Being trendy during mud season requires more than a pair of boots

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After interviewing Ellen Stimson about her memoir Good Grief, a book detailing life in small town Vermont, we’re dying to throw on a pair of wellies and jump around in the mud. And now that it’s fall we’re even more drawn to backwoods style—there’s something about the bright leaves and crisp air that makes us want to live in cozy sweaters and awesome boots.

Luckily, this fall’s fashions are all about stylish comfort, with a few sophisticated pieces thrown in. So whether you’re a city gal or more at home cleaning out a chicken coop, here are five must-have style trends this fall:

Skater Dresses and Chunky Sweaters

Autumn Style 1

With its short flared skirt and fitted bodice, the skater dress is everywhere these days. We love the look with a chunky cardigan, tights and boots. Feel free to mix the colors up too: maybe try a burgundy dress with black boots, or neon tights with a simple white cardigan. The combinations are endless!

Rain Boots Meet Military Jackets

Autumn Style 2

Hunter rain boots are a classic for a reason—they look great over jeans, and they’re practical too. Paired with a delicate necklace, a warm sweater and a bright scarf, this casual style is perfect for fall. Plus, the military jacket brings much-needed edge, keeping the look from being too plain.

Plaid with Feminine Touches

Autumn Style 3

Timberlands are huge this autumn, and they look right at home with a classic red plaid. Keep the outfit from getting too lumberjack with a black skater skirt and some subtle jewelry. A warm hat and knee-high socks pull the whole look together.

Bold Pants and Wool Coats

Autumn Style 4

Oversized wool jackets look good on anyone, especially when the outfit underneath is tailored and sleek. Love the patterned pants, and the darker color is perfect for fall—a lighter print would have felt too summery. Wedged ankle boots and leather gloves are sophisticated touches on an ultra-stylish outfit.

What are your favorite trends this fall? Let us know in the comments!

 

Featured Image: Ruby Red Shoes

Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

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