An Outfit Ready For Doing Some Eating: Cozy Thanksgiving Style
Hands down, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. There is no pressure of gifts like Christmas but all of the perks of festive holiday family time. Not to mention the color palette of this time of year really just inspires me so much to come up with some gorgeous outfits. It also means that I am currently searching through my closet trying to find the perfect outfit to do an insane amount of eating in, look cute, and of course be comfortable.
I know that’s a lot to ask of my cozy Thanksgiving style, but I’ve found it. Its the perfect color, it’s comfy and oversized so I will be able to eat as much as I want without letting the food baby show. It’s also not white, which for me is important because I can be a bit clumsy, and lord knows I would spill cranberry sauce all over myself and ruin any white clothing I am wearing.
When I was younger, I always overdressed for Thanksgiving. I liked having an excuse to put on my best clothes and show off for the family. I was a bit of a diva but I loved it! My mom made it kind of a tradition, going out and buying a new outfit for the holiday and my grandma sent money to buy “Christmas” dresses every year for as far back as I can remember.
That tradition has ended but I still love styling an outfit for the holidays, because of those memories. Its a little throwback to a time when I always got to spend the time with my family which now as an adult with other responsibilities isn’t the case. I lucky to spend the season around people that I love but I still miss seeing the family, though this year I am super excited I will get to spend a whole week in Chicago with my moms family for Christmas.
I can’t get over this oversized burgundy sweater from Charlotte Russe. It was the first thing that popped into my head when I was starting to pull together an outfit for Thanksgiving. Oversized sweaters have been my thing this year for fall, but on a holiday where I know I am going to be doing a lot of eating and I am going to want to lay around and be comfortable, they are perfection. This one is in such a great color for the seasons and just screams cozy Thanksgiving style.
Leggings are a must for Thanksgiving. I don’t want to be worried about uncomfortable jeans throughout the day or a belt, but I still want to look nice. These Heathered Zip Leggings from Ann Taylor are my obsession, you think I am kidding but I have three pairs.I used to be so anti legging in public unless I was going to the gym. Then I found these ones that make me feel comfortable enough to wear them all the time.They are on sale right now too for $40 Super thick, and comfy, they are high waisted and my go-to for casual wear or even dressing up for date nights. Cozy Thanksgiving style demands comfort and expanding waistbands.
You could pair this look with boots, flats or in my case, these pointed booties which I can’t find anywhere anymore but these Vince Camuto Pimmy Booties are pretty similar and would look adorable! The oversized sweater can sometimes be a little overwhelming on my frame, so balancing it with high waisted pants, and slightly pointed boots help make my legs look longer than they really are.
I opt to wear my glasses because I might be gone from the house all day and my contacts can get uncomfortable. These classic black frames are from Zenni which is an awesome online glasses store where you can get prescription lenses for like $40 which allows me to change up my style as often as I like without blowing the bank. I’ve bought several pairs of glasses from Zenni, I have had this pair since 2015 and they are still holding up. Just make sure you ask your eye doctor to measure your pupilarly distance as you need that plus a current subscription to order from the site.
I’ve talked about this Cartier love bracelet dupe in a previous blog post but it pairs so well with this look for Thanksgiving. I am obsessed with rose gold and this delicate bracelet can either be added to a stack or worn alone for just the right amount of accessorizing for the day.
Depending on what the dress code is for your Thanksgiving you can dress this outfit up or down more by adding different shoes, accessories, and changing up your makeup or hair. We tend to keep if fairly causal, showing up in everything from cute sweaters to football jerseys, so this outfit is perfect for the way we do the holidays.
I hope you all have a great weekend and are ready to do some serious eating and rock some cozy Thanksgiving style next week!