It's November and attention inevitably turns to the upcoming holiday season. Thanksgiving is up first and with it the question of what to wear. We think maximizing comfort and style is the way to go. Whether you're a host or a guest, let us take one item off your to-do list by making the outfit part easy.
This outfit, a silk shirt and skirt combination by A.L.C., is the dressiest of our picks and such an pretty choice. The best part is that after the holiday, you can wear the pieces as separates. Pair with a classic black heel like this one from Ann Mashburn.
Cos makes this oversized lambswool dress in an elegant and comfortable sihouette. Perfect if you're cooking, or maybe just indulging in a second helping of turkey. This one is most versatile on people 5'6" and taller. If you're shorter, pair it with a high-heeled boot.
If you know Ann Mashburn's signature silk pieces, you know they are gorgeous and thick, so they don't cling. This navy silk option is another easy and comfortable dress that you can wear with or without the tie at the waist. Pair it with a bootie or pump.
Vince makes this long jersey turtleneck dress with a removable waist tie (Jen prefers it without). It looks great with a boot for a more casual vibe or you can step it up a notch with a heeled bootie like this one or a flat (if you're tall). Dress it up with a big earring like this one from Lizzie Fortunato.
This gorgeous navy crepe dress with its beautiful top stitching and simple line is by Co. You can wear the top fully buttoned or not. Play it safe with a black heel or mix it up with a burgundy shoe like this one from Rupert Sanderson.
If you're not feeling a dress, try this wide-leg, elastic-waist leather pant by GANNI and put it with a beautiful top. We love it paired with this thin knit, wool, three-quarter length sleeve Vince top in dark teal. Tuck it into the waistband and you're good to go. This look is best if you have a flat stomach. Pair with a simple black flat like this one from AEYDE.
Alert: this Joseph legging looks good on just about everyone. The photo doesn't do it justice. It's made from a thick, stretch gabardine that makes you look ten pounds lighter and lasts forever. We particularly love it with an oversized top or sweater like the two pictured above. On the left, a striped shirt by Alex Mill - wear it with the top unbuttoned and sleeves rolled up. In the middle, a cool black and white dress by Sacai - wear it as a tunic over the leggings. Not pictured, but also great options: this cozy grey flannel piece by Bassike or an updated white oxford by Thom Browne (both available in very limited sizes). For a sweater option, we like this Vince one profiled on the site in a previous post.
Here's a classic monochromatic look by Joseph. The pant is the same forgiving stretch gabardine as the legging above, but in a very slim trouser fit. It should hit at your ankle (don't be afraid to hem these to fit). Wear the silk tunic half-tucked in the front with a few undone buttons. Pair with a great flat or dress it up with a heeled bootie or pump. [Note: the pant is almost sold out. Here's another site with more sizes available.]
G.Label designed these high-waisted, wool, cuffed trouser pants and they are fabulous. [If they're too long on you, hem them, but keep the cuff]. We're pairing them with this beautiful deep blue silk top from Rag & Bone. The sleeves are partially smocked and look great full length or pushed up a bit. Wear with a flat or a pump like this one from Victoria Beckham.
If you're cooking (or just helping), you'll need to top off your beautiful outfit with a chic, linen apron like this one from Food 52. We like the pewter or navy.