Now that the fall season is in full swing, it is time to consider all the long weekends you’ll be taking to visit loved ones: namely on Thanksgiving, the Grand Poobah of holidays that encapsulate the ethos of time spent with family. Though the occasion calls for togetherness and, well, being thankful, large families understand how sibling rivalry can ensue. That said, no one wants to be the runt of the group, which is why it is important to put your best foot forward—literally.
Traveling to a family member’s home to feast of turkey and all the trimmings should not be taken lightly. You have ample time to wear your sweatpants and sneakers post dinner, but you only have one opportunity to make statement-worthy entrance that conveys to your brothers and sisters that you are the pick of the litter. Parade your success by arriving in the best bags and shoes from Tod’s and Roger Vivier. And if you are being extra generous (it is the season of giving, after all), bring a matching pair for mom and dad. That will surely show them how you’re the top brass in the family.