What to wear Black Friday shopping
Black Friday is the marathon of shoppers. It can extend for hours, late into the night, and weather can be inclement, too. One key to making it through the night is to dress right. Here are some pointers when picking out the perfect Black Friday outfit.
1. Comfort first:
This is not the time or place to make your most edgy fashion statement. Eliminate anything extra, such as dangly jewelry that can get lost or in the way. You’ll be shopping on a full belly, too, so the last thing you’ll want to wear is those skinny jeans.
Instead, jogger pants or baggy harem pants are a fashion-forward yet comfy alternative. A pair of joggers with a cute print can keep you on the stylish front, without sacrificing an ounce of comfort. Plus, you’ll love the elastic waist or a drawstring after that Thanksgiving dinner. Hot Kiss Juniors’ Printed Soft Jogger Pants, on sale $24.99 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com
2. Layers are your friend:
Because the weather outside can be chilly, especially late at night, but the stores themselves can get toasty with so many bodies, you’ll be glad you dressed in layers. If you can, leave your massive, puffy coat in the car and layer up with a thinner fleece or flannel that will be easier to stash in your cart, without taking up too much product real estate. Friendly tip: If you pick a plaid, it may be best to pair it with solid-print pants. St. John’s Bay Long-Sleeve Brushed Twill Shirt, on sale $24.99 (plus Cash Back), JCPenney.com
Warm vests are another easy way to add some parking lot warmth over a long-sleeved henley. Calvin Klein Printed Puffer Vest, $59.99 (plus Cash Back), Belk.com
3. Comfortable shoes:
Lines can be long, and you will spend much of your time on your feet, with little rest. Comfortable shoes are crucial.
Aerosoles booties are made out of suede and warm enough for any weather, but as comfortable as wearing slippers around the store, with a rubber flex sole. Plus, in green with fringe accents, they’re fully on point with fashion. Aerosoles Linbo Booties, $89.00 (plus Cash Back), Macys.com