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Watching the leaves change in person is 2000% more impactful than any fall foliage photography you’ll ever set eyes on. I knew Maine was known for attracting “leaf chasers,” but I had no idea I’d eventually become an honorary member of their obsessive, nature-loving club. During our most recent foliage expedition, it was a little too warm to hike around in a coat with my new UGGs (it was 50 degrees, and I’m from Florida– what have I become?), so I opted for cute leopard flats and removable layers, like this affordable olive cardigan sweater from J.Crew Factory. Olive, along with marsala, is probably my favorite fall color, so I was thrilled to find this beauty on sale during my last trip to the Freeport outlets. I also threw on a classic chambray shirt with black pants and a classic knitted Ralph Lauren scarf, which is technically Kyle’s. Scroll to the bottom of this post for full outfit details!
In addition to photographically capturing the splendor of Maine’s changing leaves, it’s also hard to do these flats justice. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of reliable leopard flats, head to Target. These were $25, and they’re comfy, classic, and exceptionally versatile, especially during the fall months. I’m trying to get as much use out of them as I can for the remainder of October, since I have a feeling I’ll be living in my flannel Minnie Mouse pajama pants and fuzzy slippers from November through February.
Shop the Look: Olive Cardigan Sweater: J.Crew Factory, $40 | Chambray Shirt: J.Crew Factory, $35 | Jeans: Express, $80 | Scarf: Retired Ralph Lauren, Similar Style Linked Here, $48 | Flats: Target, $25 | Bag: Retired Tory Burch, Similar Style Linked Here, $245 | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, $190 (see a $12 knock-off style here) | Necklace: Kendra Scott, $65 | Earrings: Kendra Scott, $65
If you’re a fellow southerner wondering how to dress for a New England fall,here and here are two of my other favorite ensembles I’ve styled since residing in Maine. Oh, and if you’re interested in seeing your own rainbow of fall leaves, check out Maine Foliage for current foliage conditions and information on when and/or where to visit. Have a great weekend!