When it comes to getting dressed for Thanksgiving and all of the shopping that goes along with it, I have a few suggestions for you. I teamed up with Peyton & Peppy Boutique to illustrate some great looks for when you’re taking on a big feast and partaking in Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Stick with me if you want to be ready to grab a drink with friends at The Blennerhassett Hotel after your shopping adventures!

Tip #1: Ditch the coat and wear a sweater or a toboggan. No one likes carrying a big coat around with them while they shop so feel free to skip it.  Choose a poncho or a vest as a layering piece that provides warmth but isn’t as cumbersome.

These two layering pieces are the perfect look for those that want to look cute while shopping for your friends and family. They also work perfectly for your Thanksgiving attire as well.

Tip #2: If you’re unsure on whether or not you should dress-up for dinner, go with a casual look with an edge. That could mean wearing a dressier top layered underneath a sweater.  I love these two looks for that specific reason. 

For instance, this sequin detail layered under a peek-a-boo shoulder lends the perfect touch for not being overly casual or too dressy. The faux leather leggings also kick it up a notch and are absolutely comfortable. Bonus?  They have great stretch for all of the food you’re about to intake!

I also love an animal print piece which in this case is a reptile print and it’s very on-trend this season. Don’t be afraid to wear pastels in the wintertime.  It looks perfect with the black denim and popcorn open sweater. Also, say it with me…”I can wear ankle jeans.” Yes! They are an actual trend for those of you that may have been wondering. Embrace it!

These two looks are the perfect transition looks to head out-on-the-town after Thanksgiving dinner.

When you shop at Peyton & Peppy you’ll find great sweaters, lovely accessories, shoes, bath and body, candles, little girl clothing along with a plus-size section. All of these featured looks and accessories can be found at this adorable boutique. Don’t forget to shop with them on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday!

Author and Fashion Stylist: Courtney Smith of Ran.dom.o.si.ty 7.4.0

Photographer: Kelsey Preston

Models: Molly Vincent (left) and Amayah Lauer (right)