By Lindsay Sanderson
As students count down the seconds until they can head home for some hearty holiday food, some are wondering how they’ll manage to look cute and hide that food baby on Thanksgiving Day. These three outfits will keep you comfy and picture-ready all day long on a college student’s budget.
First, a warmer outfit for outdoor activities, like a parade or your family’s pick-up football game. A flannel and a puffer vest are a perfect on-trend pairing that will keep you toasty even on the chilliest November days. This flannel is a $23 choice from H&M, paired with the more frugal Factory version of the popular J. Crew vests for $69.
Throw on your favorite pair of dark wash jeans to accompany this outfit and layer some cute accessories. This $19 infinity scarf is from Target, which goes well with this $21 bag from Kohls‘ in a matching shade.
Any warm boots will be the cozy finishing touch to this outfit. The $109 boots displayed are from L.L. Bean, but cheaper alternatives can be found at Target for only $50 and can be worn all winter long.
The next outfit is just a bit more dressed up but with the same comfort. A $50 versatile sweater from chicwish.com is paired with $45 American Eagle burgundy jeans. Chunky sweaters and dark colored jeans are always in for the fall, and this burgundy color is one of the season’s hottest trends.
To accessorize, layer a cheaper alternative to a pricey Michael Kors watch with this $49 Nine West one and some ever-trendy Alex and Ani bangles ($25 each). Matching shoes and bag are a must with this season’s biggest trends, like these $46 Madden Girl ankle booties and a crossbody bag, like this $38 one from J.C. Penney.
Finally, what better way to camouflage your post-feast tummy than a T-shirt dress? This olive dress from threadsence.com is only $38 and can be dressed up or. Paired with some riding boots, like these $46 ones from Charlotte Russe, and $5 Steve Madden boot socks, this comfy dress becomes the cutest outfit at the table. Complete the outfit with a gold Charming Charlie watch for only $25 and a soft neutral eye shadow look.
With these outfits or your own spin on them, you can focus more on all that delicious Thanksgiving food and less on how you’re looking in that skin tight top you’re regretting already.