Today we're doing the first post in a new "What to wear to..." series so that our readers are appropriately dressed for all the festivities of the holiday season and well, just life in general.
So it's that time of the year again when we stuff our faces with turkey (personal preference for turducken), stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoe pies, cranberry jelly, creamed corn and the list goes on - but what is the appropriate dress code for Thanksgiving dinner? The answer to that depends entirely on the type of household that's hosting your dinner.
The we're here to impress Thanksgiving
Go for the button-down shirt + wool vest / wool blazer look. You don't want to look like you're going to work so make sure that either your shirt is patterned or if you're wearing a solid shirt, that you add something fun (like a bowtie) to your outfit. Don't forget that a suit jacket is not a replacement for a blazer!
You may not care what you wear around your parents but the extended family who only get to see you once a year don't want to see you in your college sweatpants and favorite t-shirt with holes. Try going for a light colored solid shirt, cardigan, brown leather belt and chinos so that it's casual but not casual enough to be your pyjamas.
In front of the TV watching football Thanksgiving
Yes, no one cares how you look because everyone's in a state of food coma or football madness and yes, your pants might be too tight but everyone would appreciate it if you still kept them on.
And for the girls? We're pretty sure drawstring and elastic waistbands were created solely for Thanksgiving so don't even bother wearing anything else. Unless it's a kaftan or a big sheet.
Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!
We often have female customers telling us they don't know what goes best with their Joe Button shirts. They don't just want to do the shirt + pants thing because they think it might make them look too masculine - but that's clearly a bit of a misconception judging from the photo below. Last year, Creative Director of Celine, Phoebe Philo introduced the "Five Perfect Pants" as something that every girl needs to have in her wardrobe and she couldn't have been more right.
From left to right:
1. The Pleated Tapered Leg - aka the new skinny pant silhouette
2. The Men's Straight Leg - aka boys style fit for girls
3. The High-Waisted Wide-Leg - aka signature Phoebe Philo
4. The Cropped Tube Leg - aka the modern-day Audrey Hepburn
5. The Tapered leg - aka the classic slim fit
Looking at the photograph, you'll notice that there is nothing boring about the shirt and pants look. When you're designing your own shirt - mix it up a little! Show a bit more neck by giving yourself a mandarin collar or design a round white collar instead of your usual point collar; get a different coloured placket or contrasting cuffs. It adds a bit more character without taking away any class from this classic combo.
Image via Celine
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