What I Would Wear to Go Pumpkin Picking in the PNW (If I had Actually Planned Out My Outfit in Advance)
My husband and I decided last minute to go to the pumpkin patch last weekend with our daughter and I was behind on laundry so I didn’t have time to think out my outfit and I just threw on something I thought would be comfortable. It was raining so I grabbed my nice trench coat on the way out the door, which once I arrived at the pumpkin patch I realized wasn’t the smartest move because the coat was bound to get muddy. One thing about living in rain-deprived San Diego for over a decade means I still often forget about mud, which the Pacific Northwest has a lot of once the fall rainy season begins.
So, if I had thought out my outfit a bit (with picture taking in mind of course because isn’t that half the reason of going to a pumpkin patch?) and actually gone shopping beforehand (highly unlikely, but one can dream) I would have worn something like this.
Comfortable dark blue jeans so they don’t show the mud as much, and on the skinnier side so they fit easily into Hunter boots (or any rain boot that will be easy to wash mud off of). I wore my green hunter boots to the pumpkin patch, but I love these red ones for pumpkin picking because I think they would go along so well with all the orange pumpkins in pictures.
For a shirt, plaid seems to be the prevalent wardrobe choice in the Pacific Northwest for pumpkin patches, but I like the idea of a chambray shirt with a plaid design oversized or blanket scarf over the top. Sounds extra cozy for a crisp fall day sipping cider at the pumpkin patch. Plus, the scarf can then be thrown on the ground for an impromptu picnic should you so desire (and have a good washing machine).
But really, the top probably won’t matter that much because if going pumpkin picking in the Pacific Northwest you have a good chance of being rained on so your shirt of choice will be covered by a jacket. All my rain jackets are boring black, but I need to change that because how fun would a yellow rain jacket look in pictures against the backdrop of nature — particularly a nature scene accented by pops of orange with lots of green?! Yes, I think I need to invest in a yellow rain jacket. Stay tuned.
What would you wear to a pumpkin patch farm?
P.S. To see the pumpkin patch outfit I actually wore this year for my family’s pumpkin picking excursion and to learn more about the farm we went to, click here.
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