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Retro Fall Festival Looks

I love fall! Not only do the trees put on a magnificent show of color, the air gets cool and crisp, and so many fall festivals come up. From pumpkin picking to drinking apple cider to getting a jumpstart on holiday shopping, there is so much fun to be had! Plus, so many fall outfits to plan! The great thing about fall is that you get to start layering, which offers a wealth of styling options! Here are a few outfits I put together for this year’s fall festivals.

Girl in retro fall outfit with swing skirt and sweater vest

Anderson Farms Fall Festival

Anderson Farms always goes all out for fall. This large working farm brings out prop setups for photos with backdrops, hay bales and pumpkins galore. You can bring the little ones for games and train rides, eat carnival-style snacks such as freshly popped corn (right from the farm!) and funnel cakes, feed and pet the goats and, of course, pick pumpkins! They take you out to the pumpkin patch by tractor ride, and you can pick as many as you can cart back to your car. I pulled out my vintage button-down sweater vest in my favorite fall colors and paired it with a retro swing skirt, vintage scarf and good sturdy lace-up boots for pumpkin hunting.

Girl in retro fall outfits with swing skirt, cardigan sweater and Peter Pan collar

Cider Days Fest

When fall hits, you know it’s apple pickin’ season! I’ve been trying to go apple picking for years, but there just aren’t many places near me and those that are sell out quickly. So I settle for apple cider festivals where they bring the apples to me! This year’s Cider Days Fest offered all things apple plus fall activities like hay bale mazes, goat walking, mini train rides, square dancing lessons and more. I had to go with apple colors in my outfit with my burgundy retro swing skirt, camel-colored cardigan sweater and retro Peter Pan tie-on collar in burgundy with little gold fall leaves on the ties. And there couldn’t be a more perfect excuse to carry my vintage, hand-painted apple basket purse!

Girl in vintage dress and vest

Horseshoe Market

Horseshoe Market has markets all year round filled with local crafters and great gift ideas. Their Fall Festival is one of the biggest markets of the year. I was in the spirit with a vintage shift dress in fall colors, a thrifted rust-colored canvas vest and comfy little kicks for lots of walking around.

Girl in red gingham dress and cardigan sweater

Four Mile Historic Park Harvest Festival

This old-fashioned style harvest festival was in the perfect setting in this historic park. There was a covered wagon to take pix in, a hay ride around the park, a small animal farm, historic buildings to wander through and, of course, a pumpkin patch! I picked up some apple cider donuts that really put me in the fall mood. And I practiced converting my summer dresses into fall outfits by layering on a cardigan sweater. This gingham dress is one of my favorites as it just says good ol’ country fest! I also added my vintage apple basket brooch and later changed into tan cowboy boots to take this into a casual evening look.

So that’s been my festive fall so far. Hope my outfits provided some inspiration for your fall looks.

Until next time,


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Wear One Item Mulitple Ways

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the “ways to wear” hashtags on Instagram, where someone takes one article of clothing and styles it several different ways. I’ve been doing this over in my other articles for, Upstyle Daily for a few months now and it’s such a great way to get more versatility from your wardrobe. It’s perfect for when you have those “I have nothing to wear” blues to get you looking at your clothing in new ways. It’s also helpful for those who keep a capsule wardrobe and have limited closet space or a tight clothing budget to get the most out of the few clothing pieces you own.

Here’s a rundown of some of my recent “ways to wear” articles on Upstyle Daily for more mainstream looks with a few vintage and thrifted items thrown in:

One summer dress four ways for fall

One vintage dress in multiple stylings.

Vintage dress with sweater vest and cowboy boots

One shirt five ways

A thrifted, button-down shirt worn multiple ways.

Button down shirt with band t-shirt

One sheath dress five ways

A simple sheath dress styled multiple ways.

Sheath dress with a cream top

One shawl five ways

A vintage shawl worn different ways.

A vintage shawl


I hope this inspires you to look at new ways to wear what’s already in your closet!

Read more of my Upstyle Daily articles here and see more outfit ideas on my Instagram page.

Until next time,