Happy Late Thanksgiving everyone! I hope everyone’s Thursday was full of lots of great turkey, family and of course fashion. I chose to combine three different topics into one blog post, since they all seemed to go hand in hand: What to wear when traveling, Thanksgiving attire and a bit of Men’s Fashion. I spent Thanksgiving in Chicago visiting my oldest brother, so I had to adjust to the windy city fast since I left Charleston in 65 degree weather.
First off, whoever said you can’t go to the airport dressing fashionable is incredibly wrong. Sure, you can dress down and comfy but I always love when I see a well-put together outfit walking through the terminals of an airport. It looks like they’re dressed with a purpose and ready to head to their destination with confidence. My roommate realized last minute that she had a connecting flight in Chicago to go home to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. We just so happened to coincidently be on the same flight, as if we don’t spend enough time together…;)
My choice of attire for the airport consisted of a flannel over a pair of leggings, worn with my new Desert Rebel Moto Jacket. The boots are Etienne Aigner and my two carry on bags are Longchamp and Kathy Van Zeeland. This outfit is perfect for traveling because it functions as both comfortable and chic, even for an early flight at the airport.
My roommate’s outfit is the perfect choice for traveling to a colder location. Karly’s Utility Jacket is from Forever 21, worn over a tribal cardigan that can be found on Forever 21 where there are an endless amount of other cardigans waiting to be purchased. What’s great about her outfit is that she has the ability to take off the heavier jacket while in the airport and still be comfortable with just her cardigan on, but she will also be ready to throw that coat on once she arrives at her destination up north.
As Eastcoastgypsy made her way to the Midwest, I was pondering ideas on the plane about other topics I could include in my next blog post…and then it came to me. It can always be difficult to know what to wear on Thanksgiving/to Thanksgiving Dinner, or any holiday for that matter. I’ve observed that the dress-wear for Turkey Day honestly depends on the specific family; one family might choose to take the fancier approach, while others choose to take the relaxed approach. I’ve decided that my family is somewhere in between. Although we don’t look full on dressed up, we also don’t like to look too casual either. With that being said, this is where my brothers come into play.
Since I’ve been posting mainly about women’s wear throughout my blogs, I wanted to incorporate men’s approach to fashion as well. This seemed like the perfect opportunity as I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with two of the most fashionable men I know: my two older brothers Ryan and Sean.
Sean is wearing a vintage sweater over a long sleeve cotton shirt from Reiss. His pants are Rag&Bone and the shoes are Alexander McQueen. What I love about Sean’s outfit is how it has the appeal of looking festive and well dressed but in such a subtle and casual manner. It has the perfect blend of a New York/California charm, which is coincidental since Sean has resided in both states. Sean has always had the ability of being creative with his outfits, and isn’t afraid to combine relaxed pieces with bold ones. Regardless of what he wears, he still looks like a model at all times.
Ryan’s plaid button-down is from Gant , his pants are Ted baker and his shoes are Sperry’s. Ryan’s style is a bit preppier than Sean’s, and I’ve always loved the dividing line between the two of their fashion sense’s. They both have very different tastes, but each of them always manage to look their best at all times. Ryan has always had a thing for bright colored pants, so I love that he chose to wear these blue pants matched with the bright patterned flannel for Thanksgiving.
Sean’s boyfriend Andy, (my third brother) didn’t get to make it to Thanksgiving Dinner, but when he came over the following day I couldn’t help but capture his outfit as well.
Andy sets the perfect example of referring to what I meant by our family dressing “in between” casual and fancy during the holidays. Andy’s pants are AG, shoes are All Saints, denim shirt is Velour by Nostalgi and his watch is Komono. I love that Andy kept it simple by wearing his denim shirt kept open over a white Hanes T shirt, because it makes it much more relaxed yet still conservative.
As for me…
My outfit describes me to a T, because my favorite piece of clothing since I was little was “anything that twirled”. My skater skirt is from top shop, worn with a tucked in sweater from Forever 21. One of my favorite looks during the winter is revealing socks with combat boots, paired with tights. You can also never go wrong with throwing a beanie on any outfit, and I felt it was appropriate on this cold Chicago day.
I also got to reunite with one of my best friends who I hadn’t seen in six months
I hope that everyone’s Thanksgiving was just as festive and fun filled as mine!