What to Wear: Casual Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, mostly for the food and the time of year. Who doesn’t love fall? I’m also obsessed with practically every Thanksgiving dinner item like cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, and stuffing so that help too. BUT I truly love Thanksgiving for the opportunity to reflect on what we’re grateful for. For the past two years, I’ve spent it with my boyfriend, Austin, and his family in Michigan. I’m excited we’re doing the same this year as well! Michigan is absolutely beautiful this time of year and since we enjoy getting the Black Friday deals (keep an eye out for a post on these soon), it’s much less hectic than say Chicago.

With the holiday less than a week away, I figured it was appropriate to put together an easy and casual Thanksgiving look. I know not every family has a fancy get-together so this look is great for those of you that want to be comfortable, a bit more laid back, but still look cute. Click read more to see more photos of the outfit I put together!


To me, the perfect fall pieces include a great flannel, dark wash denim, and riding boots. So why not combine all of them, right? My flannel is from J.Crew and the navy blue and forest green is especially appropriate around the holidays but ideal for wearing all winter long. J.Crew’s flannels are some of my favorites because they’re thin enough to layer with pieces like crewneck sweaters or vests like I did here but thick enough to keep you warm worn alone.

I know I’ve worn these riding boots in a recent blog post but I had to pull them out again. They’re on sale for about $100 less than usual on Zappos.com right now too! I’ve been wearing a ton of black lately, including my black booties and knee-highs but every time I bring these cognac ones out, I don’t regret it. Because this is a more casual look, the only accessory I wore was my watch.

If you wanted to make this outfit a little fancier, you could lose the vest and add a statement necklace like this fall toned one or a pair of drop earrings. You could even simply wear the flannel half-tucked into these jeans with a pair of black or navy heels and add some jewelry. If you have two functions to make in one night, this is an easy outfit to transition to and fro.

What are you wearing for your Thanksgiving dinner? Does your family have a fancy or casual afternoon? I’d love to hear so let me know in the comments section below and enjoy your weekend everyone! I hope you all eat a ton of Thanksgiving too.


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