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Ideas for Dressing Comfy and Cute this Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s almost time to figure out what outfit you’re going to wear to dinner.  Whether you’re going to a friend or family’s place, or you’re staying in with your loved one, you’ll want to feel comfy.

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Eva Smith, writer for fashionsy.com, gives some helpful tips on what to wear on this food-obsessed holiday in her post found here.  She suggests a number of casual outfits that will allow you to be comfortable when you’re socializing with friends, cooking a turkey dinner, or setting the table.

First she advises wearing loose-fitting clothes.  After all, nobody wants a constricting shirt or pant waistband causing pain after eating a feast complete with yummy dessert. Therefore, try wearing an oversized sweater with a pair of loose-fitting boyfriend jeans or tights.

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A sweater dress is also another comfortable and cute option.  You’ll look feminine and be cozy at the same time.

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To make a casual outfit a bit more stylish, try adding an infinity scarf or a blazer.  If you wear a blazer, you’ll have the option of taking it off if you get warm, or leaving it on if it’s cold.  Wearing a blazer in a bold color like red, will take a comfy and casual outfit to the next level.

Like Smith mentions, loose-fitting clothes are key for this holiday.  So opt for a pair of loose-fitting soft and silky pants like the ones featured in the image below.  If you’re feeling daring, wear a pair that have a fun pattern, but then keep your top simple and solid-colored.

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After you’ve found the perfect Thanksgiving outfit, I say throw on some of your favorite jewels to liven it up.  After all, this is a celebration so your outfit should look festive!  Wear that favorite long necklace of yours, or those fun chandelier earrings that you love!

Follow these steps and you’ll have the perfect comfy and cute look this Thanksgiving.  Have you picked out your outfit yet? Share in the comments below or in the StyleChat App!

By: Jaclyn Parker

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How to Incorporate your Basic Wardrobe Pieces into a Halloween Costume

It’s that time of year again, when trying to figure out what to wear for Halloween starts being a prevalent question in your mind. Instead of spending money on a costume that you’ll probably never wear again, Ashley Massis from the Huffington Post, gives suggestions on how you can turn your everyday essential pieces into a great costume!

First she suggests trying out a pair of knee-high socks.  Massis points out that they could be used for a schoolgirl, nurse, nerd, or athletic costume.  The possibilities are endless! Most importantly, when you’re out at night and it’s cold, you’ll be happy to have a high pair of socks to keep your legs warm.  If you want to be a bit more dangerous, try a pair of thigh-high socks!

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Lorna from Raindrops of Sapphire shows us the black legging look for a catwoman costume. Click the image to see her post.

The second wardrobe staple to consider is a black legging.  Massis suggests pairing these leggings with a black shirt and cat ears to be a cat or make the outfit a bit sexier and be Sandy from Grease.  I think adding a touch of leather to this ensemble would help kick it up a notch!  Try a black leather jacket or a pair of black leather leggings.

For that sexy librarian look, try incorporating a white button-down blouse into your outfit.  Massis suggests that a white button-down could work for an old-school Britney Spears costume.

If you want your costume to be a blast from the past, try using your aviator sunglasses to create a 1970’s look.  Massis suggests pairing the sunglasses with some fringe and tie-dye.  The hippie costume is a classic!

If you’re still not set on any of those ideas, try thinking of all the possible costumes that could come from wearing jeans.  If you pair the jeans with a plaid top and a cowboy hat you could be a farmer or a lumberjack.

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The best part about Halloween is using your creativity to craft your own personal costume.  Get creative with the items in your wardrobe!  In the comments below, share your creative tips for making a Halloween costume! And if you need more help coming up with ideas, use our StyleChat app to play around with some possible looks!

By: Jaclyn Parker