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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?

 

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50 Comments

  1. 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.

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    • 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.

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  2. hena tayeb wrote:

    cute look. love the scarf

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

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  4. EdyeNicolesMakeup wrote:

    Such a classy outfit! You look so cute <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  5. Jillian Attaway wrote:

    I love, love your your long cardigan! Your scarf is the perfect transition piece from summer to fall!
    XO, Jillian
    http://rhymeandreason-jillian.com/

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  6. 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!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  7. Maya McDonald wrote:

    Layers all day everyday! Love this look! xx

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  8. 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.

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  9. Love this scarf!! SO pretty!

    Rachel / http://www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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  10. Debra Stachelski wrote:

    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.

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  11. Jannine wrote:

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

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

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  12. Love this look!

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  13. Emily Dunham wrote:

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

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

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    • I think it will be a total workhorse this season – it’s oversize, too so perfect for a light coverup.

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  15. The Adored Life wrote:

    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

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  16. I adore that scarf! You look so cute girl!

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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

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  20. 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

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  21. Pamela wrote:

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

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  22. Such a cute outfit! Love that floral scarf!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  23. Ashley wrote:

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

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

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  25. Biana Perez wrote:

    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

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