Planning a trip to the apple orchard or pumpkin patch? This quintessential fall outing is one of our favorite ways to get into the spirit of the changing seasons—and styling an outfit for a day of hanging outdoors is half the fun. A more casual day, like a family excursion, might call for cozy knits and sneakers, while a special day, like an engagement shoot, requires more careful planning. We did the heavy lifting and pulled together three outfits, depending on if the mood requires chic essentials or a hint of romance. Here's what to wear to go apple or pumpkin picking if you're…
On a first date
Start with stylish basics you can be yourself in, like a pair of black skinny jeans and a boyfriend shirt. Add a moto jacket and oversized scarf to keep the cold out—the scarf can even double as a blanket if you’re having a picnic. A Chelsea rain boot is versatile shoe option that looks polished. With this look you’ll be ready for anything, from unexpected rain to a whimsical corn-maze frolic.
Taking engagement photos
Fall engagement snaps look extra-dreamy against the backdrop of an apple orchard. Start off your look with an ankle-grazing wrap dress, an easy-to-move-in option that’s flattering and classically pretty. A subtle print that’s not too distracting on camera is ideal. A cashmere wrap will keep you warm, chic, and make for a range of styling options. Pair this look with Western-inspired booties and keep jewelry to a minimum. Remember… it’s all about the ring.
On a family outing
When taking the kids out for some fall fun, focus on an outfit that’s comfy, chic, and effortless. In this case, the athleisure trend checks all of our boxes. A pair of joggers and a tee will let you chase the kids around while still being ready for quick photo ops. Layer on an ultra-cozy shearling coat to keep warm and bring a stylish printed backpack to tote your family’s essentials.