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Go on, have another slice of pumpkin pie.
There are few things better than a great big Thanksgiving feast shared with family and friends. If you choose your outfit wisely, you're free to indulge without worrying about rigid waistbands or fitted dresses holding you back.
We've got outfit ideas that will keep you comfy and stylish, no matter how you celebrate this totally indulgent holiday.
A cozy Thanksgiving with your immediate family
Not all families have large gatherings around the holidays. Maybe you're cooking a turkey breast (or tofurky) instead of the whole bird, or maybe there's no dinner at all and you'll spend the evening watching movies on the couch. If you're planning something small with just your partner, or your parents, or your kids, keep your outfit simple. We love the idea of an oversized shirt dress (bonus points for season-appropriate tartan), topped with a maxi cardigan. Flat, menswear-inspired shoes and sparkly socks keep this look from being too casual—you still want to look nice, after all.
Thanksgiving at the cottage
Whether you're going with only a few people, or your entire family, Thanksgiving at the cottage has something going for it other than the scenery—the very casual dress code. We recommend a stretchy, long-sleeve top paired with boyfriend jeans (the baggier, the better) and a roomy turtleneck sweater (the one shown below is actually a vest). Finish off the look with simple (waterproof) boots, just in case you decide to walk off that second serving of mashed potatoes after dinner.
The big family affair
If you're attending a fam jam with all of your relatives, you need to look on point—especially if someone in the group is an amateur photographer. There will be pictures. And you will be tagged on Facebook. We recommend opting for roomy trousers (a drawstring helps) in a stylish fabric like velvet, which also happens to be extremely comfortable. Pair with a long, roomy sweater in a flattering colour (this eggplant works with all skin tones) and sparkly accessories. For shoes, try a comfortable ankle boot with a trendy western-inspired twist.
If you're having a friends-only Thanksgiving event, we recommend playing with texture for added interest in your oversized ensemble. Keep it comfy with an A-line blouse (the one shown is in classic denim) and faux-leather leggings, which are both fancy and comfortable. Top it off with your favourite blanket scarf or poncho and some cool boots. This outfit will keep you covered, whether you indulge in drinks, turkey or cake—or all of the above.
The easiest—and most affordable—way to update your fall wardrobe? Add a shot of the season's trendiest colour: red.
Whether you're bold enough to wear head-to-red red, or easing into the trend with a vibrant accessory, we've got 12 stunning picks that will have you turning heads all season long. The best part? Each item is under $100.
Top with tie, $48, additionelle.com.
Adidas Santiago red watch, $95, thebay.com.
HD in Paris Top, $88, anthropologie.com.
Cross body bag, $55, aldoshoes.com.
Moto jacket with trim, $98, additionelle.com.
Long sleeve tee, $55, bananarepublic.ca.
Novesta Star Master Classic, $80, asos.com.
Chunky knit sweater, $55, gapcanada.ca.
Asos Curve dress with low back, $32, asos.com.
Silence + Noise Mini Nylon Backpack, $64, urbanoutfitters.com.
Dress with frills, $70, hm.com/ca.
Skinny jeans, $70, mango.com.
For more fall fashion trends, check out our 7 best style bets.
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