Thanksgiving is stressful. There’s the travel, the family, the cooking, and did we mention the family? Given that minefield, we think Thanksgiving outfit ideas should be fun. And, ideally, they should be as flexible and comforting as the elastic waist band of the pants you plan to change into after dinner. The last thing you want is to add to all that hair-pulling tension by overthinking your outfit. Just keep things simple: a good sweater over a button-down, trousers that account for post-turkey expansion, and a respectable pair of shoes, all wrapped up in a big beautiful coat. Want us to make it even simpler than that? Well, scroll on down—we’ve got grade-A Thanksgiving outfit ideas and picks of everything we just mentioned all lined up and ready to go.
The Toppest of Topcoats
This is your last real shot to flex in wool outerwear before endless months of down-filled nylon. Make it count.
High Impact Knits
If your great aunt sees your sweater and doesn’t immediately say, “Well, don’t YOU look cozy?” is it even really Thanksgiving?
Good Boy Button-Downs
Balance out all that wild knitwear with a clean and classic shirt.
Thanks to the gigantic pant movement currently sweeping menswear, there’ll be none of that unbuttoning at the table you usually have to manuever. Two outta three of these even have elastic waistbands!
Sneaky Comfy Shoes
Grandma not cool with sneakers in the dining room? Lace up the next best thing: oxfords with thick cushion-y soles.
Oh, and while we have you, here are a few more Thanksgiving tips and tricks you might find useful:
What to Buy and Pack for Your Most Stylish Thanksgiving Outfits Ever
How to Pack a Suitcase the Right Way
All the Black Friday Sales You Need to Know About
The Best Thanksgiving Movies to Watch with Friends and Family
How to Build the Best Thanksgiving Playlist