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the ultimate guide to getting dressed for thanksgiving

the coolest outfits inspired by our favorite it girls.

Two days until Thanksgiving and I have nothing to wear! OK, I have things, I just don't have the thing. Dressing for Thanksgiving is like dressing for a major event because you're probably going to see a lot of family and friends you don't see the other 364 days of the year and thus you need to look great.

But instead of staying up nights with thoughts of "Are leopard pants appropriate for a family dinner?" I'm taking my wardrobe inspiration from It Girls' outfits, like Ashley Olsen or Zosia Mamet. In the gallery there's a look for every kind of Thanksgiving, from the beer and football kind to the black tie swanky kind, so find your It Girl spirit guide and make getting dressed on Thursday a little easier. 

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THE GIRL: Alexa Chung

THE LOOK: The LBD

WEAR IT IF: You want to look semi-formal, comfortable, and have a little fun with your accessories.

YOU'LL NEED: Nasty Gal Nellie Dress -- $88

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THE GIRL: Freida Pinto

THE LOOK: Casual Separates

WEAR IT IF: You want to look fancy and fashionable, but also be able to eat lots of pie. 

YOU'LL NEED: Armani Exchange Faux Fur Vest -- $128

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THE GIRL: Ashley Olsen

THE LOOK: Minimalist Comfort

WEAR IT IF: You want to wear an oversized sweater and still look cool.

YOU'LL NEED: Gap V-Neck Sweater -- $49.95

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THE GIRL: Ashley Madekwe

THE LOOK: Matching Pajama-inspired Separates

WEAR IT IF: You want to be able to run around with your dog/cousins/grandpa and still look cute.

YOU'LL NEED: Steven Alan Pajama Top -- $178

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THE GIRL: Zosia Mamet

THE LOOK: Artsy Casual

WEAR IT IF: You want to be comfy, but you also want to show your family once and for all that you're the coolest member.

YOU'LL NEED: Black Swan Tapestry Jacket -- $82

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THE GIRL: Chloe Grace Moretz

THE LOOK: Pretty Punk

WEAR IT IF: You want to add an edge to your pretty look.

YOU'LL NEED: Maison Jules Polka Dot Dress -- $59

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THE GIRL: Jennifer Lawrence

THE LOOK: Fancy Artist

WEAR IT IF: You want to prove to your mom that a crop top can be tasteful.

YOU'LL NEED: Motel Lace Crop Top -- $32.04

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THE GIRL: Mindy Kaling

THE LOOK: The Subtle Bling

WEAR IT IF: You want to add a little shine to your dinner.

YOU'LL NEED: Tory Burch Bejeweled Sweater -- $450

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THE GIRL: Hailee Steinfeld

THE LOOK: Bold and Beautiful

WEAR IT IF: You want to make a statement at dinner, and that statement is, "I'm awesome."

YOU'LL NEED: Markus Lupfer Lips Top -- $116

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THE GIRL: Jen Brill

THE LOOK: The Ultimate Accessories

WEAR IT IF: You have a simple dress you want to wear, but need some accessories to liven it up.

YOU'LL NEED: Mawi Studded Spikes Clutch -- $840

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THE GIRL: Jenna Coleman

THE LOOK: Cute Classic

WEAR IT IF: You want to look pretty and Turkey Day appropriate.

YOU'LL NEED: Asos Skater Dress - $39

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THE GIRL: Allison Williams

THE LOOK: Cool Black Tie

WEAR IT IF: You're going to a super-fancy dinner but don't want to wear basic black.

YOU'LL NEED: Lauren Ralph Lauren Purple Evening Dress -- $280

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THE GIRL: Diane Kruger

THE LOOK: The Fancy Florals

WEAR IT IF: You're going to a semi-formal affair and you want to add a little spring cheer to your harvest feast.

YOU'LL NEED: Rachel Antonoff Strapless Floral Dress -- $275

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THE GIRL: Sofia Coppola

THE LOOK: Silky Separates

WEAR IT IF: You want to look as cool as Sofia Coppola.

YOU'LL NEED: Marc by Marc Jacobs Silk Crepe de Chine Blouse -- $200

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THE GIRL: Scarlett Johansson

THE LOOK: Thanksgiving in Miami

WEAR IT IF: You live in a warm place, but still want to look a little traditionally Thanksgiving-y.

YOU'LL NEED: MGSM Sleeveless Dress -- $336

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THE GIRL: Rooney Mara

THE LOOK: Art Nouveau

WEAR IT IF: Your family will understand your capelet.

YOU'LL NEED: Honor Jewel Embellished Capelet -- $1,690

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THE GIRL: Karolina Kurkova

THE LOOK: Suit On Top, Party on Bottom

WEAR IT IF: You want to prove that a turtleneck can look cute.

YOU'LL NEED: The Reformation Turtleneck Sweater -- $78

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THE GIRL: Vanessa Hudgens

THE LOOK: Semi-Sheer

WEAR IT IF: You want a cool sheer dress but don't want to look too revealing.

YOU'LL NEED: Thakoon Printed Layered Dress -- $1,770

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THE GIRL: Blake Lively

THE LOOK: Cozy and Cool

WEAR IT IF: You want to wear your snuggly knits and still look like the coolest girl in [insert your hometown here].

YOU'LL NEED: Nicole Miller Knit Sweater Top -- $265