3 Ways to Rock a Statement Top at Every Turkey Day Event
Turkey Day is upon us, people! And if you haven’t started crafting a killer sartorial lineup to get you through all the festivities like the #OOTD enthusiast you are, now is most certainly the time to start. But with things like pecan pie, stuffing and turkey on the brain, your getup (one that goes beyondfall basics) is likely holdin’ it down at the bottom of your priority list, which is exactly why this week’s Style Resolutions is putting together three show-stopping Thanksgiving ensembles for you. The centerpiece of these Insta-worthy looks? A statement top, the likes of which will make jaws drop the second you step into the room (we love a good piece that slays without having to try too hard). Friendsgiving, dinner with the fam and post dinner chillin’ — we’ve covered all the bases. All you need to do is scroll on and take a few style notes.
How to Wear a Statement Top for Dinner With the Fam
While your fam would probably let your tried-and-true tee-and-jeans routine slide, why not step it up this year with an ensemble worthy of a CFDA Fashion Award? Layer an OTT off-the-shoulder top over a sheer feminine blouse, then proceed to pair with a twirl-worthy midi skirt and silvery ankle boots. No holiday ensemble is complete without a bit of glitz, and these geometric drops definitely deliver. Weave in a note of menswear-inspired flair with a longline check coat and a structured crossbody bag.
Zara Sateen Top ($70) + Daizy Shely Sheer Blouse ($147), Topshop Ramble Print Pleat Midi Skirt ($125), Mango Geometric Earrings ($20), Zara Check Lapel Coat ($149), Jeffrey Campbell Metcalf Metallic Booties ($208)
How to Wear a Statement Top for a Friendsgiving Fête
Friendsgiving calls for a getup that’s equal parts edgy and elegant, and we think we’ve found just the thing. Say sayonara to your go-to LBD, opting instead for tailored crop trousers and an off-the-shoulder top any It girl would swoon over. Dress it up with sculptural earrings, an embellished bag and gilded heels FTW. Before heading out the door, weave in a bit of drama by painting your pout a bold shade of black cherry. Swoon.
Zara Sateen Top ($70) + Topshop Cropped Wide Leg Trousers ($80), H&M Sandals ($35), & Other Stories Golden Globe Pendant Earrings ($29), Free People Starlight Crossbody ($78), Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick Black Cherry ($21)
How to Wear a Statement Top for Post-Dinner Chillin’
After the party is the after-party (or snooze sesh — you get to decide), and you need a laid-back look that nails it in the style department. Play the layering game by popping this pretty sateen top over a snuggly sweater and treggings for a getup that epitomizes off-duty #goals. A layered choker and bow-trimmed slides up the ante on your laying-low ensemble, while a color-block clutch breaks things up with a pop of vibrant color. Keep your beauty look feeling fresh with a touch of rose-infused brightening oil and a playful red pout.
Zara Sateen Top ($70) + J.Crew Holly Sweater ($70), H&M Treggings ($25), Zara Leather Slides With Bow ($90), BaubleBar Artemis Choker ($48), Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Active Brightening Oil ($54), Fossil Large Pouch ($60)
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!