Thanksgiving is going to look a little—or a lot—different this year for most of us. We will be sticking closer to home, and our face-to-face gatherings may be smaller than usual. On the fashion front, we’re leaning all the way into casual comfort since there aren’t as many opportunities to go all out. But whatever else is going on in the world, some things remain the same: Thanksgiving is a day to relax, to reflect on what’s most meaningful to us…and to eat more than we intended. With all that in mind, we focused on laid-back Thanksgiving outfit ideas that look fantastic and feel even better. Whatever your plans include, here’s how to make yourself comfortable before, during and after dinner.
Dress to De-Stress
If your holiday goal is maximum relaxation, this is the Thanksgiving look for you. It’s built around a foundation of sporty, comfort-first loungewear, so you’ll be ready to toss the football in the backyard before dinner and cozy up on the couch after.
The softest separates come together in this cute outfit, warmed up with a rich, autumn-inspired palette. Smart sneakers, a bag and a beanie take it in a preppy direction, and the double-breasted blazer adds a touch of tailored sophistication.
This outfit is all about kicked-back cool, from the slouchy fleece sweats to the retro vest to the cozy wool hat. To drive home the classic athleisure vibe, we grounded the look with sneakers that throw back to with '70s-inspired sneakers.
Good news: you don’t have to cancel Friendsgiving this year. If you live in a warmer area (or you managed to snag a heater for your patio), you can just move it outside. Luckily, it’s easy to dress for the weather without sacrificing style. Warm layers are your key to outdoor entertaining.
Pile on stylish pieces to beat the chill. Bonus: this is a great way to tap into the season’s boho trend. Start with a chunky knit turtleneck and your denim of choice, then add warm layers as needed. Finish the look with lace-up boots.
Cozy knits are a good bet for climate control. A roomy cardigan like this one can top a T-shirt or a slim-fitting sweater, depending on the weather. Chinos keep it crisp (turkey-day tip: choose a pair of pants with a touch of stretch). If it’s dry outside, add a pop of personality with a statement sneaker.
If your plans are a little more formal—for example, a virtual feast with the new in-laws—you'll want to kick your casuals up a notch. To elevate your dinnertime style, go head-to-toe neutral. These hues are inherently soothing and together can make it seem like you spent more time getting dressed than you did.
This modern, minimalist look has a hidden benefit—it's perfectly comfortable too. Clean lines and luxurious fabrics give it a dressed-up feel, but these easy pieces are ideal for lounging around after the pie's all gone (hello, drawstring waistband!).
This Thanksgiving outfit goes all in on rich, touchable textures. First we formed an ultrasoft foundation with a cable-knit sweater and cords. Faux-fur trim cozies up the jacket, and a tasseled cashmere scarf takes it right over the top.