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Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration: 4 Cute Looks to Try



If you’re looking for a variety of cute, cozy, and neutral Thanksgiving outfit ideas, you’ve come to the right place. If you’re looking for a turkey, a way to pass your finals, or a recipe for your great aunt’s sweet potatoes, than you have not come to the right place. Scroll down to check out the looks:

1. Don’t Let Your Summer Dresses Fall Behind

Summer dress, cardigan, and combat boots outfit

As the title would suggest, here I’m wearing one of my favorite dresses from the summer with my oatmeal cardigan. I wear this cardigan almost as much as I eat oatmeal – in other words, every day. Oatmeal is the breakfast of champions and this cardigan is the layer of champions.

On my feet, I decided to make this outfit look more autumn-appropriate with brown combat boots and some tall tan socks. Tall socks are not only a cute, unexpected addition to any outfit, but they keep your legs warmer, too! I like them on bare legs or over leggings.

Personally, I don’t mind wearing brown and black together – would you ever mix them?

2. Sweaters & Chiffon

Sweater skirt and chiffon blouse outfit

This outfit is like a transformer: it can go from casual, as shown above, to dressy with the addition of heels and more jewelry.

I kept it casual because you never know what’s going to happen on Thanksgiving. Someone could forget the pies, dishes might be split, or you could end up searching for you grandmother’s renegade cat. Hence, I’m wearing the world’s comfiest flats: Minnetonka moccasins.

Like my dress above, this chiffon top has adorable little buttons on the front, as well as bat-wing style sleeves. Since it is loose and flouncy, I wore something more form-fitting on the bottom: a gray chevron sweater skirt. I’m also wearing a vintage bangle and faux-vintage ring.

3. Infinity Scarf Over Neutrals


To jazz up the simple neutrals in this look, I’m wearing a colorful floral infinity scarf and a fishtail braid.

Infinity scarves are great for turkeys like me that can’t figure out how to wear a scarf. This outfit is perfect for running around or doing some last-minute errands before dinner.

I’d like to pretend that my camel boots and tan pants represent the leaves on the ground and my gray shirt the shadows in between them – but in reality, I just like tan and gray together. I wear this tortoiseshell watch every day (it’s by Relic and a good dupe for those infamous Michael Kors watches).

I have a serious question. Have you seen people wearing infinity scarves without looping them? Like a giant, long, loop? Do you wear them this way? Inquiring minds want to know.

4. Autumn Shorts

Shorts, army jacket, tights, and boots outfit

Nothing screams, “fall,” like these shorts (unless it’s the “Caution: Wet Floor” signs on staircases). To keep all the attention on the shorts, I’m wearing a plain top and black sweater leggings to add texture. Like always, I’m wearing tall boots and a handy dandy utility jacket.

What Do You Think?

Which of these outfits is your favorite? What are you wearing this Thanksgiving? What are your go-to pieces this month? Leave a comment below and tell me your thoughts!

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17 Responses to “Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration: 4 Cute Looks to Try”

  1. 1
    November 17th, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks so much for this post! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s great to have posts like these that will help me figure out what to wear!

  2. 2
    November 17th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    love the 3rd outfit the best! as far as your question, i’ve never seen anyone wear an infinity scarf without looping it and wouldn’t wear it that way myself because it would just be way too long.

  3. 3
    November 17th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I liked all four of these Thanksgiving outfits! I like how you incorporated different pieces from summer and made them fit right into the Fall looks! My favorite was the summer dress with the sweater and the chiffon and sweater. I think both these looks were great combinations! Thanks for the ideas!

  4. 4
    November 17th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Leah, I have to know where you got those shorts!

  5. 5
    November 17th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Love these looks, especially the last two. Those shorts are just fantastic.
    The best part of this article is your humor! You’re hilarious!!
    Sidenote, I’ve seen several girls on my college campus wear the infinity scarves in one long loop. I think it looks just okay. I’m 4’11 and all my scarves come down to my knees when I wear them all out, so I’m just gonna avoid that trend, personally.
    But seriously… where are those shorts from??

  6. 6
    November 17th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you!

    Jes–I got these at a local boutique called Jack & Darcy’s. The brand is “Billy by Flying Tomato.” I’m glad you like them!

  7. 7
    November 17th, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Haha I love that joke about the wet floor sign Leah! Great post too– the third outfit is perf :)

  8. 8
    November 17th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    These outfits are perfect!

  9. 9
    November 17th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Love me some cozy cardigan and utility jacket this Fall! I think it’s a Fall must-have. Love this post!

  10. 10
    November 18th, 2013 at 11:57 am

    #2 is my fav. So cute!

    And for your question in #3, sometimes I wear my infinity scarf without looping it because I like long scarves =)

  11. 11
    November 18th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I love your outfits!

  12. 12
    November 20th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you!!

  13. 13
    November 24th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Love the looks I would totally wear something like that

  14. 14
    November 24th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Love your combat boots in #1! Where did you get them?

  15. 15
    November 26th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I love your looks Leah! Definitely right in with the fall trends.

  16. 16
    November 28th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you :) My combat boots are from Belk, Bri. Glad you like them!

  17. 17
    November 30th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I like outfits 3 and 4. Very cute.

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