12 Outfit Ideas That Won’t Hold You Back from Feasting Hard at Friendsgiving
Ahhh, Friendsgiving — the pre-Thanksgiving feast where you’re actually allowed to curse (in fact, it’s often encouraged!), text during dinner and yell across the table for someone to pass the green bean casserole. No way your Nana would be cool with behavior like that at her table. Since your Friendsgiving feast will likely be a lot more casual than dinner with the fam, your outfit should follow suit. Oh, and it should be — how should we put this? — accommodating too. After all, we’re planning for seconds, and okay, maybe thirds too. Comfort is the primary concern here. Styles to avoid include anything too tight or too warm, and flared sleeves that might dip into the cranberry sauce as you reach over the table to grab another roll. How exactly do you pull off comfortable without looking like a slob? Simply put your faith in these four key pieces.
1. LOFT Paisley Two-in-One Sweater ($60): When it comes to Friendsgiving, we’re ALL about two-in-ones. With a built-in patterned layer and super fine-knit, this top is a total win. Your go-to skinnies and riding boots will add a laid-back finish.
2. EXPRESS Lace-Up Back Tunic Sweater ($60): This business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back knit is EVERYTHING. It’s sexy without showing any skin and it’s a total knock-out, just like the pumpkin pie you baked — ahem, or bought. Try it over leggings or dark skinnies with flat ankle boots.
3. Pixie Market Grey Ribbed Off-Shoulder-Top ($75): If you prefer slim fits and body-skimming styles, opt for a knit that’s feather-light. We LOVE the criss-cross neckline of this top. Tuck it into jeans or a suede skirt for a fall-perfect ensemble.
4. Old Navy Patterned V-Neck Shift Dress ($30): With a rusty red hue and a toned-down floral pattern, this festive frock is a no-brainer. Just add suede booties and a cardi to complete the look.
5. & Other Stories Strap Velvet Dress ($95): Is your crew getting fancy for Friendsgiving? That’s cool too. There’s something so chic about pairing a sexy velvet cami dress with a thermal tee underneath. Just add kitten heels — me-ow!
6. Side Stitch Plaid Band Collar Shirtdress ($88): Long, loose and lightweight — this dress has all the makings of a feast-day wardrobe win. Try it with clogs or block-heeled ankle boots for an overall look that keeps it hella casual.
7. Madewell Embroidered Track Trousers ($98): Sweatpants to dinner? Madewell says, “Why not?” This tuxedo-track pant hybrid is a perfectly laid-back way to do “dressed up.” Half-tuck a denim shirt and slip into midi heels for an effortless ensemble.
8. TOPSHOP Wet Look Plisse Trousers ($60): Psst! Wanna know what we love about these pants? They’re basically a socially accepted form of pajamas. The lacquer-like texture can be dressed up with heels and a blouse or down with an oversized tee and mules like in the photo above.
9. Elevenses Velvet Joggers ($118): It wouldn’t be a fall celebration without at least a dash of velvet, right? This metallic take on taupe is a wonderful neutral base for a lightweight sweater or a tee-and-tank combo.
10. Banana Republic Dillion-Fit Long Sleeve Blouse ($78): Every gal needs something in their fall lineup to match the gorgeous foliage outside, and we’re feelin’ the slightly loose cut of this shirt. Tuck it in a button-up skirt and slide on some mid-calf boots for a cool, comfortable outfit.
11. GAP Silky Split-Neck Blouse ($60): The cinched cuffs on this flowy blouse are KEY — they mean you won’t accidentally slosh your sleeves in gravy. Pair it with dark ankle-flare jeans and pointy black boots for an effortless Friendsgiving look.
12. Esby Stella Button Down ($100): Looking for a casual-meets-cool getup? This shirt nails it. The square silhouette and oversized sleeves add a twist to the typical button-down. Pair it with white skinnies and chunky loafers for a look that’s black and white and cool all over.
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