8 Outfit Ideas For Fall Weekend Getaways

Though it may feel like a blink-and-you-miss-it kind of season, autumn is far more than pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween decorations. It's apple-picking, homecoming weekends with old friends, and antique hunting — the kinds of things that call for a 48-hour getaway. The tricky part, of course, is figuring out how to pack strategically for these mini trips when the weather is neither hot nor cold. It's all about a few key pieces that let you cozy up or cool off.
So, whether you're headed to Oktoberfest or making that obligatory trek to visit your S.O.'s parents, we've rounded up the must-have items you need in your duffle bag, along with the perfect Clarks shoes to match. Ahead, take a gander at a few of our favorite transitional outfits for when your life is actually in transit.
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'Tis the season for homemade apple and pumpkin pies — and the best way to enjoy them is by using your very own handpicked fruits and vegetables, of course. Get into the spirit by making a weekend out of visiting apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Pack plenty of outdoor-appropriate layers, along with a hands-free bag.
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Anyone familiar with the Babes At The Musuem Instagram feed knows that perusing galleries in jeans and a T-shirt just doesn't cut it anymore. Instead, pack statement pieces like an asymmetrical leather skirt or a gorgeously structured coat for a look that deserves to be on exhibit.
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Weekend In The Vineyards
If the drop in temperatures has got you down, pretend it's still summer by road-tripping to a wine-tasting extravaganza. Stuff a long-sleeve thermal, hoodie, and quilted vest into a daypack, and battling those unexpected chilly winds will literally be a breeze.
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College-Reunion Weekend
Let your alma mater classmates know that you're doing better than great — and show 'em what you've got by looking ridiculously effortless and cool. Versatility is key: Choose items that work beautifully both dressed up or down.
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Antique Shopping
Pack up a car full of your best buds, and drive off to the rural country where antique gems and charming home goods await your adoption — hopefully on the cheap. Don't forget your scarf and beanie in case you come upon an outdoor flea market.
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Visiting Your S.O.'s Parents
The holidays are around the corner, which means — dun dun dun — those weekends of the 24/7 smile are coming soon (godspeed to you). But, when cracking jokes with the beau's parents officially wears you out, let your sophisticated outfits speak for themselves.
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Think like a Bavarian, and fully prepare for an indulgent weekend of oversized pretzels, spicy bratwursts, and flavorful autumnal brews by packing generously boxy tops and comfortable footwear for traipsing the beer gardens.
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The Mountain Getaway
Certainly, the place to take in beautiful foliage madness is immersed right in it, up in the lush woods, atop the highest peak of a mountain. If rugged isn't your thing, opt for a glamping adventure with cozy layerables like mid-calf buckle boots, knit accessories, and a sleek in-between-seasons puffer.