4 Super-Easy Outfits To Wear to Your Thanksgiving Celebration
Let’s be honest here: Thanksgiving is the absolute best. Not only is it a chance to relax with your friends and family, but it's arguably the best food holiday ever. And since Thanksgiving marks the height of autumn, it's the perfect time to do a little transitional shopping. There are plenty of excuses to update your wardrobe (cooler weather, autumnal color palettes), but that means you'll have a lot of outfit choices to make. In the end, it will all depend on what kind of feast you're attending. Are you having a chill Thanksgiving at home with your family? Going out on the town for an impromptu high school reunion? Throwing a Friendsgiving in your home? No matter which type of celebration you’ll be having this year, we have you covered.
To help you out, we’ve partnered with Nordstrom to put together a few outfits that will be sure to wow the crowd in any situation – and maybe distract from the fact that you forgot to bring the cranberry sauce for the third year in a row.
1. Thanksgiving with Your Family
Ivanka Trump 'Benny' Pointy Toe Bow Pump in Gold Suede, $14, Nordstrom | Vince Camuto 'Rose Bouquet' Print Shell, $99, Nordstrom | Vince Camuto Pleat Front A-Line Midi Skirt in Perfect Plum, $99, Nordstrom
If your family is the type that only gets together a few times a year, you’ll know that along with passing the rolls, you’ll be expected to dish on whatever’s going on in your life to a very interested audience. In other words, the last thing you need to be worried about is your outfit. But rest assured: While you’ve been preparing your answers about your major, your apartment, and your (lack of) love life, we’ve chosen an outfit that’s both fabulous and family-appropriate. This floral top, paired with a jewel-toned midi skirt and neutral metallic heels, fits the bill for a family dinner. And if you're feeling a bit antsy as dinner winds down, you can easily transition this look for a night out on the town.
Vince Camuto 'Nayz' Pump in Black Suede, $129, Nordstrom | CeCe by Cynthia Steffe 'Majestic Floral' Scuba Knit Shift Dress in Rich Black, $149, Nordstrom | Kate Spade New York 'Emerson Place - Small Maise' Satchel in Black, $298, Nordstrom
It’s always fun to have a real-life, grown-up dinner party – and that includes having the opportunity to dress the part. This dress adds a pop of whimsy to a classic silhouette. Pair it with a take-anywhere bag and an unexpectedly trendy shoe, and you'll be ready to go wherever the night takes you. This is an outfit that says, "I know which wine pairs perfectly with our meal, but I'm not going to be a snob about it."
3. Going Out on The Town
Halogen 'Glenna' Leather Ankle Bootie In Grey, $130, Nordstrom | Halogen Faux Fur Knit Topper In Black, $148, Nordstrom | Lucky Brand Beaded Cotton Tank in Champagne, $119, Nordstrom | NYDJ Alina Skinny Jeans In Black, $110, Nordstrom
If you’re going back to your parents’ house for Thanksgiving, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to end up at the local bar, reconnecting with old friends from high school. This calls for a truly killer outfit, but it can be a difficult one to completely nail. This selection is perfect: Although these jeans are casual enough to say "I'm not trying too hard to impress you," the beaded top will make you look perfectly polished.
4. Prepping The Big Meal
Aquatalia 'Olita' Weatherproof Riding Boot, $495, Nordstrom | Caslon Long Sleeve Cotton Shirt In Ivory / Black Frontier Plaid, $58, Nordstrom | Kendra Scott Necklace, $60, Nordstrom
Somebody’s got to make all those famous Thanksgiving dishes, and this year, that person is you. (Way to be ambitious!) Stuffing a 20-pound bird is no joke, so if you’re taking on the task, you need an outfit that’s as ready to work as you are.
It’s essential to wear something that helps you feel relaxed. Put your hair up in a ponytail and throw on these tall boots and a perfectly lived-in plaid top. This outfit will tell your guests that you’re ready to make half a dozen pumpkin pies – and you’re prepared to look cute doing it.
This post is sponsored by Nordstrom.