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November 14, 2017

What to Wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve got Michael Buble blaring, flannel shirts on repeat, and my Amazon cart full of Christmas decor. But before other people will think it’s socially acceptable for any of those things, we have to get through Thanksgiving dinner.

This is always a fun time to get dressed up in your fall finest and enjoy grandma’s homemade stuffing. This year, we’re spending Thanksgiving with Joe’s family, and obviously we’ll want to dress the part! My family keeps things pretty casual at the holidays, so I’ll be sharing a much more casual and cozy look for Thanksgiving on Friday – stay tuned!

Today, though, it’s all about the festive red and the warm textures that make the transition from fall to Christmas so much fun.

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

Red Sweater // Similar Flannel Shirt // Similar Corduroy Skirt // Similar Red Pointed Flats

Do I need to voice my love of polished ballet flats again? I’m obsessed, and there’s no shoe I love to wear more with any outfit from jeans to a skirt. These pointed-toe red Gemma flats are from J. Crew, and they are the perfect flat for the holidays!

I love all of the sparkly, tartan, and velvet flats that are everywhere right now, and I’d love a pair of super spangly festive shoes for the holidays (I mean, LOOK at these), but I simply can’t justify buying a shoe that I can really only wear for a couple months of the year. Red shoes are a perfect compromise: festive and fun, but I still wear them year-round, and they’re even appropriate in the summer.

Let’s just ignore the fact that my legs are so pasty that they look blue, please.

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

A flannel shirt is the perfect layering piece for winter, since it’s thick and cozy and printed with festive plaid. This is another one of my favorite ways to make a plain sweater look interesting, and it adds a little pop of pattern to what would otherwise be a much more boring outfit.

A completely plain crew-neck sweater is casual and perfect for pairing with all kinds of outfits, and this bright red is such a head-turner. I love to layer it with a red coat for a unique monochromatic look!

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

The corduroy of the skirt finishes the outfit with a touch of dressiness and luxe texture that pulls the whole look together. Mine is from Old Navy last year, and I wore it so much last winter with navy tights and OTK boots.

What to wear for Thanksgiving: Dressed Up in Festive Red

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to come back on Friday to see my casual Thanksgiving outfit!

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p.s. Here’s what I wore for Thanksgiving last year.

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