Since adopting a minimalist wardrobe, I have found dressing for special occasions and holidays easier than ever. I accredit this ease to having fewer selections that I know fit and flatter me. This allows me to visualize and plan outfits without having to empty my entire closet and try everything on - a huge stress reliever and time saver.
With Thanksgiving just two days away, I have started to think about what I will wear and wanted to share my top three picks in case you're still undecided. These outfits include a dressy option, casual option and really casual option so you can pick whichever suits your plans the best. The best part about these looks, is that they consist of basics you probably already have in your closet, so you can spend your time enjoying family instead of shopping for something to wear.
The first outfit on the far left, is semi-casual and what I will likely wear this year. To me, there is nothing more festive than plaid so this look utilizes a basic plaid button down shirt, simple a-line black skirt and black wingtips. The red scarf adds a nice pop of red that will also keep me warm and I will likely add thick, cableknit tights as well. If you don't have wingtips or brogues, you can easily wear ballet flats or ankle booties instead for the same effect.
The middle look is the dressiest of the bunch and features basic black pants and a cream cashmere sweater as the base. To accessorize, I pulled out my multi-strand J. Crew pearl necklace and Hermes bracelet, but any statement necklace and simple bangle will do. For footwear, I picked my go-to Salvatore Ferragamo Vera flats that are dressy and classic while still being incredibly comfortable. If you don't have bow flats like these though, any dressier style or a great pair of heels will work perfectly.
The last look is the most casual of the three and is the only one with jeans. Like the first look, this one features a basic plaid shirt but you can also swap it out for your favorite white shirt. To keep the look cozy and fall-themed, I paired the button down with a quilted vest, loose jeans and brown loafers.
I hope these looks inspire you to shop your closet this Thanksgiving for classic combinations without the stress - or an added shopping trip.
Until next time! Happy Thanksgiving!