Happy Tuesday, lovely people! I’m excited to report the weather is actually supposed to be fall-like for the majority of the week and I & my wardrobe are here for it. So in honor of that, today I’m sharing some cute photos from our pumpkin patch adventure + talking about how to style your summer dresses for fall and winter!
Ok, so does anything scream fall like a good pumpkin patch? I think not. It had honestly been a while since I’d been to one, but I love going so much. Last weekend we had a couple beautiful days, and took advantage of it! Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like pumpkin patches have upped their game over the last several years. When I was little, at least in Mississippi, there were plain pumpkins and maybe a hayride. Now, it’s a day long activity. There was a corn maze, a petting zoo, a gift shop, and much more. Not to mention all the different varieties of “fancy” pumpkins and gourds to look through. We spent WAY more time there than we meant to (mostly because I kept going back to feed the goats) but we had such a blast.
While we were there, we took the opportunity to take some great photos that I’m going to share with y’all today (maybe a few too many, but oh well). Because if you didn’t take photos at the pumpkin patch, did it really happen? I’ll also be sharing my styling tips on how to take your favorite sleeveless/summer dresses right into fall and winter!
How to Style Your Summer Dresses for Fall and Winter
Most of you probably know by now how I feel about my clothes being versatile. And if you don’t, well, I really like for my clothes to be versatile haha. In other words, I really like to be able to wear as much of my wardrobe as possible across seasons. So I’m going to share one of my favorite little tricks to making your dresses go further this season! LAYERS, y’all. All you have to do is add a fitted, long sleeve top (turtlenecks are my favorite!) underneath your sleeveless dresses. SO EASY! By adding one to this dress, it instantly takes it from hot, muggy August weather to September, October, November… You get the idea! Weather you choose long sleeve, short sleeve, turtleneck, or not, I think the key to making this work is to find a good FITTED layering piece. If it’s fitted, it won’t make you look or feel bulky underneath.
Another simple way to style your summer dresses for fall is by adding a layer on top. Either a cardigan, leather jacket, or my personal favorite, a denim jacket! This is a great option if you’re going to be spending the majority of your time inside. It makes it easy to shed that warmer layer and stay comfortable, no matter what you’re doing. Another fun trick is to add an oversized sweater over your dress so that it looks like you’re wearing it with a skirt. (Helloooo endless outfit options!) Once it really starts to cool off, add tights or leggings and over the knee boots too! These little tricks are so easy, and super effective if you’re wanting to make your closet go further this year.
About The Outfit
I think this dress was made to be worn to a pumpkin patch haha. Believe it or not, I got this at Target this season! It’s only $20, and right now it, along with all other women’s apparel, is 20% in stores and online! Such an amazing deal. This dress is really good quality for the price, and it’s right on trend with the plaid/houndstooth pattern and button detail. So. Stinking. Cute. It’ll be so great dressed up or down for all your fun fall events! Here I’ve paired it with my favorite sneakers, but to dress it up all you need to do is add a little heeled boot or bootie. I’m wearing a size Medium in this dress.
Thank you for stopping by, as always! If you haven’t been to a pumpkin patch this year, I highly encourage you to find one nearby and go! It’s something different to do and honestly it’s one of the funnest times Kevin and I have had together in a while! I hope you all have a great week, and enjoy that fall weather if you’re lucky enough to get it!