Today I was walking to school (I am gradually finishing my Marketing Management degree, one evening class at a time), and I couldn’t help but be enthralled by the beauty of today (not to be cheesy). It was sunny but cold, which is my favorite kind of weather, and all of the trees that surrounded the campus were coloured with patches of red, gold, orange, and yellow. There is something about fall that really puts me in a good mood, regardless of what else is going on in my life. I am really looking forward to fall fully setting in and I fully intend to spend every minute soaking up the joys of the season. What does that mean for me? A trip to the farmer’s market. Nothing says ‘fall has arrived’ more than perusing aisles of fresh produce and spices before returning home to make a cozy dinner (something in the crockpot for sure) filled with fresh, in-season ingredients. Now, what to wear to the market? Something comfy and casual with a bohemian feel. Shopping amongst aisles of dirty vegetables doesn’t call for anything expensive or high-maintenance (nothing that needs to be dry-cleaned), but I am a firm believer in dressing up for every occasion. Is it necessary? No. But it makes life a lot more fun. You look good, you feel good, you know what I’m saying? Here’s what I would wear.
1 // Hat – Halogen Floppy Wool Hat
A floppy hat is pretty much a fall wardrobe necessity. I love this rich cranberry colour, which is a refreshing switch from classic black or brown, but still works as a neutral. It also adds a sense of mystery and romance to even the simplest of ensembles.
2 // Dress – Retro Floral Chiffon Maxi Dress
Sure, jeans and a tee would be more appropriate for the farmer’s market, but a floaty maxi dress is just so pretty and looks rustically chic when paired with a pair of distressed leather ankle-booties.
3 // Scarf – No Chill Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf
It’s that awkward time of year where it’s not necessarily cold enough for a jacket, but not warm enough to forego all outerwear. Enter, this ultra-cozy chunky scarf. I love infinity scarves because they are so easy to just toss on when running out of the door.
4 // Tote – Totes Y’all Vanderbilt Tote
This bag is a bit expensive for a market bag, I’ll admit it, but I instantly fell in love with the slogan. Why? I say ‘totes’ so frequently that it is both shocking and embarrassing. Logically, I wouldn’t really recommending spending so much money on a bag that will likely just get dirty, but I am also impractical and ridiculous, and I love it. It is also roomy and durable enough to carry all of your essentials. Say no to plastic bags in style.
5 // Boots – H Shoes by Hudson Leather Brogue Chelsea Boots
Comfy yet cute, the flat ankle boot is a must this time of year. I have never been the type of girl to wear runners or slip-ons and so I pretty much live in ankle boots in the fall. They also lend a ‘fall’ vibe to dresses that would normally be reserved for summer.
6 // Vest – Levi’s Sleeveless Jacket
Keep warm AND show off your outfit with this kitschy vest from Levi’s. This blue denim number has a vintage charm that is very on-trend, and the shearling is just the right touch to set off the floral print of the dress. I love vests and intend to add a whole bunch to my wardrobe this season.
7 // Earrings – Lucifer Vir Honestus Maple Wood Disc Earrings
I am not usually one to wear wooden jewelry but I loved this minimalist style. It’s sleek and elegant with a bohemian feel that works so well for fall. Love.