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Style Inspiration: What to wear to Thanksgiving dinner?

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you might be wondering what to wear to dinner. Since the Thanksgiving holiday is usually celebrated with friends and family over an elaborate meal, you might want to go with an ensemble that is polished but comfortable. People often wonder why the need to "dress up" for a holiday meal, I believe it's a show of respect for the occasion, your dinner host(s) and the other guests. It is an occasion where you'll likely reconnect with those you haven't seen in a while and you should want to look your best. Besides the turkey shouldn't be the only one who's well dressed. Here are 2 ideas to keep you looking good on turkey day.


An ensemble consisting of a blazer, dark jeans and oxfords is a classic combination. It's understated and casual, perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. You can substitute the blazer for a cardigan or chunky sweater for a more relaxed look. In addition, you can pair your blazer with a V-neck sweater for a layered look that's a little more dressed up. This is also the perfect time of year to break out your Fair Isle sweater, the prints tend to be very interesting and add a little extra panache to the basic sweater-jeans combo. A necktie isn't necessary but it adds an unexpected element that's welcomed. Try one of these outfits, you'll feel cool, classy and confident.


Another idea for a Thanksgiving dinner outfit is to incorporate some trendy elements into your look like unique bracelets, rolled jeans or eye-catching colors. Take caution not to overdo it with the trendy elements, balance is key. But done right, trendy elements add a serious cool factor to your look. Or you can go for a modern and sleek vibe with a turtleneck and slim trousers. The key to successfully pulling off a trendy look is to stay true to your personal style.

Final Thoughts

Don't forget footwear, a great pair of shoes will complete an ensemble. For dressier occasions, loafers or boots in brown, black or grey pair well with most outfits. Whichever style you choose, make sure you add your own spin to it and have fun. Ultimately, Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy your friends and family, don't spend too much time worrying about what to wear. Remember to keep it simple and enjoy the day. Let me know what you plan to wear this Thanksgiving.

Stay stylish friends...

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