Whether you’re having a low-key get-together with friends or traveling for a big family reunion, Thanksgiving is a time to indulge and relax—but you still want to look cute doing so, right? We’ve tapped our editors to share their go-to outfit formulas for the holiday to inspire your own ensemble come Turkey Day. From a head-to-toe pajama getup to an elevated velvet dress, shop our editors’ favorite pieces they plan to wear for the festivities.
"Since my family is states away, I’m staying local and attending Thanksgiving dinner at my best friend’s parents house. As such, I need to look somewhat put together (if I was with my own family, I’d likely be rocking leggings and an oversized pullover…), so my outfit will comprise of stretchy, cropped denim, a lightweight cashmere sweater, statement earrings and sleek mules. The jeans are a purposeful choice to ensure I don’t help myself to thirds."
—Kristi Mikesky, Managing Editor
Slidealong Tasseled Mules
Cropped Frayed Low-Rise Flared Jeans
"My family tends to dress on the casual side for the holidays (tis a common theme in the Southwest), though I like to encourage everyone to spruce up a bit. I’m planning to wear a velvet midi dress with sleek ankle boots and a sculptural statement earring to make a merry statement without appearing too overdone."
—Laura Lajiness, New York Editor
Silver-Tone Sculptural Curved Drop Earrings
Lauren Ralph Lauren
Herenow Ankle Booties
Michelle Cutout Velvet Midi Dress
Elizabeth and James
"I'll be in Texas this Thanksgiving, which means it'll be 80 degrees. To look polished sans sweating in the heat I plan to elevate a breezy white tee with an elegant satin-silk skirt. A gold choker will add a little glitz, while these slides will keep me cool."
—Erin Bunch, Lifestyle Editor
Cap Ferrat Slides
Flared Midi Skirt
Alexis Gold Choker
"Every year for Thanksgiving I find myself cheering for the Cowboys in front of a massive television screen. Rooting them to victory means wearing something comfortable yet chic enough to rep my team’s colors. This time I’m going with high-waisted trousers, a sequined crop sweater and a sexy pair of black booties. Let’s go, Cowboys!”
—Samantha McDonald, News Editor
Sadee Lace-Up Almond Toe Bootie
Slim Leg Trousers
Sequined Striped Jumper
"I'm going to embrace the pajama dressing trend for full comfort this Thanksgiving. Extra bonus? I can blend into the curtains if family time becomes too much. I'll add on a black ribbon in my hair that I'll find somewhere in my drawer (my festive move over the holidays)."
—Nicky Deam, Editorial Director
Knotted Satin Mules
Geometric Tile Print Silk Twill Pyjama-Style Trousers
Geometric Tile Print Silk Pyjama Style Shirt
"This Thanksgiving is my first time spending it in LA and I'm very excited about not having to bundle up. I'm wearing an off-the-shoulder bodysuit with cropped boyfriend jeans and block-heel shoes. I'm thinking of jazzing it up with an embellished clutch."
—Andrea Navarro, Associate Beauty Editor
Embroidered Crossbody Bag
The Slim Boyjean
Frances Rib Off The Shoulder Body