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Five Outfits for Thanksgiving Weekend

Five Outfits for Thanksgiving Weekend


One of my favourite times of year has arrived: Thanksgiving weekend! Every year I look forward to leaving the city and spending a few days in the country with my family. There's nothing better than sitting in my parents' back yard with a glass of wine, watching the leaves fall, and gossiping with my aunts.

Fall fashion is one of my favourites so packing for Thanksgiving weekend is always fun. This year I've taken inspiration from some fall fashion photos I found online to create five outfits that are perfect for the holiday. While Canadian Thanksgiving is just a few days away, American readers are in luck: you've got over a month to shop! That being said, each of these outfits is based on some fall wardrobe staples so you'll likely be able to create something similar with pieces you already have. 


A simple black-and-white striped tee is one of my classic go-tos and I love the idea of mixing up a classic staple with a seasonal green cargo vest. The casual look is perfect for runs to the farmers market or practicing archery in the backyard. (Is my family the only one that spends Thanksgiving weekend practicing archery and axe-throwing? Probably.)


What I love about this outfit is that it combines cozy fall colours and textures in a comfortable look that is both little dressy and a little dressed down. An autumn-coloured miniskirt is a great way to take advantage of this season's velvet trend and gold jewelry keeps the whole look feeling warm and cozy. Investing in a comfortable cream knit is a choice you'll be grateful for all winter long.


I couldn't write a post about fall fashion without including a blanket scarf! I'm still totally on board with this trend and I love the way it adds a casual country vibe to a sleek black base. A black turtleneck and black jeans is another one of my fall/winter staples and adding a plaid scarf makes this simple outfit feel festive. 


If you're trying to economize on your packing space, a geometric fall cardigan is a great addition that you can throw on top of the same black turtleneck and jeans from the previous look. By switching a scarf for a sweater you've got two looks in one. If packing space isn't a concern, a geometric print dress is a great option for Thanksgiving dinner itself. Pair this look with black riding books and art deco jewelry. 


Finally we've got a look that pairs feminine lace with rugged country denim. The contrast of textures in this look is what makes it both interesting and stylish. If you're pairing this outfit with a denim jacket like in the photo, make sure the two washes are in contrasting colours. Pale wash jeans with a darker jacket will create the visual contrast you need to avoid denim overkill.

Thanksgiving for me is always about spending time with family and soaking up as much of the beautiful fall weather as possible. No matter what outfit I choose, it has to be a look that I can wear from the backyard archery sessions to the kitchen pie-baking marathons.

Which of these looks is your favourite? How will you be spending Thanksgiving this year?

PS: Since Monday is a holiday, I'll be taking the day off from blogging to spend time with family. Expect a new post coming your way on Thursday as usual.

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