Affordable Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

November 9, 2020

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I’m sure we can all agree that Thanksgiving will be a little different this year for most of us. While the typical large family celebrations are probably not on the calendar, I hope you still have an opportunity to gather with those you love to be thankful for those gifts you did receive this year. 

In this month’s affordable finds, I put together some suggestions for winter outfits that are perfect Thanksgiving Day looks for under $150. Whether you’re heading to a more formal occasion or keeping it casual this year, I think you’ll find a piece or two that is both stylish and comfortable (theme of 2020, amiright?!). I’ll be safely joining a few friends in my neighborhood to celebrate Thanksgiving in the city this year. We’re deciding whether we want a theme – dressy? Pajamas party? Lounge-y? I think we can all agree that anything goes this year for the holidays. 

Affordable Thanksgiving Day Outfits

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  1. No matter what your celebration looks like this year, this classic black jumpsuit (with an elastic waistband because…Thanksgiving) is a great option. I love that you can dress it up or dress it down year round.
  2. This mock neck sweater dress looks both comfortable and cute for your Thanksgiving festivities. The tie and side slit details definitely elevate it! 
  3. This long sleeve, midi sweater dress is under $50 and looks so cozy. I like how the model is styled with knee high leather boots but you could also do an ankle bootie. (Check out my favorite Fall & Winter shoes here). Here’s another midi style that is perfect for the holidays. 
  4. I love the ruffle details on the neck and sleeve of this pretty burgundy dress. It also comes in navy if that is more your style. 
  5. Another sweater dress style that will be perfect for the holidays, this wrap dress that comes in a few different colors. I think the camel color is so beautiful for Fall and for Thanksgiving in particular!
  6. A piece like this poncho will be so versatile whether you’re dressing up or staying casual in jeans and a tee. And I can’t believe its under $50. Looks more expensive for sure!
  7. This oversized oatmeal sweater is a great basic for the holiday season but also could work for Fall and all of Winter. I also keep hearing good things about this similar option from Free People that comes in six different colors. 
  8. If your holiday looks a little fancier this year, these velvet pants are a great pick! I bought them in Black because I am all about elastic waists right now!
  9. Alternatively, if you’re going the cozy sweater route, pair them with leather leggings like this pair for a chic yet comfortable outfit. 
  10. I’d pair this pretty wrap sweater with my favorite jeans for a casual Thanksgiving dinner. 
  11. I absolutely love this lace top! *adds to cart immediately* Hurry up with this one as certain sizes are selling out! 
  12. I mentioned this sweater on my Instagram Stories last week and would be remiss to exclude it from this post. The ruffle detail at the neck is so pretty. I purchased it in black and I think I might also have to get it in cream. 
  13. This pretty navy skirt is another holiday essential you’ll get a ton of use out of. 
  14. This dainty ring set is so my style! Feminine jewelry is such a nice way to elevate a more casual outfit.
  15. This updated style from Steve Madden is classic and a great price under $$130. Note, the reviews recommending sizing up 1/2 size. 
  16. I love this simple flap crossbody bag that can also be converted with a shoulder strap. All I’ve been using this year are my small black bags!
  17. I don’t think the headband trend is going anywhere (I’ve already bought 2 more this month- ha!) and I loved this velvet one for winter. While I’d go for black, it also comes in a festive holiday red. 
  18. If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating Thanksgiving in a warmer climate, these suede flats will be sure to elevate any casual look. And I love that Shopbop has free shipping and returns! (One of many reasons it is a favorite place of mine to shop online!)

p.s. more cold weather budget picks & my favorite Sherpa pieces

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  1. Melanie says:

    Ooh I LOVE the clickable collage! SO convenient. I adore 1, and 4&7 together. I haven’t found a jumpsuit that works for me yet, but I’m bound and determined!

  2. Libby says:

    Everything looks so inviting! I am planning wearing a loosely fitted sweater dress so I can have all the mashed potatoes haha. I cannot believe how quickly Thanksgiving is coming!!


  3. joe says:

    I cannot believe how quickly Thanksgiving is coming!!

  4. Tanya Aubin says:

    Where did you get the black polka dot pants you have on In the picture. I love them!

    • Meghan says:

      Hi Tanya- the original source for the photo is always linked at the bottom of the post! I’m afraid this photo is from last year – they were from Ann Taylor!

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