Last-Minute Thanksgiving Outfit Inspiration

Standing in front of your closet today figuring out what to wear for dinner tonight? I browsed through my archives and I have some last-minute Thanksgiving outfit ideas for you…

Comfy Thanksgiving Outfit IdeasColorful Scarf + Sweater + Ponte Leggings

Thick leggings were pretty much made for Thanksgiving, right? Add a festive scarf and sweater so it looks like you put in some effort. 😉

Tiered Blouse + Ponte Leggings

A long, tiered blouse dresses up another leggings and boots combo. Add a pendant or  y-necklace for some extra sparkle.


A no-brainer, but still worth mentioning! The fabric here is what makes it appropriate or not for your Thanksgiving dinner, depending on how dressy it is.

Patterned Cardigan + Jeans

Cozy and cute, but not too warm. Of course, feel free to swap out jeans for (gasp!) leggings. Think about the food!

Some other recurring themes: maroon (talk about one of my power colors), black (better for hiding stains) and comfy pants.

Enjoy the holiday, and thank you always for reading! I’m grateful for this little space, and everyone who takes the time to read my words!

~ Sarah

Cardigan Crush

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahHi Autumn, nice to see you again… at least for now. As far as I’m concerned, ankle boot and cardigan season is more enjoyable than peacoat and riding boot season. Speaking of cardigans, after seeing these swingy, print cardigans around for a couple years, I finally have one in my closet thanks to Tobi.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahFall is my busiest season for my social calendar, between homecoming, cider festivals, apple picking and other classic fall activities. This means that I need want comfy and cute clothes that works for all of the above. So good thing this “school crush” cardigan goes with everything.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahMy first instinct is always to keep things simple. Black jeans and ankle boots (these are new and so comfy!) to go with the cardigan, and then a maroon sweater for some warmth and a seasonal pop of color. I couldn’t resist adding a wine colored lipstick either. And of course, a pendant necklace, my necklace style of choice.

Patterned Tobi Cardigan for Fall | Shades of SarahAnyone else crushing on cardigans this fall? Or is there another trend you’re totally digging?

~ Sarah

P.S. Thanks for the photos, Chrystina! Visit her blog for all your party planning needs.

Cardigan: c/o Tobi
Top: LOFT (similar under $50)
Jeans: Old Navy
Ankle Boots: Kohl’s
Necklace: Borrowed from Chrystina
Lips: e.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Matte Color in wine

Indian Summer

Indian summer

  • n. a stretch of sunny and warm days during late autumn

Also known as my favorite time of year. It looks like fall but feels like late spring, what could be better? It’s also usually my last chance to bare my legs and play with light layers before autumn really hits.

Silk Scarf, Utility Jacket, LBD | Shades of Sarah

A little black dress + utility jacket + print silk scarf is nothing new, but it’s a classic for a reason. (See Katie rocking this outfit formula earlier this year here.) I especially like that my jacket brings out the green in my printed scarf. The scarf and lace cap sleeves are pretty girl, but the jacket and the neutral colors keep it grounded. And the clogs are just typical me at this point!

Silk Scarf, Utility Jacket, LBD | Shades of Sarah
Actually, Philly, we can probably dial down the humidity now.

Anyone else still stretching their summer wardrobe? It’s November in a few hours, so I’ll probably have to switch exclusively to tights and jeans. The clogs and falling leaves can stick around, for now.

~ Sarah

P.S. Much thanks to Julia for the lovely photos!! Get in touch with her if you need a photographer in Philly!

Dress: Walmart (similar silhouette)
Utility Jacket: Forever 21
Scarf: Anne Klein, thrifted (cool print under $25!)
Clogs: Old Navy
Tote: Nordstrom (reversible!)