Thanksgiving dinner for me and my family is a pretty laid back affair. There’s not a lot of pomp and circumstance that goes into our holiday festivities. It’s about enjoying each other’s company and keeping our unit tight.
Having said that, even though our holiday might be uber casual, it doesn’t mean I don’t give some intentional thought to what I plan on wearing to dinner.
I feel like casual affairs are sometimes the hardest occasions to dress for. Most people already have a pretty good idea about how they should look for a formal or semi-formal event. But, when the dress code is casual? Well, let’s just say there’s a lot of room for interpretation.
And that can get frustrating, especially if you live in a climate similar to mine, where it can be downright chilly during the late evenings and early mornings, but at midday, you would swear it was bikini season!
I’m pretty sure my family isn’t expecting me to show up at dinner half nekkid, so I decided to put together three Thanksgiving Dinner outfit ideas that I’m currently considering and think would work great for any casual dining experience.
I love a fall color palette because it allows me to play with color in a way that feels comfortable to me. I absolutely LIVE for a neutral palette, but I can add small pops of red and even trick the eye into believing a very vivid shade of brown adds some dimension to what I’m wearing.
My shoulders are one of my favorite body parts, so I like showing them off when I can. That’s why I love the off-the-shoulder sweater so much. The poncho takes into account the ever changing temperatures here. If I get too warm, all I’d have to do is take it off to reveal a lovely tank underneath. Lastly, who doesn’t love an oversized, long sleeve t-shirt and palazzo pants? It’s one of my favorite go-to outfits and would still look great even after my belly is full with all that delicious food I’m going to eat!
So, what do you think? Which outfit would you you wear to Thanksgiving dinner? Let me know in the comments!