15 Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas
Don’t shoot the messenger, but our American Thanksgiving is exactly two weeks away!
While what to wear for Turkey Day isn’t nearly as important as what’s on the menu, it’s still worth putting some thought into, so today I’m rounding up 15 Thanksgiving outfit ideas for your style inspiration.
Thanksgiving outfits are a funny thing. People have all different kinds of requirements and all different types of dress codes. Some of you dress up and go out to eat, some of you are in the kitchen, some make the rounds of various family groups throughout the day, some of you stay at home in pajamas… and on it goes.
Plus, depending on your area of the country, it could be anywhere from 10 degrees to 98 on Thanksgiving Day.
So yeah, one Thanksgiving Day outfit isn’t going to make you all happy. Heck, a roundup of 15 Thanksgiving Day outfits probably won’t make everybody happy, but I’m going to give it a shot!
15 Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas
Here are 15 Thanksgiving Day outfit ideas for your style inspiration, and some ideas for tweaking them to suit your particular needs.
If you like to be casual and comfortable…
#1. cotton pullover with blue jeans and leopard flats // I get a lot of requests for sweaters with no wool, and this one is 100% cotton and comes in a bunch of fun colors, although I think this mustard color is great for Thanksgiving. It’s also an extra 50% off today with code FLASH.
You could make this look dressier with black jeans and leopard pumps — see this post for inspiration.
#2. ivory sweater + blue jeans + animal print flats // This is another cotton sweater option, but any ivory sweater with blue jeans and animal print flats will work. Swap out the flats for animal print booties, if you want more of an edgy vibe.
#3. rust sweater with light wash jeans and ballet flats (or sneakers) // This rust color is a huge trend for fall, and it looks really good paired with blue jeans, grey jeans, black jeans… you name it!
#4. printed blouse with a lightweight cardigan, jeans, and flats // This is pretty much the perfect Thanksgiving outfit formula because it works no matter what your role is in the day.
If it’s hot, or you need to be working in the kitchen, you can wear the blouse alone (just be sure not to get those ties caught in the oven!) If you’re chilly, you can add your cardigan. Swap the ballet flats for heels if you want to look dressier, or you can wear a more supportive shoe if you’ll be standing in the kitchen all day.
#5. graphic tee with a cardigan, jeans, and sneakers // This is a more casual take on the outfit above, with a graphic tee instead of a blouse, and slip-on sneakers rather than ballet flats.
#6. thermal v-neck tunic with jeans and loafer mules // This top is nice for those who don’t want the bulk or warmth of a sweater, and this terra cotta color is so pretty for fall. It also comes in a slew of other color options as well.
If you like to be a little more dressed up…
#7. leopard cardigan over black blouse with black pants or jeans and black heels // This outfit is super chic and will work for anything from visiting your in-laws to going to dinner at the club. (Swap the jeans for pants if need be.)
#8. sweater dress with knee-high boots // If you’re going out to a restaurant, or even if you’re a houseguest and want to look extra nice, a sweater dress is a great option. Best of all, it allows you to eat as much as you want in supreme comfort!
You can add tights if you need warmth, and ankle boots are an alternative if you want a more trendy look.
#9. printed blouse with ankle skinny pants and pumps // This blouse comes in so many different prints, and it’s perfect paired with black pants if you want a dressier outfit.
If you prefer something in between…
#10. ivory turtleneck with blue jeans and cognac booties // This is a classic color combo that I am clearly fond of, but it’s such a nice color palette for fall. The leopard bag turns it up a notch, but it’s not really necessary. You could do a leopard scarf instead, on top of an ivory crewneck or v-neck top.
#11. evergreen sweater with black jeans and black boots // This sweater is from last year, but this one at J.Crew Factory is almost the same color, just with balloon sleeves and a more traditional turtleneck, and it’s 50% off right now. Another option is this one from Madewell, and it’s 25% off.
#12. ivory sweater with olive jeans and cognac boots // I love this color combo for fall, and it’s perfect for a Thanksgiving Day gathering, perhaps if you’re a guest? I know you wouldn’t stand in the kitchen all day in these boots.
#13. camo tee with ivory cardigan, blue jeans, and taupe ankle boots // This is a great outfit option for those of you who need to be in the kitchen, or those who are hot-natured and don’t want to be committed to long sleeves all day. You don’t need the sweater to make a cute outfit, so you can take it off if you need to.
These booties are very comfortable, but if you’re in the kitchen, you may want to swap them out for comfortable flats, even fashion sneakers.
#14. stripe cardigan in fall colors with grey jeans and neutral booties // Unfortunately this sweater is selling out, but there are some other similar options around, or perhaps you have one in your closet.
#15. off-white sweater with white jeans and taupe boots // I love this monochromatic outfit in shades of white and beige, especially for a holiday outfit.
Granted, I would only wear this if I was going to be a houseguest for Thanksgiving Day and knew I wouldn’t be put to work in the kitchen, but it’s a very chic look for Turkey Day!
Here’s a similar option with a camel sweater. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to wear this bulky of a scarf indoors, but you might have a lighter one.
If you don’t plan to leave your house all day…
BONUS OUTFIT: comfy joggers, t-shirt, and thermal cardigan // Okay, so this picture is obviously verrrry old, but this cardigan is still available in black and white. I love it, even though the draped style is looking a bit dated. I still have both of mine and wear them a lot around the house and with my pajamas in the evenings.
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