Outfit Inspiration: What to Wear to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Have I ever told you Thanksgiving used to be my favorite holiday?

Until a few years back when a bout of nasty food poisoning from something eaten earlier in the day hit right after supper and sidelined me for 48 hours straight through the holiday weekend. Despite my new aversion to turkey, however, I still love the whole day. Nothing to do but enjoy time with family, drink good wine, and watch parades, football, and (finally) listen to Christmas music.

Due to said face-stuffing, comfort is the order of the day. But as we all know by now, feeling comfortable doesn’t have to mean looking sloppy.

What to wear to Thanksgiving dinner with the fam:

Outfit idea #1  Sportcoat and jeans

SG Says: We put the question of dress code out on our Instagram and heard from a lot of you that your family Thanksgiving festivities include a middle-of-the-road level of fanciness. Nobody’s in a tux, but no one’s in sweats, either.

For that type of occasion, a sportcoat and jeans (like Notoriously Dapper, above) is the absolute perfect outfit. You’re comfortable, you’re dressed up, you can wear stretchy jeans to help make room for that second piece of pumpkin pie. Everyone wins.

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Outfit idea #2  Split up a three-piece suit


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SG Says: We keep our ear to the ground on what kind of style advice guys are looking for here on the ol’ interwebz. And that means we know that plenty of you are curious about how, exactly, to wear a vest without looking like an usher.

The answer? Like this. While it’s hard to find a proper waistcoat like style blogger Brian Chan, above, without buying a full three-piece suit, you can get a similar vibe from a sweater vest. Either way, Thanksgiving could be this lewk’s perfect debut.

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Outfit idea #3  A sweater and dress pants

SG Says: Marcel from One Dapper Street knows that you don’t have to dress in all the shades of a cornucopia to look festive on Thanksgiving. Choose one fall hue (like merlot or amber) and go hard with a head-to-toe look.

> Check out team SG’s tips on how to wear monochrome

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