Unpopular-opinion alert: Autumn’s extracurricular activities totally take the cake compared to summer’s offerings. Unlike months past, where it’s beach-going or bust – surrendering yourself to a patchy sunburn and a beauty look courtesy of the day’s humidity – fall’s variety has a little something for everyone, minus the sweaty aesthetic. Be it a laid-back stroll through the Sunday farmers’ market, a sampling of the city’s cultural events with a symphony show, or a spook-tacular haunted house tour, the options go on and on.
In an effort to embrace fall’s endless festivities, we’ve styled up four looks fit for all of your seasonal weekend plans. Think: a dark denim and puffer jacket combo for a road trip stopover, or a thick knit and trousers getup flanked by PANDORA stacking rings for a sophisticated night hopping from one artsy activity to the next. Still feeling like a fall scrooge? Say no more – let these outfits wash a bit of fall magic over you.
The Culture Hunter
You’ve got your finger on the pulse when it comes to knowing your city’s cultural happenings, which is why your friends always hit you up to find out when the next local zine fest or buzzy art exhibition is scheduled. Play the part of creative intellectual with this thoughtful pairing of a sienna-red sweater, plaid trousers, and patent brogues, so you can keep up with the activities. Accentuate your look with a star-specked beret and chic rose-gold jewelry.
The Fall Foodie
A leisurely stroll through the local farmers’ market is your ideal fall activity. Dress for the trek with sneakers and a graphic tee tucked into a pleated skirt. Don’t forget your net tote to stock up on all the produce and a denim jacket (just in case you bump into someone on the way home and decide to stay out longer than expected).
The Wedding Date
If your weekends are typically booked with wedding plans, you probably have a rotation of cocktail dresses on the ready. This fall, opt for a long floral gown in a heavier material, styled with crystal drop earrings, a glamorous cocktail ring, and velvety block heels you can get down in. Then trade summer’s cult-favorite bag for fall’s dark-navy rendition.
The Road Tripper
You’d never miss a chance to check off all the autumn things, like celebrating Oktoberfest, going apple picking, or taking a haunted house tour. Dress for your road trip accordingly, with a cozy striped turtleneck, a printed puffer coat, and lived-in jeans. Accessorize like a pro with aviators, studded booties, and a set of mixed-metal stacking rings.
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