Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we’re here for any opportunity to be thankful. Catching up with cousins, watching the game and filling your plate with turkey are the easy parts, but figuring out what to wear for Thanksgiving? It’s not always a piece of cake (or should we say pie).
That’s where Stitch Fix Stylist Alicia L. comes in with men’s Thanksgiving outfits for whatever your holiday entails, from a formal dinner with family to a laid-back hang with friends. Scroll on and feast your eyes on our favorite, foolproof looks that’ll have you showing up looking sharp.
What to wear to a formal Thanksgiving dinner
If your Thanksgiving plans involve dressing up, smart layers are at the top of the style menu. Break out the luxurious sweaters in super-soft cashmere or merino wool, which can be worn alone or layered over a crisp button-down shirt. Or, you can try adding layers over your knit, which Stitch Fix Stylist Alicia L. cites as her favorite holiday outfit formula: “Step up your style game with a classic sweater in a deep hue, paired with a textured cardigan or a brushed blazer.”
As for your bottom half, slim-fitting slacks are the move for an elevated occasion—just be sure to choose a shade that complements your sports coat or whatever you have going on up top. A charcoal dinner jacket with black pants “go” together without looking matchy-matchy. A solid button-down shirt and a printed pant (think subtle plaids or stripes) is another simple combo that’s sure to impress. Wrap up your formal Thanksgiving outfit with polished leather loafers or sleek dress boots, and you’ve got a look that’s winner winner turkey dinner.
What to wear to a casual Thanksgiving celebration
Thanksgiving and football go hand in hand, so you might be looking at a laid-back holiday spent around the tube. Not a football fan? No sweat. Casual clothes keep you comfortable during extended visits with friends and family. Here’s what to wear to a relaxed Thanksgiving as you lead the charge preparing dinner (or at least eating it).
Score major points at Thanksgiving in everyday essentials (bonus: no special shopping trips required). Dark-wash jeans or crisp chinos are game for tossing a football around the yard—look for pairs with a little stretch for when all the turkey sets in. Take your outfit into the end zone with a plaid button-down shirt or a crisp button-down. And even the most casual of gatherings calls for a thoughtful layer or two (especially as it gets chilly as the day goes on). Stitch Fix Stylist Alicia L. suggests reaching for classic-cool pieces like “a saturated shacket or a ribbed crewneck sweater for warmth and a pop of fall color.” Upgraded suede sneakers or chukka boots complete your Thanksgiving ensemble. Talk about a touchdown––you’ve definitely won the “what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner” game.
What to wear to Friendsgiving
If you’re skipping the trip home and dining with friends instead, there’s no stress around dressing to impress (talk about something to be grateful for). A night with pals calls for low-key styles, and with just a few styling tips you’ll still look perfectly put-together. “Exploring new fabrics like corduroy or tweed add instant dimension and polish to even most casual look,” says Stitch Fix Stylist Alicia L.
Friendsgiving is a prime occasion to play with prints and reach for your favorite closet hero: the checkered button-down. Plaids come in a variety of different patterns, so pick your favorite in soft flannel fabric or classic cotton. A solid button-down shirt always works well, too. Layer up in a shacket, or slip into a cozy crewneck or quarter-zip that’ll keep you warm and add some visual interest. Add well-fitting denim (your Stylist has you covered here), or a pair of soft cords for a hit of texture. Lace up in chukka boots or a fresh pair of sneakers, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfectly-balanced Friendsgiving look. Now you’re ready to raise a toast to friendship, and celebrate the holiday with pals who’ve always had your back.
Get styled by Stitch Fix for Thanksgiving
Let our Stylists help update your closet for a season full of events with the latest festive looks. Take your style quiz, schedule a Fix and get ready to receive an array of men’s Thanksgiving outfits that fit your unique taste. Try on your new Thanksgiving clothes in the comfort of your own home. Pay for what you love, and send back the rest. Shipping and returns are always free, and there’s no subscription required. You enjoy the turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, we’ll take care of the shopping.