Q. I’m going to my boyfriend’s for Thanksgiving and it’s the first time I’m meeting his family. He says dinner is casual, but I want to look good. What should I wear?
A. For a family Thanksgiving or holiday dinner with his parents, you want a look that is stylish without being too fussy, casual but still neat, relaxed yet polished. You can’t go wrong with a variation on one of these looks:
1. A cozy chic sweater paired with great-fitting jeans and pumps or boots. To update this classic combination for this season, look for sweaters that have a little something special, whether it be a polka dot print, a metallic sheen or chunky knit. Your jeans can be velvet, brocade or even colored denim for an upgrade on your basic blue denim.
2. Another no-fail look is a pretty blouse paired with skinny pants and heels. This season, we’re loving jeweled collars and pretty prints on silky tops.