Going Out to Eat:
Skirt & Tights
Why it works: Going out can mean a bit of a dressier occasion. Depending on how dressy the place is, you may even feel obliged to wear something dressier. Pairing a sweater with a skirt in a warmer material like tweed or wool, tights and heeled boots, is a fail-safe ensemble for going out to Thanksgiving dinner.
Why it works: You're among friends who are likely to be around your age who are more "hip" to what's in and what's not. So why not wear a long, cozy, fabulous, statement of a cardigan that presents an equally fabulous outfit underneath (skinny jeans, loose fitting top with a great statement necklace)? It's Friendsgiving, you don't have to worry about any elderly-folk questioning your get up.
Why it works: Are you hosting dinner this year? Is your centerpiece gorgeous? Table settings flawless? Lighting is beautiful? And the house is smelling divine? Great, now make sure you don't come stumbling out of the kitchen makeup-less and covered in turkey juice and powdered sugar! You want your outfit to be just as presentable as your home, but not so luxurious that it might make your guests feel underdressed (unless you requested a dressier occasion) - after all you are home.
Boyfriend's Parent's House:
Why it works: Now is not the time to pull out your sexiest heels and your lowest swoop neck sweaters (save that for New Years eve). If you're going to be with your significant other's family on Thanksgiving, you want to look put together and approachable because you're most likely going to be meeting his aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, and you don't want them to be afraid to strike up a conversation with you, but you also want them to notice just how pretty and fabulous you are!
Low Key Dinner:
Why it works: Spending the holiday alone? Or just a quiet night with a friend(s) or loved one? Low key holidays are sometimes the best (or worst depending on your mood), but the best thing to be is comfy and warm. So snuggle up with a thick, oversized sweater, your regular ol' jeans, and a scarf to keep you warm.
Why it works: You want to be comfortable but not look it. Look polished with a nice button down, slim fitting pants, a nice pump and sophisticated and subtle accessories. There's no need to be overly dressy but you don't want to look like you don't care. Be comfortable enough to have seconds, curl up on the couch for small talk and drinks, hold babies and take tons of pictures, but don't look like you've let yourself go.
Festive and comfortable
Why it works: Crazy day of long drives and multiple dinners? Try to wear something comfortable but with festive colors; you don't know what the mood of each dinner is going to be, so might as well look festive, if not for your own sanity as well - it'll brighten up the day. Try to stick with a sensible flat boot. The last thing you want to be worrying about is your aching feet.
Have a great holiday everyone!! xoxo