What to Wear: Thanksgiving

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving. I could care less about the turkey, but I love the idea of everyone coming together over a meal. That said, you need to go into Thanksgiving with the right gear. After all, looking good is the first layer of armor for dealing with the inevitable amount of crazy. This year, I’m hosting Thanksgiving, but  – rest assured – my outfit picks are perfect whether you’re attending or hosting the big day.

Over the years, I’ve learned that proper pants are key to a successful Thanksgiving. One year, I wore a skin-tight leather skirt. I found myself pacing around my mom’s outdoor pool in 35 degree weather trying to feel human again — and that was before dessert. So, this year, I’m opting for a faux leather legging with a little give. I found this pair by Spanx at Anthropologie in Harbor East {280 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202}. (Spanx Faux Leather Legging $98, Photo Courtesy anthropologie.com)

Regardless of where you stand on the whole “are leggings really pants” debate, I think one thing everyone can agree on is that if you’re old enough to legally drink, you gotta wear a long shirt when going the leggings route (the only exception to this is the gym). This Ruffled-Hem V-Neck tee- shirt – also from Anthropologie – is the perfect bottom layer. (Left of Center Tee in Black $58, Photo courtesy anthropologie.com)

For your top layer, I suggest a cropped sweater. I saw this one in the window at Anthropologie and it was love at first site. It’s technically called a “Texture-Stitched Sweatshirt,” but it looks like a sweater to me. (Amadi “sweatshirt” $118, Photo courtesy anthropologie.com)

For those of you hosting, you’ll need an apron. Which brings me to the whole reason I even walked into Anthropologie – an apron! As far as aprons go, this Gold Polka Dotted one is pretty amazing (and it matches my tablescape!). (Anthropologie Apron $34, Photo courtesy Antropologie.com)

Personally, if I’m not bringing a dish to Thanksgiving, I like to bring a hostess gift. I spotted this book “Back Pocket Pasta” on my way out of Anthropologie. Add a bottle of wine and you’re good to go. (Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry $28, Photo Courtesy Anthropologie.com)

Hopefully this will help make your Thanksgiving a little less stressful….AND wish me luck in my hosting endeavors! xx

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.