Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

7 Gilmore Girls-Inspired Outfits for Every Type of Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is almost here, which means there are two situations you need to prepare for:   How to successfully avoid those awkward conversations about your love life, and figuring out what to wear.

Even though you don’t have concrete plans on how you will be celebrating the holidays, you want to make sure that your outfit is cute enough to impress your family and comfortable enough to go for seconds. For the past three consecutive Thanksgivings, I’ve fallen into the habit of wearing the same exact outfit in rotating colors: Sweater, leggings, boots, repeat. It didn’t matter what my plans were.

During my last Thanksgiving break, I watched “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”. I couldn’t get over how flawless all of Lorelai and Rory Gilmore’s outfits were. Ironically, their fall style inspired me to break out of my comfort zone and spice up my holiday look.

Here’s how you can add a little more Gilmore into your closet and copy these cozy, trendy, and inexpensive Thanksgiving outfits. The best part is that they are perfect for every Thanksgiving occasion!

1. If you’re mentally preparing yourself for a food coma…
Give yourself some breathing room with these loose, 90s style overalls. I love that Lorelai wears them with a simple striped top. Incorporate warm, fall colors into your outfit with an olive striped henley.

Women's Chaps Striped Henley Top, $19.60
Women’s Chaps Striped Henley Top, $19.60
Distressed Denim Overalls, $24.43
Distressed Denim Overalls, $24.43

2. If you’re watching the big game…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

Lorelai has the right idea. Wear something that you won’t mind getting salsa all over when you’re shouting at your TV screen. Rep your team’s colors with your flannel,

Short Flannel Shirt, $17.99
Short Flannel Shirt, $17.99
Skinny fit High Trashed Jeans, $29.99
Skinny fit High Trashed Jeans, $29.99

3. If you’re having a quiet, romantic dinner for two…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

Rory’s infamous, $158 shirtdress from Anthropologie may have run out of luck, but you’re guaranteed to have a perfect night in or out with this inexpensive alternative. Keep warm with a pair of thick black tights and ankle boots.

Sag Harbor Elbow Sleeve Shirt Dress, $29.99
Sag Harbor Elbow Sleeve Shirt Dress, $29.99

4. If you’re hosting friendsgiving or eating out with your squad…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

This was my favorite look of the entire series. I love the sharp contrast between the black and white lace. Although the dresses below aren’t an exact match with the one Rory wore, they’re made from similar material and are just as sexy! You can dress this look up or down depending on your venue.

Sleeveless Lace Fit & Flare Dress, $29.97
Sleeveless Lace Fit & Flare Dress, $29.97
Mockneck Lace Dress, $64.97
Mockneck Lace Dress, $64.97

5. If you’re spending a majority of your time outside…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

Bundle up with this tan wool coat. Rory’s Burberry coat actually costs close to $2,000, which makes this coat a total steal!

Wool-Blend Everyday Coat for Women, $59
Wool-Blend Everyday Coat for Women, $59

6. If you’re dining out…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

Go classic with a flirty skater dress. Lorelai’s contrast collar is a fresh take on the typical peter pan trend and is perfect for any season.

Chi Chi London Structured Lace Skater Dress With Contrast Collar, $81
Chi Chi London Structured Lace Skater Dress With Contrast Collar, $81

7. If you’re celebrating alone…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Netflix

Treat yourself! Put on that one outfit that you feel most confident in and celebrate your health, successes and overall year.

Women's Knit Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, $24.99
Women’s Knit Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, $24.99
Denim Jacket for Women, $29
Denim Jacket for Women, $29


29 responses to “7 Gilmore Girls-Inspired Outfits for Every Type of Thanksgiving”

  1. Laura Dove Avatar

    I’ve never seen the Gilmore girls but I like their styles! I love that navy dress from chi chi, they have the best dresses on that site!

  2. Nicole Anderson Avatar
    Nicole Anderson

    I love the scope of fashion items you have included here. The smart casual look is always a safe option and one that makes you feel comfortable at the same time.

  3. Jhilmil Avatar

    Loved every outfit you’ve listed out here specially for Thanksgiving, the best one being Distressed denim. Looks very smart and yes the best part they are super comfy to me!

  4. rahulk376 Avatar

    These all are really beautiful outfits for girls. I am sure many would buy it after the first look. I liked the 1st denim one and the 6th blue skirt dress. Very Cool. 🙂

  5. Shell Avatar

    I totally love watching this show on Netflix!!! These outfits are absolutely adorable and I want to order a few of them.

  6. justmegrowingup Avatar

    I love this! Gilmore Girls is my favorite and I’d love to let the show influence my closet 🙂

  7. fashionandstylepolice Avatar

    Love the outfit ideas here. Am in the UK so no thanksgiving ceremony here but I hear all about it. I love when my outfits are comfy.

  8. toastycritic Avatar

    You definitely have some cute outfits listed here. I am really curious about the overalls with the shirt on top. I have never seen it worn like that before. Very interesting.

  9. lisa Avatar

    Ahh, I love the Gilmore Girls and I love the fashion that you have chosen especially as it’s the type that does not seem to go out of fashion. Great Post!

  10. Eloise - Avatar

    I love that you’ve thought of all the ways of celebrating… even alone! I haven’t worn denim overalls for a very long time and never realised that it could be a perfect choice when planning a food coma! It may be a bit too casual for celebrations, but I’d consider it for other dinners! A collar on a dress is a great addition to make it look very chic, but I wonder if it’s comfortable.

  11. xxscharrer Avatar

    Loving that henley top! And I love that you chose your clothing items based on what the Gilmore girls would do. Love that show!

  12. Michael Avatar

    I have never watched the Gilmore Girls, but the outfits look nice. Great list of looks for the holidays.

  13. freya farrington Avatar
    freya farrington

    My favourite is the classic flannel shirt. It’s about the only item in my wardrobe that takes me out of my monochrome comfort zone!

  14. Missy Avatar

    Never did watch the show, but the styles are “me”. Thanks for the tips!

  15. Avatar

    I love Gilmore girls and I also love how today we can all feel comfortable and look stylish. My favourite is a flirty skater dress.:-)

  16. Jhilmil Avatar

    Loved every outfit you’ve listed out here specially for Thanksgiving. More so, the Chi Chi London Structured Lace Skater Dress With Contrast Collar looks such a fab outfit.

  17. rhianwestbury Avatar

    The flannal shirt or the sexy dress are my favourites. Happy thanksgiving to you x

  18. Rosie Romance Avatar

    I love this post! I’ve been in a relationship for over 5 years now so I’m always thinking about what to wear when food is involved haha 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  19. alisonrost Avatar

    How did you know I’m standing in front of my closet wondering what the heck I’m going to wear for Thanksgiving in a couple of hours?! I’m more of a casual look girl and am leaning towards something plaid (although mine is blue) and also some high waisted jeans. Who knew they would ever come back into fashion? I have to admit though, that I’d love an excuse to wear one of the pretty dresses!

  20. Sarmistha Goswami Avatar

    I haven’ seen Gilmore girls but i love your curation of items! I will surely wear most of them and I am in love with that classic camel coat! Thanks for sharing.
    Do drop by my blog as well : 🙂

  21. akamatra Avatar

    What a fun post to read! I love your take in the outfits! I used to love watching this show but I haven’t seen it for years!

  22. Laura Dove Avatar

    I love those dungarees! They are super cute! I’ve never seen Gilmore girls but I feel like I should watch it!

  23. Vanessa Palma Avatar

    Such a great post about one of my favorite shows. I really like the Women’s Knit Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress. I may have to get it.

  24. In and Out of Vegas Avatar

    I love this! It is so cute how you “GILMORE GIRL’D” it with the outfits. Very witty. I have never seen the show but my friends seem to love it! How you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  25. roadaviator Avatar

    Great post to show the best outfit. My sister would definitely love this post and all the outfits. She is quite confused with the dresses to choose this Christmas, so it may help her to choose the best one.
    However, in my perspective, Chi Chi London outfit is great.

  26. Vasundhra Avatar

    All these outfits look great. I especially loved the distressed denim overall and the lace dress!

  27. Jen S Avatar
    Jen S

    I love Gilmore Girls! Still one of the shows I re-watch whenever I’m feeling down. These outfits are all so cute!

  28. Melissa Vera Avatar

    I love Gilmore Girls and have often thought that I wish I could dress like them. Now I have some ideas to start with.

  29. gracethoroughgoodbeauty Avatar

    I’m rewatching Gilmore Girls for the hundredth time and I love this post 🙂 I love the outfits in the show so this is perfect 🙂

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