Your Ultimate Guide To Dressing For Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving | Outfit Ideas

November 18, 2018

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What to wear and how to rock your Thanksgiving & Friendsgiving OOTD? 
The answer is Effortlessly Chic, Cozy, and Comfortable...

Every time I think of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to my mind is ‘more Turkey, Mr.Chandler?’ from my favoritest TV show, Friends, followed by all their Thanksgiving dinners (and disasters, yeah, I am thinking about ‘Well, of course, it smells really bad. You have your head up a dead animal's ass!’), and flashbacks.

And of course, my favoritest of them all, cuz it’s both hilarious and yet super practical for this time of the year… here’s a recap for ya, in case you need it ;)

“Joey: Oh yes I do. Otherwise what's next? You know today I'm just a guy who can't finish a turkey, but tomorrow I'm the guy who eats half a Powerbar, wraps up the rest, and puts it in the fridge? 
No! No, I just...
I just-I just gotta change my pants. What was I thinking, jeans have no give. (Exits.)
Joey (entering, wearing the maternity pants from earlier) All right, where's that turkey?
Phoebe: Joey! Those are my maternity pants!
Joey: Not now! These are my Thanksgiving pants!”


So, you and I can just follow Joey’s advice and beg, borrow, steal someone’s maternity pants (mine’s still lying somewhere in the back of my closet) and pair it with an oversized chunky sweater and call it a day while we go gobble gobble gobble…

Or, we can follow these simple tips, look our most stylish and comfortable self while still adhering to Joey’s advice as we choose our Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving OOTD: 

Tip 1: It’s already quite cold in most parts of the US (if it’s not cold where you are, you lucky you), so pick an outfit that is both cozy and chic. Think oversized sweaters with pom poms or lace-ups and pair it with moto leggings, off-the-shoulder knit dresses with OTK boots, or go for trendy layers with cardigans, dusters, vests or even a slip dress over a t-shirt. Check out the posts here (stunning OOTD ideas under $35) and here (best fall trends and fashion staples) for a gazillion other ideas.

Tip 2: The thing about cold weather is that a lot of people tend to wear neutrals but instead stand out from the crowd with some colorful choices, plus, it will instantaneously boost your mood no matter how cold or rainy the weather outside is. And this season, it’s all about forest green, rusty orange, burgundy, spiced yellow and vibrant purple (a new trending color this year).

Tip 3: The most important tip of all is to wear something that is airy, comfortable and not too tight. After hogging all that delicious Thanksgiving food, you don’t want anything pressing against your tummy or you will regret it (anything that has no give is a big NO, NO ;)). The answer is ‘stretchy’ baby!

Tip 4: Once you have finalized what to wear, finish off the look with a statement jewelry or a blanket scarf, ankle boots or the trending thigh high boots, and a beanie or a fedora hat, and get ready to enjoy the day!

So, are you Thanksgiving-ready yet? Let me know in the comments below what your go-to outfit to wear to a Thanksgiving dinner is?

And as you go, just remember…
“Let me explain to you how the human body works. I have to warm up my stomach first.” 
I think I have already been in the process for the last 1 month haha ;)


“A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles."



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