Best Bar Night of the Year: What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve

Long sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante

Thanksgiving is four days, which absolutely blows my mind. Did you know that the day before Thanksgiving, aka Thanksgiving Eve, has established itself as the biggest bar night of the year? When I think about it, it makes total sense. Everyone usually flies home a day or two before Thanksgiving, and since Thanksgiving is reserved for family affairs, the night before is a perfect opportunity to reconnect with hometown friends. Plus, even the worst hangovers can be cured by a generous Thanksgiving feast. The only complication is…. what in the world do you wear? In today’s post, I’m sharing two ideas for what to wear out on Thanksgiving Eve.

One Thanksgiving Eve outfit idea is casual for bar hopping, and the other is more formal for cocktails and dressier occasions. All photo credit goes to the oh-so-talented Catherine Rhodes. If you’re located anywhere near Central Missouri, she’s the best!

What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve: Bar Hopping

I’m personally a bar girl myself. I love the laid back atmosphere. This casual Thanksgiving Eve outfit idea pairs a casual surplice top with some high waisted flare jeans. Not only are flare jeans a classic fall style, the darker wash looks closest to navy, which is a classic autumnal hue. Bringing a big designer bag is a nightmare, so stick with a small crossbody, like this chocolate Vera Bradley saddle bag. You can find full outfit details below!

Long sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteLong sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante Long sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteLong sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante Long sleeve burgundy surplice top with dark wash flare jeans | Casual Thanksgiving outfit idea | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteShop the Look: Burgundy Surplice Top, $15 (super comfy and also available in black) | Dark Wash Flare Jeans, $80 (similar style linked– and there’s a great BOGO 50% deal going on right now!) | Cognac Booties, $90 | Chocolate Crossbody Bag, $228 | Kendra Scott Sophee Earrings, $55 (also available in silver and rose gold)


 

What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve: Cocktails

Thanksgiving Eve is also popular for cocktail parties and fancy dinners with lots of champagne. If you need to be a bit more dressed up, wear a delicate lace dress with classic autumnal hues. This Adelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress is perfect. The navy and cream combo just screams Thanksgiving cocktails. I spend my Thanksgivings in Florida, so the spaghetti straps are weather-appropriate. However, if it’s chilly out, you can pair it easily with a black or navy blazer and some tights. Full outfit details are listed below!

Adelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante Adelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante

Seriously, how gorgeous is that lace back detailing? I’ve never owned anything from Adelyn Rae before, but since finding this dress, I’ve already purchased three more garments. Her clothes are so tasteful and well made– and at a relatively modest price point (usually under $120). 

Adelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteAdelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteAdelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteAdelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a Debutante Adelyn Rae Josephine Lace Dress | What to wear for Thanksgiving | What to Wear Out on Thanksgiving Eve by fashion blogger Stephanie Ziajka from Diary of a DebutanteShop the Look: Josephine Lace Dress, $118 (but currently 40% off through 11/22!) | Block Heel Sandals, $60 (also available in black) | Nude Uber Clutch, $170 (available in 8 different colors with personalization) | White Mother of Pearl Earrings, $65


 

Hopefully that covers your wardrobe questions for Thanksgiving Eve! Also, if you’re wondering what to wear for Thanksgiving dinner with my boyfriend’s family, check out this guest post by Red Dress Boutique. They cover every possible scenario imaginable! Happy early Thanksgiving, y’all!

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