Fashion forecast: What to wear for Thanksgiving
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 4:18 -
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Thanksgiving weekend is set to be one of the warmer in recent memory, with a forecast of sunny skies with a temperature of around 20°C gracing most of the eastern Canada. This presents an interesting opportunity to explore the richness of the season’s colour palette without having to dress for warmth—a unique challenge for the chunkier pieces in our wardrobe. Here are some of our top tips for dressing cozily without roasting yourself like a Thanksgiving turkey.
Inspiration for your festive fall outfit should be an ode to the visual splendor of the changing of the seasons. Think abundant cornucopias of freshly harvested gourds, dried oak and maple leaves, fallen acorns—texture becomes key when your spectrum of colours is primarily contained to shades of russet and amber. We love French Connection’s Divine Dorothy coat for this reason, with its rich, camel coloured wool and oversized silhouette, it's a nod to the season’s affinity for masculine tailoring. Wear open or slung casually over your arm during the day to accommodate the warmer weather, but trust us, come the evening you’ll be glad to have it with you—it is still October, after all!
And whether you’re trying to explain your job to the grandparents, chasing the kiddies around the yard, or doing your best Martha Stewart impression in the kitchen, we have an all-occasion outfit for your Thanksgiving feast. In lieu of wearing tights (we’re firm believers that if it’s warm enough to go bare legged, you should!), layer up on dresses for a look that is casual but still elegant. A black turtleneck dress will become one of your most chic staples for the colder months ahead, and layering this Karl Lagerfeld Tartan Mini Dress on top of it will give a cool, punk-chic twist on a heritage classic (plus, it’s cotton, so you won’t overheat!).
For footwear, we recommend a pair of McQ patent leather-trimmed ankle boots in one of the season’s must-have shades, merlot. The handbag shape du jour is sophisticated and small, and this mini messenger bag from Zara is an ideal size for carrying around the essentials, while also complementing the rest of your monochrome ensemble. Pick up the chain's gold detailing with a chunky bracelet, like this cognac cuff from Tory Burch, which sports golden hexagonal cutouts.
Now, you’re set to tuck into that turkey like a pro, while being cozy and comfortable at the same time. Now, that’s something we can all be thankful for!
Weather-Proofing with Fashion:
- French Connection Divine Dorothy Coat, frenchconnection.com, $278
- Susana Monaco Cat Turtleneck Dress, shopbop.com, $180
- Karl Lagerfeld Punk Tartan Mini Dress, net-a-porter.com, $370
- McQ Ankle Boots, theoutnet.com, $415
- Zara Messenger Bag, zara.com, $60
- Tory Burch Hexagonal Cutout Bracelet, saksfifthavenue.com, $164
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