10 Casual Thanksgiving Outfits That Our Community Loves

November 19th, 2018 at 11:38am

Thanksgiving should be all about relaxing, spending quality time with the people you love, and feasting hard. For that reason, you shouldn’t have to spend ages worrying about having the perfect outfit. Here are 10 ways to style casual Thanksgiving outfits for a chic, but comfy, look. Whether you’re spending the holiday traveling, meeting your boo’s family, or just chilling at home with the fam, these outfits work for any situation. Plus, they’ll ensure that you’ll get the perfect shot for your Insta. #Thankful.

Playful Prints

This season is the perfect time to play around with fun patterns. Animal prints like leopard are HUGE right now, and fun geometric shapes are popping. Pair them with fall neutrals to draw all the attention to the print itself. In doing so, you can easily take your casual look to the next level.

Funky Fur

This winter, I am all about fur (faux fur of course). Shearling and teddy bear looks are appearing everywhere lately, and it’s not hard to figure out why. Aside from being adorable, they are insanely comfortable! A teddy bear coat or a furry sweater is the perfect way to look cute while staying comfy and casual this Thanksgiving.

Statement Jackets

I’m a big believer in a good statement jacket because it’s one of the easiest ways to make a casual outfit look well put together. Whether it’s a funky corduroy or a fun shag coat, it’ll look great with your cold-weather basics. Layer it over a solid turtleneck and your fave jeans for a fun and fresh take on a classic look.

Business Casual Staples

Another great way to make your more casual outfit look chic is to incorporate some of your workplace favorites. A good blazer over an everyday shirt and pair of jeans goes a long way. Or, try pairing a cozy sweater with some chic trousers for a more sophisticated vibe.

Cozy sweaters

What would the fall season be without your favorite comfy sweater? I’m here to tell you that you can totally be comfortable without giving up your style. A big chunky sweater with some leggings is the ultimate casual holiday outfit that’s still photo-worthy at the same time.

Warm Weather Favorites

If you’re still in denial about the weather getting colder, don’t worry, we are too. You can still fit your last season pieces into your Thanksgiving look. You don’t have to put your summer clothes into storage just yet. Pair a chunky sweater with a mini skirt to balance out the form. Or, layer some of your fave tanks or bodysuits under a fall jacket.

Plaid Perfect

Plaid is an amazing print because it makes any outfit look super sophisticated. It automatically gives off holiday vibes and takes any look to a festive level. A plaid skirt with some tights and a sweater is a super cute choice that takes barely any effort to put together. Plaid pants are another trend that you’ve probably seen all over Instagram. They’re cute and trendy without trying too hard!

Cozy Sweater Dresses

I’m convinced the sweater dress is, like, the best invention ever. Not only is it super comfy, it actually looks like you put a lot of effort into your look because it’s a dress. Pair it with your favorite fall boots and some knee socks for one of the best casual Thanksgiving outfits.

Daytime Denim

Denim doesn’t have to be reserved for casual Fridays. This season, denim is popping up in so many new ways. You can incorporate it into your holiday look for a totally cool and effortless vibe. Play around with the denim trends like flare jeans to give a fresh look to a casual outfit. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, pair a cool color-blocked denim jacket with your everyday jeans.

Not-So-Basic Basics

Even though there are so many funky and unique trends in the fashion world this season, you should never doubt your favorite basic pieces. Simple looks like black jeans or a nice turtleneck are staples for a reason. Layer up with solid colors for a casual look that is guaranteed to impress!


What trends will you incorporate into your Thanksgiving look this year? Tag us in your pics on Instagram @cfashionista.

Opening image by Naomi.


  • Anina Vancheri

    Communications student, dog lover, coffee enthusiast, and avid foodie. I love exploring new places, writing, and all things fashion!