Happy first day of fall! I know I’m not the only one who is so glad it’s finally here. Even though the temperatures aren’t much different in the South, the light has definitely already taken on that autumnal golden glow that I love so much.
When I was in London this past May, although it was spring, the weather felt rather autumnal, so I got to pull out some of my fall pieces like trench coats, scarves, and ankle boots to play around with in the chilly weather. It was the best, most needed break from the heat back home, so we enjoyed every minute of the chill.
In the fall, I of course love to break out my trench coats which make fall layering super easy but I wanted to share some other combinations for great fall outfits to suit five different activities you might be getting up to this season.
a slice of pumpkin pie at the bakery
When you’re headed to the bakery for a slice of pie and a cafe au lait, go for a look that’s classic but with a little bit of street style edge. Layer an oversized check blazer over a simple, neutral-toned graphic tee with jeans. Then, accessorize with a pair of two-toned flats and a classic leather or leather effect handbag.
drinking hard cider in a biergarten
For a more laid back look that’s perfect for a day of drinking bottles of hard cider at the biergarten , try a striped long-sleeve tee with classic skinny jeans and suede ankle boots. Add a printed bag for interest and a cashmere scarf for when it gets chilly.
day at the pumpkin patch
If you’re headed to pick a pumpkin from the local patch, you’ll want something functional but, of course, cozy and cute. Try a white ribbed turtleneck under a shearling lined denim jacket with ‘70s style fares, sturdy boots, and a suede, wide-brim hat.
watching ‘you’ve got mail’ with a bowl of chili + cornbread
For your annual viewing of You’ve Got Mail, cook up chili in the crockpot and a fresh batch of skillet cornbread. Then, get cozy in a white tank top with gray pajama bottoms, a neutral soft cardigan, and the coziest slippers you can find. Top it all off with a matching mug of cider (and a shot of whiskey if you’d like).
dinner date with a glass of red wine
For a dinner date at a great restaurant or wine bar, try this classic pairing. Start with a black turtleneck then add a subtly printed midi skirt, and slingback heels that follow the same color scheme. Pair with a gold coin necklace and chic handbag.