What to Wear as Thanksgiving Guest (PHOTOS)

what to wear thanksgiving guestThanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year because it centers entirely around food and family. If you’re lucky enough to be a guest this year, I’ve got the perfect outfit for you using one of the season’s hottest items -- the plaid shirt dress. Of course, we all indulge a little bit on Thanksgiving, so we want to wear something comfortable, flexible, and stretchy! The shirt dress is just the right answer and the plaid print keeps it trendy and up-to-date.


Let’s pair the plaid shirt dress with some leggings. Remember -- leggings are not pants! So we want to make sure our tops are long enough to cover our bums when we wear leggings. Since the plaid shirt dress comes down to the mid thigh, the length is perfect. Booties with some detail and a low heel complete the outfit. Because it’s Thanksgiving, I wanted to add an accessory that expresses our gratitude and love for our families, so be sure to check out my necklace choices below. And finally, as a Thanksgiving guest, we always want to arrive with a small token of our appreciation. With wine being a popular choice, I included two stylish wine gift bags for you to choose from.

I've created two similar outfits -- one that's more budget friendly and one that's splurgier.

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I’m feeling very grateful this year. In 2015, I traveled to Alaska, continued my journey as a personal stylist entrepreneur, and ran three marathons! I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

Thanksgiving Guest, Budget Friendly:
Our budget-friendly outfit starts with the Flannel Daywalk Shirtdress by Madewell. Have you visited Madewell lately? Next time you’re at the mall, stop in to check out their denim and plaid shirts. Great quality, great price point, great style. If you love a bootie with some detail, you won’t want to miss this pair by Rocket Dog. At just $49.95, these boots look much more luxurious. Uniqlo is my favorite store for basics, so pick up a few pairs of these legging pants that cost just $19.90. Show your family your gratitude with this necklace by Etsy designer Lime Green Modern. And finally, bring your wine in this beautiful gift bag that says “Grateful Hearts Gather Here.”

what to wear thanksgiving guest

Shown above (clockwise from top left): Flannel Daywalk Shirtdress in Glendale Plaid ($98, madewell.com); Leggings in Black ($19.90, uniqlo.com); Thanksgiving Wine Gift Bag ($10, etsy.com); Silver Gratitude Necklace ($27, etsy.com); Rocket Dog Sayla Booties in Mushroom Vintage Worn ($49.95, zappos.com).

Thanksgiving Guest, Splurge Worthy:
Do you have a Rails plaid shirt yet? Well, you should! I just gave one to my sister for her birthday and she loves it! You could say it’s the perfect plaid shirt -- soft, snuggly, and stylish. The Rails Nadine Check Dress is your perfect plaid shirt as a dress. And I love the cobalt/ruby color combination. As a petite girl, I love a platform shoe, and these booties by Sole Society are adorable. Everyone needs a good solid pair of basic black leggings in her wardrobe, and this pair from Banana Republic will be a staple in your closet for the entire season. Our accessory this week is by one of my favorite NYC jewelry designers -- Tina Tang. I first met Tina in her jewelry boutique in the West Village over 10 years ago, and I’ve been a big fan of her designs ever since. Check out her Reminder I Love You Necklace and wear it to Thanksgiving dinner as a reminder to cherish your family. Finally, the wine gift bag by Feed Projects is the perfect gift and it provides five school meals for children around the world. That’s Thanksgiving at its best.

what to wear thanksgiving guest

Shown above (clockwise from top left): Rails Nadine Check Dress ($148, bloomingdales.com); Basic Legging Black ($29.50, bananarepublic.com); Feed Projects Wine Bag($22, feedprojects.com) Sole Society Jessy Nubuck Platform Bootie in Dark Gray ($110, solesociety.com); Tina Tang Reminder I Love You Necklace ($145, tinatang.com).


Top images clockwise via bloomingdales.com; uniqlo.com; etsy.com; solesociety.com; etsy.com

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