The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away, and chances are, on top of your family dinner and Black Friday shopping, you’ve also got a Friendsgiving planned for Saturday night or Sunday.
If you’re still stressing out about what to wear to Friendsgiving, never fear! We got you, girl, no matter whether you’re hosting or just showing up – maybe – to your squad’s soiree this year.
You’re opening up your home / apartment / dorm room to your closest friends, fam, and coworkers, so not only will you be spending the day cooking, cleaning, and prepping for the party, but you’ll need your outfit game to be on point.
It’s tempting to want to pull out all the stops when you’re entertaining, but trust me – the last thing you want is to be worrying about uncomfortable high heels, smeared lipstick, or a skirt that’s too short. Stick to something comfortable, simple, and chic that makes you feel like a million bucks so you cross your outfit off of the things I have to worry about list.
For a look that’s comfy, cute, and stylish, try a sleek printed sheath dress in a dark neutral color (nothing’s worse than a wine stain on a white dress, amiright?) and a pair of edgy black booties with a low heel. A statement necklace adds a bit of bling to the look, but avoid anything feathery, furry, glittery or overly dangly – for your food’s sake. Opt for a smoky eye and the blackest black mascara for a dramatic, no-fuss look. You won’t miss your lipstick, I promise!
And, of course, you’ll be hosting, so you’ll need to provide the protein for this holiday shindig. Turkeys are a pain in the @ss to cook and are pretty $$$, and leave you with more leftovers than you can ever, ever, eat, so opt for a roast chicken instead.
The Host’s BAE/BFF/Roommate
If your BFF, SO, roommate, or sibling is hosting Friendsgiving, they’re probably counting on you to either 1) show up early and help, 2) bring a substantial dish to pass, 3) not show up in leggings and a messy topknot, or 4) all of the above.
For a look that’s cute and polished but won’t upstage your hardworking host, pair a flouncy marsala-colored midi skirt with a cute sweater and cognac booties. A gold statement necklace and a deep wine lip look super festive but casual enough when paired with textured waves. A deep burgundy bag adds a touch of polish and edge.
Even if cooking’s not your thing, you can still bring a lifesaving dish to pass, like this easy, lemony green bean dish that heats up easily in the microwave (so you’re not commandeering your hostess’ precious oven space!).
The Party Girl
Whether you love the holidays or you just love to party, this is your fave time of the year and you can’t wait to let loose and have a grand old time with your friends! You’re the life of the party and everyone loves it when you show up, because they know they’re in for a fun night.
You never pass up a chance to wear the latest trends or sparkly statement pieces, so for this Friendsgiving, pair your newest sparkly crop top with an on-trend cobalt blue blazer and a pair of ripped black boyfriend jeans for a cool but glam look. You won’t need much in the way of accessories, but a pair of glitzy earrings will add a touch of polish, while a cheeky clutch brings the fun. A pair of cut-out booties and an impeccable cat-eye rounds out this perfect party look.
Somehow, all the party girls I know are also excellent bakers, so whip up a couple dozen of your favorite holiday treats. A party can never have too much food, and Friendsgiving can never have too many desserts!
The Free Spirit
You might have multiple engagements lined up for the night, or you may just not know when you can get there, or you maybe don’t know where the night will take you! That’s okay – we all have that friend and it’s OK to be her sometimes. Let your host know that you might not be there for dinner and just bring your bad self when you get there (along with a nice gift for the host/hostess, like a bottle of wine).
For a look that’s as fun and free as you are, pair a flouncy floral skirt in a fun, femme color with a comfy but sassy statement sweater and a pair of over-the-knee boots for a slightly sexy vibe. Glam gold jewelry like a graphic bangle and dangly pearl earrings add a glitzy feel, while a super-trendy bag brings major drama with a rocker edge. Finish your free-spirited look with a warm utility coat and a red lip.
What do you think?
Do you and your squad celebrate Friendsgving? What are your Friendsgiving traditions? Would you wear any of these looks? Let us know in the comments below!