Hello, Darlings! Today’s topic is What To Wear For Thanksgiving. This year your Thanksgiving holiday may look different. Less large gatherings and more intimate events. Either way, you still want to look stylish but most importantly, comfortable.
What To Wear For Thanksgiving- Creating A Comfortable Outfit
Comfort Is Key- Especially If You Are The Cook
Slaving over the hot stove this Thanksgiving? Nothing is worse than putting yourself together only to “sweat it out” running around cooking. Another pitfall is spilling. I have ruined an outfit by spilling food while transferring it to the table last minute-that darn gravy! How about an apron?
Also, consider dressing in layers. Short or sleeveless top to cook in comfort and add a lightweight cardigan or sweater for meal/pictures.
Basic Formula For Outfit For Thanksgiving
Start with comfortable elastic pants. This way if you “overindulge” you will have plenty of room to expand and breathe. Jeans/pants with buttons may not be your best bet. I confess, many times I have gone to the restroom to loosen my jeans/pants after a Thanksgiving meal.
Try to “Level UP” yoga pants by choosing knit pants in boot cut/trouser cut. Still have the comfort factor. Many yoga pants have seam lines running down the side which look much more “athletic”.
What To Wear For Thanksgiving- Tops For Layering
Layers are a great way to stay comfortable for Thanksgiving. I start with a shell layers that is sleeveless.
What To Wear For Thanksgiving- Add A Lightweight Cardigan
I have added several of these Shawl Wrap Cardigans from Kettlewell Colours to my wardrobe. A lightweight cardigan is perfect for layering.
My Thanksgiving Outfit Looks
I have been collecting pieces for just this occasion. Now I have a nice selection of individual base layers and cardigans to create easy outfits. I have choices now! Not just one outfit I hope will work. #nocryingincloset
Simple outfit with fall color such as Chocolate is great for Thanksgiving dinner.
Level Up On Jewelry And Accessories
What To Wear For Thanksgiving- Level Up A Simple Outfit With Jewelry
Because the outfit is so simple, you need to “level UP” with a statement necklace and earrings. Remember the “rules of three” you need to try to add 3 points of interest with jewelry and/or accessories to complete an outfit. This can be a necklace, bracelet, earrings, or much more. Check out my post Wardrobe Basics- Time To Look At Jewelry.
Also, spend a little extra time on your makeup. If pictures are being taken, go heavier than you normally would and add lipstick. Darker fall colors can wash you out if you don’t. A great blogger tip: if it looks good, add a bit more blush.
Avoid Bulky Scarves
My Thanksgiving outfit last year was… trouble. Great formula with the sleeveless base layer, knit pants, and lightweight cardigan but I blew it with a scarf. The scarf was not only bulky and hot, it occasionally got dipped in my food- YUCK! A better choice would have been a statement necklace.
Sweater Are Good Choice- As Long As They Are NOT Bulky And HOT
This is a sweater/fleece that I have worn for several “cooler” Thanksgivings at the lake. Lightweight fleece and non fussy cowl neck makes this top a great choice to pair with black bootcut ponte knit pants.
Our Thanksgiving At The Lake
It will be a quiet celebration this year, sons and their wives will be with the in-laws. So Thanksgiving at the lake will be Dan, Anna, and I with all the furry girls (Emma, Gracie, and Nora).
Growing up, there was so much stress around the food, family, and the event. Literally, it would make me nauseated. So now, my family’s Thanksgiving is very laid back. Most all the food is pre-made, so all I have to do pop it in the oven or warm-up over the stove. Even the turkey is already cooked, I pick up a smoked turkey from our favorite bbq place- no turkey disasters!
In a year where COVID has changed our perspective, I am so blessed, so thankful.