November 22, 2011.
Whether it’s drinks with friends, the classic bread-breaking with the family or an even swankier affair, Thanksgiving cooks up the kick-off for holiday season fashion, and no one wants to get the short end of the wishbone. If drawing inspiration from Thanksgivings passed, blouses with peter pan collars—even if they aren’t directly connected to the clothing—are at the top of the trend list, pulling at the threads of nostalgia while giving the overall look a relaxed yet conservative silhouette. To those slightly more ambitious individuals, pair a simple dress with a structured jacket to confine to the layered-laws of fall couture–not to mention helping to cover up the inevitable food baby. Add some studs or a jewel or two to give yourself some edge, but if you have to succumb to Mother Nature’s chillier climates, mix in some patterned tights to spice up the season. End the enticing ensemble with a pair of comfortable heels and piece of pumpkin pie to make the evening something to remember.
Above you’ll find a sensible, lightly detailed cowl neck dress from Free People that can stretch to make room for the massive amounts of food you’ll consume. Pair that with the J. Crew majesty peacoat to achieve a completely contradictory, layered look. You can even snazz things up with these printed floral tights. On a different note, if you’re feeling dashingly bold you can add a peter pan collar necklace in lieu of your standard jewels–this one is by Dannijo–or just go the classic route and stick with the pretty tailored blouse and snag this beauty at Urban Outfitters.