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?


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  1. 9.15.16

    oh the state inspired thingy is so cool! i want to go check it out. i absolutely love this look on you, so simple and normal and i’d actually wear it. i really like long cardigans but i have a hard time finding ones that i actually like the length of – some hit in really odd places lol. and ps it is always jeans weather for me hahaha.

    • 9.17.16

      I know, after I reread what I wrote, I was like what was I thinking? I wear jeans when it’s 90 degrees out, lol.

  2. 9.13.16

    cute look. love the scarf

  3. 9.13.16

    Love this outfit! I’m all about layers, cardigans and scarfs in the fall too. The midwest temps are all over the place!

  4. 9.13.16
    EdyeNicolesMakeup said:

    Such a classy outfit! You look so cute <3

    Edye | gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  5. 9.13.16
    Jillian Attaway said:

    I love, love your your long cardigan! Your scarf is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall!
    XO, Jillian

  6. 9.13.16

    Gotta layer up in the MW come fall, that’s for sure! I love how easy + breezy this is, lady- and could go just about anywhere!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. 9.12.16
    Maya McDonald said:

    Layers all day everyday! Love this look! xx

  8. 9.12.16

    You just need to stop it- you just look too stinkin’ pretty. But really, LOVE this scarf on you, especially with those earrings! This is exactly like my staple fall outfit and I absolutely love it.

  9. 9.12.16

    Love this scarf!! SO pretty!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

  10. 9.12.16
    Debra Stachelski said:

    What a cute look, so perfect for Fall! I just love that scarf on you, you wear it well! I’m not sad to start wearing jeans again, either.

  11. 9.12.16
    Jannine said:

    Love this look! Every piece of your outfit works together so perfectly!

    xo Jannine | http://www.happystylishfit.com

  12. 9.12.16

    Love this look!

  13. 9.12.16
    Emily Dunham said:

    Ahhh yes – Saturday woke up to the 50’s and then proceeded to get into the 80’s!!! Definitely need all the layers.

  14. 9.12.16

    That scarf is perfection and would totally be something I would travel with to add that pop of color to my outfits!

  15. 9.12.16
    The Adored Life said:

    Awww! Thank you for the shoutout! I am realizing that through this campaign everyone from the Midwest is KILLING it at being a professional layer-er!! I just adore you so much!
    The Adored Life

  16. 9.12.16

    I adore that scarf! You look so cute girl!

  17. 9.12.16

    Looove that scarf! The print is so pretty and it looks like the perfect weight. As much as I love my blanket scarf sometimes I feel like it’s just way too much. What a fun campaign!

  18. 9.12.16

    How pretty is that scarf?! Layers are definitely key when the weather is shifting because you never know if you’ll be hot or cold! Such a pretty look <3
    Green Fashionista

  19. 9.12.16

    Love that scarf and cardigan! I’m loving the weather lately, but could do without the 80+ degrees on the upswing!

  20. 9.12.16

    A scarf is such a great secret weapon for fickle temps, and I love this floral one. The colors in this look are so pretty. You look gorgeous!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. 9.12.16
    Pamela said:

    Love the fall layers! That cardigan looks so comfy and I love the scarf! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  22. 9.12.16

    Such a cute outfit! Love that floral scarf!

  23. 9.12.16
    Ashley said:

    Old Navy has so many cute fall pieces out and I’m loving the longer cardigans!

  24. 9.12.16

    Super cute outfit!! You know that the feeling is mutual over here when it comes to weather too! 🙂 Have a great day today too!!!

  25. 9.12.16
    Biana Perez said:

    I so feel you on layering girl – the weather in New England is just as temperamental LOL! The floral scarf is so pretty – loving those colors! xo, biana –BlovedBoston