots for a winning outfit combo and top it off with a chunky cable knit sweater tied around your shoulders for added interest.
This outfit is just begging to go on a post-dinner walk in the crisp fall air.