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No matter where you’re spending the Thanksgiving holiday, the dilemma is typically the same each year: what do you wear to walk the line between cute and comfortable? On the one hand, you’re likely tempted to show up in a baggy sweater and sweatpants because loose, button-free garments allow for Thanksgiving feasting without being constricted by your clothes. On the other, you’re looking forward to pulling off the latest holiday fashion trends, from high shine sequins to feather-finished pant lines that call for a pair of heels.
We’re here to help you arrive at a happy medium, because you shouldn’t feel obligated to stay in your regular tracksuit combination, even if you’re hosting guests within your own home. Whether you balance out a pair of tailored slacks and heeled leather boots with a stylish hoodie; pair an oversize cardigan with tights and platforms, rather than loose pants; cover a simple, autumnal-toned slip with a streamlined blazer for extra polish; or style your free-flowing maxi with cowboy boots for a distinct Western touch, there’s a Thanksgiving outfit idea here for your aesthetic, while still allowing for all the cozy season feels. Ahead, check out a selection of seasonally appropriate looks styled by fashion creators who are constantly on the go, so they tend to prioritize functional, versatile basics in unexpected ways. And if you spot pieces that you don’t already have on hand, we gathered a few trusty options for you to shop right now. Keep reading to get inspiration for your Thanksgiving look.
— Additional reporting by Nikita Charuza