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Hot Trends to Rock this Thanksgiving

Finals are finally over (thank god) and it’s time to head home for Thanksgiving. I’ve been looking forward to Thanksgiving ever since the clock struck 12:00 a.m. on November 1, and if you’re anything like me, you're not only looking forward to the food, but also dressing up! I don’t know why I do it, as I’m only in the house with family on Thanksgiving, but getting dressed in a cute outfit makes me happy and puts me in a festive mood. Sometimes though, like this year, I get stuck on what to wear.


Incorporating popular fall trends is a fun way to stay trendy on this yummy holiday. But even if you don’t take any pictures, you can still dress for yourself. At the very least you know you’ll look good, and that’s all that really matters, right? So, if you’re stuck and need a little inspiration, keep on reading!


Red Hot

Red was forecasted to be a popular trend this fall when designers like Balenciaga and Valentino featured the hue in their fall ’17 collections. But instead of using the color to add a fun pop to an outfit, people have been going all out and color-blocking in red from head-to-toe. The best part about the hot-blooded color is that there is a shade out there that will suit everyone. Whether you feel more comfortable in dark burgundy or think you look better in a bright scarlet, you can find a shade that will suit your style and skin tone! For Thanksgiving this year, you can try the eye catching color-blocking trend by wearing a red dress and red coat. But if you’re like me, maybe settling on a red sweater, a pair of jeans (stretchy ones…I want to be able to eat a ton!) and a pair of red boots is just enough trend incorporation for one dinner.


Bell of the Ball

Bell sleeves were another trend seen all over the New York Fashion Week runways. Popular in the summer, this cute trend bled its way into fall as designers were just not through with the 70’s inspired sleeves with a modern twist. I really love this trend, and I’ve seen some designers embellish the sleeves with pearls and little gems to really make a statement. But as I thought about how cute this would be for Thanksgiving dinner, I realized this might not be the best trend when actually eating dinner. The wide sleeves would get draped all in your food, and nobody wants a gravy-stained sleeve. A more practical use for this trend would be to wear it if you’re taking family photos! A bell-sleeved sweater and a pair of jeans, or a dress with the featured sleeves and boots would look classy, trendy and cute!


Faux it up

Fur coats (faux please!) used to be a niche look, as only the super-rich or granny chic people could pull them off. But in 2013 everything changed as fashion decided this was stupid and if you wanted to wear a fur coat, then damn it, you wear a fur coat! The trend just stuck, and fur coats have been the hot item of fall and winter ever since, so it’s really no surprise it’s back this year again. If you’re going out for Thanksgiving, either to a friend’s place, another relatives house or even a restaurant, you might want to consider bundling up and looking especially on trendy in a fun faux fur coat. If you wear one in a funky pattern or an out of the box color, you get bonus points.


Low Key, High Comfort  

I get it. You’re only at home for Thanksgiving with family and you’re going to be eating a ton of food, so wearing something tight or too extra is just not the way you roll. Still a little bit worried of your mom who takes photos all the time and don’t want to look like a slob? Girl, you’re covered. Another hot trend of the season is matching tracksuit sets. Think Juicy Couture circa 2000, but modernized and without the word "JUICY" stamped on your butt. Stretchy, soft pants, a sweatshirt or zip-up to hide the potential food baby, and a popular trend so you still look put together. Honestly, what could be better than that for a Thanksgiving dinner?



Hope these inspired you to plan a trendy outfit that showcases your style for Thanksgiving. Happy holidays, and eat a ton of food!

Carly Shaw is a Junior at the Savannah Campus of Art and Design, majoring in Writing and minoring in Creative Writing and Fashion Journalism. As much as she loves to write, she also loves to spend time shopping, baking and wandering the charming city of Savannah. If her dreams of becoming a fashion journalist or a fictional novelist don't pan out, opening up her own bakery with her brother will be the next thing she does. 
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