KEEPS ON GIVING

Thanksgiving-Ready Womenswear That Looks Great All Season

Every day is a special occasion when you're wearing velvet.

By Zoe Sayler November 18, 2022

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Leaves are an unavoidable fall accessory.

Shopping for a holiday-ready look among your existing wardrobe can be a bit of a drag: Nothing feels special enough. And, yet, it's incredibly wasteful to purchase something new just for a turkey-driven couch nap. We invite you to consider the following items—many of which are available for last-minute local pickup—potential staple pieces in your future wardrobe. After their Thanksgiving debut, that is.

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Madden Velvet Blazer, Staud

$395.00
 

Image: Staud

Velvet is one of fall 2022's top trends. The beauty of fashion's fascination? Even if it falls out of style come next year, it's the eternal MVP of holiday materials—you could wear this classic Staud blazer to Thanksgiving dinner every year for a decade and still get compliments. Jewel-toned ocher brings sometimes-tricky autumnal mustard down a notch for a more timeless, universally becoming look. Nab the matching pants for a complete look you can mix and match till spring and beyond.

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Officine Creative Shona Boot, A Mano Local

Holidays are all about making the everyday just a little more magical, and holiday fashion statements do well to follow suit: A classic black Italian leather ankle boot gets jazzed up a bit with a unique shape, a pointed toe, and a standout zipper, but still plays well with the rest of your wardrobe. Go up a half-size for the best fit.


Cherry on Top Dress, Vixen Collection Local

$89.99
 

It's a sweater. It's a dress. This relaxed-fit sweater dress from Magnolia-based Vixen Collection is, perhaps, the most versatile item in your wardrobe: Pair with heels, costume-y jewels, and a sparkly handbag for an evening out, or add tights, knee-high boots, and plenty of chunky knit accessories for a cozy family gathering. Note the especially adaptable nature of that generous front zipper.

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Pamir Cardigan, Flora and Henri Local

Details on details make this tunic-length sweater a standalone hit: With pom-poms, turtle shell buttons, balloon sleeves, and a knit belt, it can make leggings look fit for a special occasion (Thanksgiving dreams do come true). Unbuttoned, it brings visual interest and seasonal warmth to jeans and a T-shirt.


Mother Mid-Rise Dazzler Ankle Fray Jean, Flora and Henri Local

The most straightforward approach to Thanksgiving fashion looks a lot like the oft-memed Christian Girl Autumn: an Instagram-ready amalgam of denim, leather boots, big sweaters, and even bigger hats. In service of such a classic look, we submit this wear-everywhere pair of jeans from Mother—with a comfy mid-rise waist and plenty of stretch, post-dinner they feel heaven-sent.


Veronica Beard Sonam Plaid Wool Blend Dickey Coat, Nordstrom Local

$848.00
 

Image: Nordstrom

On occasions with less prep time—so, basically every non-holiday of our lives—putting a ton of effort into an outfit only to completely cover it with a jacket you never wind up shedding feels futile. This coat from American designer Veronica Beard brings some serious pizazz to the table this Thanksgiving, with the added appeal of being a look in and of itself for the remainder of the chilly season. What you wear underneath is beside the point.

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Caron Callahan Malva Skirt, Flora and Henri Local

Plaid skirts are the staple we happily fall back on every autumn. With a flattering ankle-length hem, a flat waistband, and twill material in a low-contrast pattern, this version feels more sophisticated than schoolgirl and brings mellow holiday vibes aplenty. We love it with a tucked-in blouse and its matching menswear-fit blazer for special occasions, but it looks great with a simple tee, too.


Margaux Jumpsuit in Black Cupro, Sway and Cake Local

$268
 

Image: Sway and Cake

Utility jumpsuits had their moment this summer, but their casual feel and one-and-done appeal transcends the cycle of trends and seasons. This breezy pick from Capitol Hill boutique Sway and Cake's house label would look cute for the holidays layered over a turtleneck and paired with an oversize wool jacket, ankle socks, and chunky loafers (fall 2022's favorite shoe). But its versatile shape and fabric makes it a star in your wardrobe all year long. A loose cut and removable tie provide a customizable fit and extra comfort.

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Ribbed Baby Alpaca Fringe Scarf, Sskein Local

Seattle-based sustainable knitwear company Sskein offers a bevy of holiday-ready garments, from sweaters to skirts to jumpsuits, and while some are made on-demand and take a little extra time—keep them in mind for future events!—this ultra-soft, six-foot-long baby alpaca scarf is available in six colors and ready to ship as it is ready to be converted into a post-dinner blanket. 


Twyla Dill Mustard Sterling Athra French Hook Earrings, Bezel and Kiln Local 

When in doubt, turn on the holiday charm with thoughtfully chosen accessories. Local jewelry designer Twyla Dill adorns her pieces with crocheted lace, making them the perfect fit for fall; with three tiers and cheerful yellow lace, this pair stands out against a neutral palette or complements other festive brights.

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