with Susan Wagner
The Working Closet is your source for the best of what's hip and fresh in fashion and beauty. Susan Wagner keeps you up-to-date on trends and offers tips and tricks for making everything in your closet truly work for you.
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Thanksgiving totally snuck up on me this year — I looked at my calendar on Monday and nearly fell over dead because how is it Thanksgiving already??? OMG.
(I love Thanksgiving; it’s my favorite holiday. Lots of eating and no gifts — hooray!)
I’m a big fan of getting dressed up for Thanksgiving dinner, but I know not everyone is. I am totally opposed to showing up at the table in your elastic waist yoga pants, though. I promise you’ll feel more thankful if you put on something more chic than what you wear to pick the kids up at school.
Fortunately, that’s an easy thing to do.
The secret to looking cute and being comfy for the holidays is the legging jean. No, I will not refer to them as “jeggings” (ugh) but I will wholeheartedly recommend them. I have a pair of GAP 1969 lightweight corduroy leggings; they’re super comfy and easy to wear, and they look great. The corduroy is soft and stretchy, but not clingy, and the color is lovely.
My friend Rita found a terrific budget-friendly alternative at Walmart, of all places. She has a pair of Faded Glory jeggings (legging jeans! legging jeans!) in khaki; they have an elastic waist, but other than that, they look like real pants, not like leggings. They’re stretchy and comfy and super cute — perfect for an all-day noshfest like Thanksgiving.
Pair your legging jeans with a longer top, something that covers your waistline; since these are skinny pants, opt for something with a little volume, to balance your top and bottom. Add a dramatic necklace or earrings to dress the whole outfit up just a little, and a pretty pair of flats to finish off the outfit. You’ll look great and be comfortable all day long.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Are you dressing up or going casual? And — most important — what are you planning to wear???
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