Look your best because Thanksgiving is now a day of ‘gramming’

There was a day not that long ago when “gramming” at Thanksgiving could have meant paying respect to the family matriarch. Today it’s all about photo snapping for social media, with posting to Instagram serving as a new pastime.

 Since you already know there will be plenty of gramming this year, you’ll need to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing to Thanksgiving dinner.

 Remember, if you’re skipping the stretchy pants, find something nice that’s not too loose, but has some layers over it. For example, a blazer and scarf can be strategically buttoned/draped to cover any ill effects from having third helpings. And fall colors, of course, are just on point.

Bring out your thrift karma and find all of these elements (and more) at a Goodwill Central Coast store location.

Savvy Goodwill shoppers have always found it exciting to see what’s new, and what’s possible to make out of items donated by others. It’s the epitome of responsible upcycling since money through the sale of donated goods helps support and grow Goodwill’s critical community-based employment programs and services. The bottom line? The environmental and social impacts cannot be denied.

Thanksgiving is an A holiday that is full of Fs — family, food, football — and frugal fashion! Thrifted Thanksgiving outfits can be functional AND fashionable. Remember, there are people all around you with cameras (who knows where these photos will end up), and you will want to look and feel your best in the outfit you choose.

Whether you’re going for a dressy look or something more laid-back, Goodwill Central Coast has the fashion-forward options you need to make your Thanksgiving outfit one to remember — without breaking the bank.

  • Cozy sweaters

    There’s no better time to dress in chunky knit sweaters than on Thanksgiving Day. Step up your sweater game by shopping at Goodwill Central Coast, where you can find stylish knits in materials ranging from cotton to wool to cashmere. These luxury materials usually cost a pretty penny in department stores, but that’s not the case when you shop at Goodwill. Our retail stores offer great low prices so you can get more for your money when thrift shopping. Pair your chunky cardigan, pullover sweater, or turtleneck with jeans or leggings, and accessorize with statement necklaces and earrings.

  • Chunky knits and accessories

    One of the best parts about fall is the influx of knit sweaters that hit the Goodwill racks. You can find so many amazing options in every material imaginable (including cashmere) at affordable prices. Pair a cute slightly oversized sweater with your favorite pair of leggings or comfy jeans and complete the look with some fun costume jewelry. A pair of statement earrings or a statement necklace can go a long way in making your look more cohesive and on-trend.

  • Bring on the palazzo pants

    Palazzo is an Italian word that means a palatial building. Back in the day, grand palaces were big, spacious, and comfortable. Similarly, palazzo pants are highly comfortable making them suitable for summer wear with spacious and roomier comfort for the wearers. These long women’s trousers — cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist — are loose and tend to be flattering in light, flowing fabrics that are breathable. You can find them in a variety of colors and they look great with a fitted shirt and pair of heels. Plus, they are the perfect way for you to hide that Turkey Day bloat.

  • Try a denim shirt-dress

    An adjustable waist belt is always the MVP of Thanksgiving dinner. Complete with the perfect billowy sleeves, a denim shirt-dress is perfect for the holiday and beyond. Style it with cognac-colored booties to complete the vintage-inspired look.

  • Jeggings and a ruffle blouse

    We’d be remiss to exclude jeggings — that gift from the denim gods who were so kind to provide a flexible option that makes women breathe easier. It’s never a bad option to toss on your favorite pair of jeggings with a slightly dressier flowy ruffle blouse — and Goodwill has you covered. Complete this look with a pair of statement earrings and a statement ring and you’ll be good to go.

  • Designer labels everywhere

    Whatever your label of choice may be, find it (and more) at Goodwill — for pennies on the dollar.  Show off your fabulous Goodwill designer finds — even if you’re planning a more low-key holiday. Adding a bit of sparkling jewelry can make you feel happier and more at ease — and that’s not a bad thing in these times.

Thanksgiving is a great time to show gratitude for all the wonderful things in our lives by giving back — which makes shopping at your local Goodwill the perfect opportunity to not only upgrade your Turkey Day (or in some cases Tofurkey Day) attire but also to help out others in your community. The dollars you spend at Goodwill go on to help support job skills training and employment services for our friends and neighbors facing obstacles.

Add to their Thanksgivings by enhancing yours!