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What to wear on Thanksgiving – 3 Outfits 3 Different Occasion

This is it! Halloween is sadly over, and it’s time to get on with the LONG holiday season.  Starting with the American Thanksgiving. Now in case you are wondering. I am actually Canadian. So our Thanksgiving was last month, but I know a lot of you are from the United States. There are so many opportunities to dress up or down around the holiday’s depending on the event and what will be going on, so I wanted to show you what to wear on Thanksgiving. Three totally different Thanksgiving Day event with 3 totally different outfits to choose from.

You have everything from super small get-togethers of close family, all the way to large family get-togethers. I want to show you options for each that are comfortable, gorgeous and are majority natural materials. No one truly feels comfy cozy in polyester..let’s be honest!

What to wear on Thanksgiving

What to Wear on Thanksgiving

Casual Small intimate Thanksgiving

Low Key Thanksgiving

This is a dinner (or lunch) that you would share with your significant other or a very small amount of family members. Something that is casual enough to not care too much about what you are wearing, but you still want to set a good impression.

There’s nothing better than comfy sweaters and leggings, so amping up your leggings with the appearance of a shiny vinyl top coat just makes it look like a little more effort was put in the actually necessary. BONUS: These tights are also faux fleece lined for extra warmth and comfort. They pair so well with an extra long cable knit sweater. I chose this almond cable knit sweater purely based on its simplicity. It’s fairly low key and basic, but you can easily dress it up as well. The cable knit is a lower profile than what you are probably used to from grandma’s sweaters, and that’s a good thing. This will help EVERY body type. There is nothing more unflattering than thick large cable knitting in my honest opinion! Low profile is always the way to go!

The nice thing about a low key holiday gathering is not worrying so much about what you wear. However, you do have to get to the event, so this belted trench coat in a deep mossy/forest green will look fantastic over your sweater. It’s slightly shorter than the sweater, so when you belt it up, you can show off a layered appearance that looks A-MAZING! Not to mention the ¾ length sleeves will also easily show off your cable knit sweaters honeycomb pattern on the sleeves. After all, a layered look is what fall fashion is all about! Now no matter what, every outfit needs accessories, but with this outfit, you don’t have to go all out at all. I simply paired it up with a cute set of fluffy booties from Olivia Miller and a pair of dark gold hexagon hoop earrings.  



Friendsgiving Day Outfit

I’m not going to lie, I’ve never been to a “Friendsgiving”, but I honestly LOVE the idea of it! Being with people you truly enjoy spending time with, eating good food, drinking and having a great time. This all sounds fantastic to me. However, with this also comes a certain sense of fashion etiquette in my opinion. I think friends will always push each other to look their best, and unless you are having a PJ party there is no reason why you shouldn’t look your utmost comfy best!

There’s nothing better than a simple dress dolled all up. This is such a simple and cute black dress with little to no detailing. It has a great comfortable length, and of course, the key ingredient is long sleeves. That is so important with this crazy weather we seem to be having. Then just amp it up with some super sleek vegan black suede thigh high boots, this will help cover up a little more and give some attention to your legs. So if your legs are one of your best features, this is such a classic way to show them off! Now just add your accessories, like a really cute ombre scarf in red and black ( my personal favorite color combo), those super cute Rachel Jackson Hexagon earrings, and a complimentary rose gold watch. The two golds together just pair so deliciously well!

This outfit is again, super simple and easy to pull together for even a last-minute Friendsgiving. I love the gold accents of the jewelry placed over all of that black. It just makes everything POP!


Traditional Thanksgiving with Family


Family Thanksgiving OOTD

This outfit is honestly my absolute FAVOURITE. It’s simple but so incredibly stylish. I have always loved pairing different fabrics and patterns together, so this outfit really stands out. My inspiration for this piece was when I saw this gorgeous wrap blouse from Miss Selfridge. It completely inspired me! It’s simple detailed lines make for a great eye-catching ensemble. I thought of making the rest of the outfit plain to really show it off. But I am one of those women, that when I go out, I go ALL out! So I paired it up with a gorgeous pair of rose-embroidered black jeans from Water Every Sunday.

These are still super simple skinny jeans, but the classic black just adds an extra OOMPH of eye-catching deliciousness. Pair this with some accessories like these faux leather and lace ankle booties, and this brown houndstooth top handle Satchel bag and BAM…this is one gorgeous look at me/talk about how fabulous I look outfit! BUT, you can’t forget your simple accessories! So give them some KISS (keep it simple stupid…you’re not stupid though..it’s just the phrase! You know I love you) and break out a simple statement bangle like this No Holds Barred Gold Bangle and White faux suede wrap choker. The gold will pop off of the dark pallet of your outfit and the white wrap choker will draw the eye up the body, making you look taller and sophisticatedly trendy.


I love fashion, and it changes at the drop of a hat, so a lot of these pieces are great to have as basics that can stand the test of time! You can add to them and occasionally change them out. If you want another classic to keep in your beauty routine check out my review on Live Clean Shampoo. This is a great vegan/cruelty-free shampoo that works phenomenally. I hope this helped you come up with some ideas of what to wear on Thanksgiving, no matter which type of gathering you end up going to. 


I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, no matter who you spend it with.

  1. Great outfit ideas. I love that black dress.

  2. Loving these looks! That green jacket in the first look is gorgeous!

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