I am very excited for this blog post for one sole reason: THE VIEWS! I realize this blog is still in the baby stages, but boy if I can shoot all my “style” posts in the mountains I’ll be in lala land 🙂 About three weeks ago we set off on a “photo” expedition to go leaf peeping in Aspen and I thought that I should also make it into a fall outfit inspiration opportunity. I always love it when hubby indulges my passion for wanting to photograph nature. The one thing that we didn’t realize about our drive to Aspen was that this really should have been a weekend trip instead of a day trip. Regardless, it was BEAUTIFUL.
PSA: Basically, when I retire, I would love to retire in Silverthorne. It is GORGEOUS and it is what you see shortly after exiting the Eisenhower Tunnel. These few photos are from our drive down I-70 into Silverthorne. Below are photos as we approach Twin LakesMy fall outfit inspiration for this post has several components: 1. the cute and less warm component, 2. the “still cute” yet warmer component and 3. the “goodness it’s too cold outside for cute” component. Because the weather changes in an instant in Colorado, you HAVE TO BE PREPARED to experience all four seasons in one day.
Let’s start with the first look below:
Fall Outfit Inspiration Brands:
Sunglasses: Prada (also gifted)
Top: Forever 21 via Goodwill (post coming soon about shopping here)
Jeans: American Eagle Jeggings
When I pair an outfit together, I usually try to keep it simple and with shades/colors that match or are similar. In this fall outfit I chose to match my boots to my top and really set it off with the peach colored scarf. A lot of times I find myself setting off an outfit with an accessory or jacket. For example I will sometimes keep my outfit pretty neutral but will use a statement necklace or bright colorful jacket. Other times, I will make my outfit exciting with plenty of color but keep my accessories pretty minimal.
As we drove further up Independence Pass, the temperatures started to drop and we encountered some fresh snow. Of course, I wanted to stop for pictures so I changed my boots and scarf. It’s always a great idea to have warm boots with you, a wool or fleece scarf, hat, gloves and winter jacket. Occasionally, during fall in Colorado, snow boots are a great idea too since most are waterproof AND warm.
In this second fall outfit look I switched out my boots for these Kirkland short boots and wool scarf (gifted).
By this point it was about 25F and windy. All the “cuteness” went out the window and I was all about staying warm. My mom will probably nod her head because I’ve had this long H&M jacket for over 10 YEARS! It is the MOST versatile jacket that I own and is hands down the warmest. Some of the reasons why I love this jacket are: it’s machine washable, it is durable, it covers my back side, it is perfect alone in 50F weather or with another sweater at 18F, it is mostly waterproof, it is hooded, it is lightweight and has inside pockets for your phone or keys. I wish H&M made jackets of this quality now because everyone should own a jacket like this.
Once we made it down the pass we were on the home stretch to Aspen. Of course, we HAD to see the Maroon Bells because they are pretty darn iconic. It had just snowed and the aspens were mostly at peak color. Man I love Colorado! How beautiful is this?
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