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Fall Layers are a Midwest Girl’s Best Friend

Fall in the Midwest is undoubtedly the nicest and prettiest time of year. From the changing colors of the leaves to still-warm sunny days to cool, brisk evenings, there’s nothing standing in our way of wrapping up in a blanket scarf and grabbing a Starbucks PSL (which, by the way, I still have yet to do. #winning). However, where I live in Northern Wisconsin, the weather also can be a tad temperamental during the season. One minute it’s 60 F and sunny, and the next it’s back up to 80 F with 89% humidity. Since Mother Nature can’t make up her mind some days, fall layers are a Midwest girl’s best friend.

Fall Layers are a Midwest Girl's Best FriendFall Layers are a Midwest Girl's Best Friend

I was in Old Navy a couple weeks ago to look for a few new staple pieces to add to my fall wardrobe. I, of course, gravitated toward all the neutral pieces in creamy whites and subtle browns/taupes. Since we aren’t quite ready for heavy coats and sweaters, I rely on lightweight layers. Long cardigans are my version of a fall jacket. They provide enough warmth when needed but also don’t make me too warm during the day.

My other secret weapon? A scarf. Scarves are the ultimate accessory – they serve a purpose, but they also finish an outfit and can provide a pop of color or pattern to an otherwise neutral look. This floral scarf quickly has become a favorite – the fall-colored hues make it a perfect transition piece. Plus, it’s probably about time that I start to add some color to my wardrobe.

Also, can I cue up the hallelujah chorus that it’s finally jeans weather?! I’ve never been so happy in my life.

Fall Layers are a Midwest Girl's Best FriendFall Layers are a Midwest Girl's Best FriendFall Layers are a Midwest Girl's Best Friend

blouse, TJMaxx | cardigan & scarf, c/o Old Navy | jeans, Old Navy | shoes, LC Lauren Conrad | purse, Coach Outlet | watch, c/o Daniel Wellington | earrings, Kendra Scott

Anybody else like me and love seeing different styles from different states? Old Navy recently launched their #50Styles50States campaign where they teamed up with 50 bloggers across the U.S. to showcase how where a person is from influences their personal style – such as my friend Alissa representing Kansas (get it, girl!). Want to get in on the fun? Visit People.com, and submit your own state-inspired look!

How does where you’re from or where you live influence your style?