Get pumped, fellow fashionistas and budgetistas: The most highly anticipated shopping event of the year is just days away. We’re talking about none other than Black Friday, of course. After stuffing yourself with turkey (and extra helpings of sweet potato pie), it won’t be long before you’re burning off all the calories in a mad dash to the checkout line. In lieu of your comfiest sweats and Uggs, check out these six foolproof #OOTDs that are big on style, no matter what type of Black Friday shopper you are. May the sales be ever in your favor!
1. Hitting the Outlet Malls
You’re in search of major steals + deals on designer duds for a fraction of the original selling price. If it means pulling an all-nighter to shop ‘til you drop (literally), you’re down. With most outlet malls opening at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, an extra cozy nylon parka (with lots of pockets!) and oversized turtleneck sweater will provide you with both warmth and flexibility in the dressing room. A pair of leggings with enhanced airflow and some running sneakers are practically made for maneuvering from one overcrowded store to the next. Just you wait: Before long, you’ll be working up a sweat and super relieved that you left your floor-length puffer at home.
2. Staycation for One
Regardless of how amazing the early bird specials claim to be, long lines and crowds of angry shoppers just aren’t for you. Instead, you’re all about treating yo’self to a staycation. Kick back, relax and start scrolling for all of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals, ‘cause they’re out there! Slip on your warmest thermal pjs, a fluffy robe and faux-shearling moccasins in case you actually decide to leave your bed. Or not. While everyone else is exhausted and ready to hit the sack, you’ll be feeling more rejuvenated than ever thanks to your sparkly kitty sleep mask.
PJ Luxe PJ Top ($50) and Pants ($50), New Look Fluffy Dressing Gown ($42), Love Stories Kitty Sleep Mask ($30), J.Crew Women’s Crackled Metallic Suede Lodge Moccasins ($55)
3. #OOTD That Can Be Styled on the Fly
Time’s a-ticking, people! If you don’t act fast, that cashmere sweater or those OTK boots (remember, there are only three pairs in stock) will be gone. Getting dressed in record time is a cinch when you plan ahead. For the easiest styling trick in the book, nothing says “I woke up like this” like a no-nonsense slip-on-and-go jumpsuit. It’s that easy. Throw on a belted wool coat, aka the closest thing to a cozy robe that you’ve got, and you’ll be ready to combat the elements in style. Keep the bed head and gusty winds at bay with an adorable cat ear beanie. Lastly, don’t leave home without a sensible (but totally chic) pair of oxfords that will solidify your fashion girl status.
4. The Early (Early!) Birds, AKA the Overnighters
BRRR, it’s cold outside… but the deals are worth it, they said. Unleash you inner eskimo by bundling up from your head to your toes. Be it snow, sleet, single-digit temps or all of the above, come prepared for the worst. Wrap yourself up in a full-body cocoon coat that’s secretly a sleeping bag in disguise and slip on some leather joggers for a full-on athleisure look. A pair of touchscreen gloves, preferably lined with cashmere, are obligatory if you plan on snapchatting and Instagramming your Black Friday experience. As blustery as the winds may be, swap out the snowpocalypse boots for some lightweight running kicks that will give you a competitive edge over fellow shoppers.
5. Shop ‘Til You Drop in Style
While everyone else is bumming it in sweats and a hoodie, you’ve nearly perfected the art of effortless daytime (or rather, midnight) dressing. First things first: An easygoing popover shirtdress in buffalo plaid will always do you right. No need to worry about unfastening any buttons or dealing with annoying zippers — this hero piece is dressing room drama-free. Top it off with an ultra-stylish faux-fur vest to keep you from overheating once inside, and a trusty pair of suede Chelsea boots that are practically made for in-store sprints. Finally, opt for a hands-free fanny pack, so that you can snag everything in sight the first go-around. No buyer’s regret here.
Madewell Flannel Latitude Shirtdress in Buffalo Check ($98), Sunday Best Ovid Vest ($135), Clare Vivier Fannypack ($289), Gap Western Chelsea Boot ($90)
6. The Extra Jolly Holiday Shopper
Early morning crowds + frightful weather? No problem — you’re not a Scrooge! Next to Turkey Day and Christmas, Black Friday is your favorite day of the year. All the more reason to bust out the holiday carols and start dressing the part of Santa’s little helper. Since you’re probably not going to be showing up as an actual elf anytime soon, a wool sweater dress in a festive fair isle or winter wonderland print will have to do. Team it up with an oversized plaid overcoat and all-weather duck boots for non-stop warmth + cozy vibes. Oh, and don’t forget the most important accessory (besides a steaming hot cup of cider): a chunky knit beanie topped with a pom to keep your ears covered.
Which type of Black Friday shopper are you? What will you be wearing to combat the sales in style? Let us know in the comments below!