Everything We’re Wearing to Stay Comfortable & Chic This Thanksgiving
Keep it cozy.
Dressing for Thanksgiving can be tricky, as many of the garments that would make us feel festive and stylish aren't necessarily compatible with spending the day in the kitchen, or, in my case, eating half a pumpkin pie. Luckily for you, we've compiled a list of editor-approved pieces that strike the balance between comfort and taste. From roomy jeans to criminally soft cashmere, these picks are perfect for the holiday, whether you're mashing potatoes or watching the parade from the couch.
Jess Teves, Head of Brand & Editor in Chief
Absolutely obsessed with the cut and feel of these sustainable, vintage-looking straight-leg jeans from AG—paired with an oversized sweater for Thanksgiving, they'll give my look the grown-up polish a holiday dinner deserves. Also, they're fully sustainable and made from conscious hemp denim so you can rest assured this purchase is 100-percent recyclable and biodegradable.
Oversized Merino-cashmere Sweater
This vibrant merino wool and cashmere sweater is so luxurious and soft yet expertly cut in a boxy fit that's absolutely dreamy. Bonus: Its high side slits create the most flattering movement and really allow you to show off your high-waisted denim.
I may be dressing in cozy-chic pieces for the holiday, but let's never forget the accouterments, specifically the layers of gold jewelry. This pendant from Van Cleef is fabulous and timeless, and quite honestly, the freshest way to smarten up any casual look.
Caroline Dunn, Associate Manager of Affiliate Partnerships & Content Strategy
Slim Fit Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater
This is the cashmere turtleneck of dreams and absolute perfection for a chic minimalist holiday look. We know that Thanksgiving is a marathon and not a sprint, so you want to wear something that you'll be comfortable in throughout the day. Polo Ralph Lauren's cashmere serves the purpose of both max comfort and style, and I'll be getting tons of use out of this turtleneck all season long.
Faux Leather Pleated Skirt
This is definitely not my first time incorporating faux leather this season, and there's no month more appropriate for the coffee-colored shade of this skirt than November. Definitely a wardrobe hero for the remainder of autumn.
Baya Hoop Earrings
I'm guilty of wearing these earrings in excess year-round, and Thanksgiving will be no different. They're just too perfect for stacking with complementary hoops, and I get compliments on them all the time. Pro tip: These support patches have been saving me from the damage of heavy earrings for years.
Leya Kaufman, Head of Brand, Publisher & SVP of Sales
Italian Chain Link Necklace
While I know I'll end up rocking drawstring pants and t-shirts for the biggest feasts of the year, I'll elevate my Thanksgiving look with a statement piece like this. It's so versatile that I've worn it as a choker and a lariat already. Disclaimer: I love playing with it too, so wearing it is like bringing a toy to the table for those few minutes of downtime in between dinner courses.
Another must-have this holiday season? A sustainable but casual transitional wardrobe. This is the perfect denim jacket to style with my loungewear. I love how it's a classic eco-conscious purchase too—it might make its debut on Thanksgiving, but I'll keep wearing this piece again and again.
Margaret Medium Zipped Boots
I also initiate my annual obsession with boots every November, and this pair is the first on my wishlist. These boots are undeniably chic but they're also perfect for casual nights with the family. The flat heel will give me the stability I need to chase after my kids in between dinner and dessert.
Maraya Fisher, Fashion Fellow
May Ruffled Moiré Midi Dress
I would describe my holiday style as Courtney Love meets Laura Ingalls Wilder, so this gorgeous, burgundy Batsheva dress was a no-brainer. It's cinched above the waist, leaving room for pie, and the color matches the wine that I will inevitably spill on myself.
x Marc Jacobs Heaven Croc Boot
To balance out the femininity of the dress (and amp up the Courtney Love factor), I am pairing it with these Marc Jacobs Heaven Dr. Martens. I've been wanting a pair of platform Dr. Martens, and the croc-embossed leather and flower-shaped hardware really sealed the deal.
Silver Nico Bracelet
I wouldn't wear necklaces with the neckline of this dress and rings might get lost in the mashed potatoes, so instead I'm opting for a bracelet. Continuing the homesteader-meets-grunge vibe, I'm going with this silver, chain-link bangle.
Gina Marinelli, Features Editor
I'll be heading up to my sister's in Maine this Thanksgiving. It's always a very small and laidback affair, which is what I look forward to. For me, relaxed trousers are the way to go, and I love the casual yet streamlined look of this soft cotton pair.
Skye Puffed-sleeve Jacquard Cardigan
This Ulla Johnson sweater has a nice structured shape, a cute puffed sleeve, and an animal print that's much more my speed in a neutral colorway. It's my ideal kind of statement sweater, one that feels special yet cozy.
Cotton Slouch Sock
I'll be honest: I don't put a ton of thought into my Thanksgiving Day shoes—it's usually a mostly indoor affair—but extra comfy socks are non-negotiable. I'll be wearing these ones by Parachute all day until it's time to cuddle up, watch holiday movies, and inevitably start to doze off on the couch.
Camille Freestone, Associate Style Editor
Georgie Cropped Floral-print Crepe de Chine Top
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I tend to veer toward darker hues and prints. I am often helping in the kitchen so if (read: when) I spill something, it's not the end of the world. A red lip is the perfect finishing touch. Not to mention it's the perfect way to mark which wine glass is yours.
The Emerald Distressed High-rise Straight-leg Jeans
Yes, I know denim is not a popular choice for feasting, so I make sure to select a relaxed pair that won't feel constricting after hours at the dinner table. This relaxed, slightly cropped silhouette is the perfect complement to the below dainty mule.
Knife Bow Accents Mules
My mother shares the same penchant for footwear that I possess; this pair may be my favorite of her collection (quite possibly one of my favorite pairs of shoes in existence). While she has yet to allow me to steal them long term, I make sure to sneak them from her closet at least once while I am visiting. The kitten heel is the perfect way to jazz up a look minus the suffering.