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3 Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas

Need some outfit inspiration for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving?

Today, I’ve got you covered!

Below are three options, built with familiar readers’ favorite buys and tons of additional options at great prices.

Of course, you don’t have to save these for the holidays.

On their own, they are pulled-together, chic looks you can wear all season that will help you utilize everything hanging in your closet.

3 Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas

Sweater, $72 | Tee | Earrings, $32| Bootie, $69 | Jean, $36 \\ Coat, $360 | Dress , $80| Boots, $328 | Bag, $148 | Earrings, $18 \\ Brushed Turtleneck Sweatshirt, $30 | Wide Leg Yoga Pants (in three lengths), $30 | Earrings, $52| Ring, $48 | Slides

As always these looks are created with recent reader favorites, and some wardrobe building pieces.

You might already have these or you can use today’s post for both inspiration and recommendations. 

Cozy Layers

Sweater, $72 | Tee | Earrings, $32| Bootie, $69 | Jean, $36

Let’s start with two best sellers, both from Banana Republic Factory which continues to kill it this season.

Their coated jeans are incredible, and are on sale for only $36. with sizes 00 – 20 in regular, tall and petite. If you haven’t tried them yet, now is the time.

I wear mine frequently with Amazon’s The Drop Sock Bootie – another reader favorite that is back in stock with a full size selection in black.

I paired them with their Fair Isle Cardigan Sweater. This was a best seller from our Sunday Sales round up last week and is almost sold out. And as a layer underneath, this ribbed tee from Everlane is a great example of the kind of neckline to pair with a shawl collar.

And for jewelry these Sculptural Droplet Earrings from Madewell are gorgeous and priced well at $32.

Dressed Up

Coat, $360 | Dress , $80| Boots, $328 | Bag, $148 | Earrings, $18

I would LOVE to get dressed up for Thanksgiving. There are just so many options.

This flowy dress in autumnal hues (with pockets!) is on sale at Nordstrom, and I had to feature it. I paired it with a classic, camel-colored double-breasted long coat from Lauren Ralph Lauren, and it looks so chic and pulled together.

The boots are a splurge (but they are currently 25% off) from J.Crew. It’s hard to find a knee high boot with a small heel. This one comes in four colors including brown (featured) and black.

We rounded out the look with this lux-looking woven bag from Anthro and under $20 earrings from Express that mix all the colors of the outfit together.

Updated Loungewear

Brushed Turtleneck Sweatshirt, $30 | Wide Leg Yoga Pants (in three lengths), $30 | Earrings, $52| Ring, $48 | Slides, $50

Finally, if you are having a fall asleep on the sofa after dinner kind of Thanksgiving, you probably want to feel cozy but elevated. And this look is perfect.

Starting with this Brushed Turtleneck Sweatshirt from Banana Republic Factory for only $30 that I immediately ordered. Comes in four colors, I’m using the gray.

It looks lovely with the Amazon Wide Leg Yoga Pants, available in XS – 3X in three lenghts.

To keep with the cozy theme I added the Birdies Phoebe Velvet Mules on sale for $50!

And to dress it up a bit, I used these black and gold earrings ($52) and gold-tone ring ($48) both from Uncommon James.

3 Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Cindy Campbell

Monday 27th of November 2023

Love your picks! Curious about the brushed turtleneck sweatshirt. Did it hold up well and soften after washing/drying? I ordered it and it’s a little stiff out of the package.

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 29th of November 2023

I found it help up very well after washing. It softens a bit but it does have some shape to it which gives nice structure.


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Great outfits if you are not the primary cook for the day. Any apron outfits to recommend?😉


Thursday 16th of November 2023

Megan, what perfect picks! I’m a busy businesswoman and mom, so you keep me stylish without having to spend any time shopping! I am careful to always order through your links. I want to be sure your getting the credit for all your time. I hope I’m doing it correctly.

Thank you, I appreciate you!

Happy Holidays


Thursday 16th of November 2023

When I 1st saw the pics I thought these were all too dressy for our relaxed family gathering, until I read the descriptions! You had me at sweatshirt and yoga pants, so nice looking and put together.


Thursday 16th of November 2023

I’m of the ‘fall asleep on the couch after dinner’ camp, so I just ordered the yoga pants & sweatshirt to go with the darling & so comfortable Birdie mules. Can’t wait to look cute but comfy! Thank you for such great ideas! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cindy Morgan

Thursday 16th of November 2023

I love the wide leg yoga pants from Amazon. I just completed a cross country drive (moving from Florida to Washington State) eith hubby and a little dog that sheds. White fur sheds. These pants always looked good because the fur did not stick. And they were very comfy and the pockets held a lot. A triple win. Another plus is that the knees and butt did not get stretched out and saggy from sitting in a vehicle for hours on end. Love those pants!

Maria Newman

Saturday 20th of November 2021

What would your suggestion be for a coat appropriate to wear over the Sherpa Sweatshirt? Every coat and jacket I currently own would make me look and feel like the “Michelin man” if I were to where that sweatshirt underneath.

Megan Kristel

Saturday 20th of November 2021

This is one of the pieces that is a stand alone. It's going to be too thick to layer a coat over.


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

What is the name of print of the scarf? There are so many and the link brings me to a different print than shown. Thanks!

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Hi! It's called "white-flower vine"