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Travel arrangements? Check. Signed up for a side dish to bring? Check. Grocery list? Eh, in progress. Now there’s just one thing left to do (well, besides actually making the food) and that’s putting together a fall Thanksgiving outfit that will make you feel comfortable yet cute while you gather with friends and family to count your blessings. Once Thanksgiving passes, everyone will be on to Christmas (if they haven’t already), so now is your last chance to break out all the rich browns and light layers before we move on to puffer coats, tartan plaid, and fur. Pick one of these 14 stylish fall Thanksgiving outfit ideas below. Stylish outfit? Check!
1. cable-knit sweater dress + scarf + knee-high boots
A sweater dress for fall? Groundbreaking. Yep, you’ve seen this before, but there are just some things you don’t change because they’re already perfect. This is one of them.
A sweater dress is the perfect thing to wear for Thanksgiving because it’s easy to wear, comfortable, and yet dressy enough without trying too hard. Throw on boots and a scarf and you’re good to go.
2. long coat + rib knit dress + knee-high boots
If you’re headed to a formal dinner, copy this outfit for an elevated twist to your cozy sweater dress. A maxi rib knit dress is still stretchy (because bloat and restriction do not go together) while being slightly dressier.
Pairing this dress with heeled boots adds a classy, sophisticated touch, as does the long belted black coat.
3. wide-leg pants + cable-knit collar sweater + loafers
Roomy pants? Yes, please. Pants you can actually move in paired with a cozy cable-knit sweater are a great fall combination. These cooler tones will pair better with silver accents, and to go the extra mile, match the buckle on the shoes to your earrings. It’s one of the best subtle ways to look elevated.
And as for the clear non-prescription glasses, why not just throw on a pair of glasses even if you don’t need them? It completes the studious look that we all love come fall.
4. flared leggings + graphic sweatshirt + blazer + socks with loafers + hat
If you want the comfort of leggings but the style of pants, then these flared leggings are the pick for you. For a fashion-meets-scholarly look, pair your bottoms with a graphic sweatshirt and loafers.
Wearing visible socks with your chunky heel loafers adds a touch of fashion to this look. And topping off this ensemble with a blazer instantly dresses it up, making it feel a bit more put together for Thanksgiving.
5. straight-leg jeans + long-sleeve shirt + tie belt coat + beanie + boots
For the casual laid back woman, the basics of a solid pair of jeans and a long-sleeve shirt will never fail.
There’s nothing too “Thanksgiving” about this look, but the rich brown coat paired with the lug sole boots are perfect companions to this fall season.
6. straight-leg jeans + sweater + long coat + sneakers
If your Thanksgiving looks more like being on the go or traveling to the next get-together, then it only makes sense that your outfit reflects that. Jeans and sneakers are casual items, yet the chunky cozy sweater brings in the fall element.
If you want to instantly elevate an outfit, top it off with a long camel or neutral coat. This must-have piece adds a touch of class to your jeans and sneakers.
7. straight-leg jeans + long-sleeve shirt + poncho shawl + mule slides
This outfit encapsulates casual chic. This stretchy striped shirt adds interest and a touch of chic to this look, while still being comfortable to wear (I know because I have it!).
This poncho/shawl is a perfect fall color and is also perfect for adding a little bit of warmth and coverage. Plus, when you’re ready to veg out on the couch, it can double as a blanket. Mule slides with a gold bar subtly dress up this outfit.
8. straight-leg jeans + button-down + sweater vest + loafers + hat
For an academic meets fashion student vibe, consider this look. The neutral sweater vest worn over the classy striped button-down is a great layer to add interest.
The chunky loafers and boucle bucket hat are stylish fall accessories that add a quirky style to this ensemble.
9. wide-leg joggers + sweater + long coat + sneakers
Casual yet cute is what you’ll find in this look. The wide-leg joggers offer both comfort and style while the chic sweater takes this look up a notch.
Of course, the real MVP is the long, classy coat. If you want to elevate something casual, always start (or finish) with your outerwear. To dress down the coat, throw on a pair of sneakers.
10. shirt dress + leggings + long cardigan + mule slides
Want to dress up your leggings? Easy. Pair them with a shirt dress, especially one in an elevated satin material. Top it off with a knit cardigan to play with textures and add a touch of cozy.
Gold hoops and mule slides dress up this look, so it doesn’t look like a “lounging around the house” look. Yet, you’ll still feel like you are. Magnifique!
11. maxi dress + sneakers + cardigan
A roomy maxi dress is the next best thing to a cozy sweater dress for a stylish Fall Thanksgiving outfit idea. Top it off with a chunky cardigan to bring the fall element.
If you’re more of a casual woman, then pair this outfit with sneakers as pictured (I have the Vejas and love them!). Yet this basic yet stylish look creates the background for any type of shoe style you love, whether that be ankle boots, loafers, or flats.
12. plaid skirt + button-down + sweater vest + knee-high boots
If you can’t wear a preppy plaid look in the fall then when can you? This outfit hits all the right notes for a stylish Fall Thanksgiving look. A white button-down adds the classic element to this look while the sweater vest keeps it cozy.
The riding boots (which are making a comeback) and saddlebag add that equestrian vibe that just screams fall (or horse riding, not sure).
13. oversized button-down shirt + stirrup leggings + crop top + ballet flats
For a stylish twist on your everyday leggings outfit, choose stirrup leggings in a fall/winter print. Boring leggings? Don’t know her. Pair your bottoms with loafers or ballet flats to show off this detail.
The cropped shirt worn over the oversized button-down can cinch you in and some definition to your upper half (but you could easily forgo that).
14. sweater dress + chunky boots + long coat + beanie
Copy this look if you are the sweet meets edgy woman. The juxtaposition of the cozy sweater dress paired with chunky boots adds a stylish interest.
Add a beanie for warmth yet keep it classy with an elevated coat. Perfect!
The best types of Thanksgiving outfits are ones that dress up your everyday basics. For even more tips to master the styling of your basics, keep reading: 18 Tried and Tested Ways on How To Dress Better Using Your Basics