Fall Festival Fashion: How to Stay Warm and Comfortable

I love Fall weather because of the fashion options ALONE! Boots and sweaters are among my favorites. No need to worry about slimming down to show your abs or curves. For me, it’s time to cover up and stay warm. This weekend we are headed to the Taste of Atlanta in Midtown and I’m already daydreaming about what I’ll wear. Some of my options are already in my closet. Others I’ve been scouring the web for and found some great deals online. Here are some suggestions on your own Fall Festival Fashion, especially if it involves a lot of walking (like most festivals do!) This post includes affiliate links where I’ll earn a commission if you purchase something. But I only recommend items I’d use myself.

Fall Festival Fashion

Fall Festival Fashion

First, let me rewind to the 2014 Macy’ Fashion Show  I participated in with the world’s first plus size Supermodel, Emme. This outfit below featured everything I needed to truly rock a Fall Festival while staying warm and comfortable.

Emme Cardigan Look


Knee Length Cardigan



The light sweater, slouchy (yet stylish) cardigan, comfortable pants, boots, bangles and bag were plenty of fun to wear and just as useful.

If you’d like a longer option, here’s a knee-length cardigan that’s a polyester and rayon blend.



Leggings, Pants and Jeggings

Comfortable material is a must for fall pants. I prefer leggings and can’t wait to break out mine! Wear them under your favorite sweater or shirt dress which leads me to another relaxing look.

Shirt Dress

If you prefer a dress for Fall Festivals, I love the look of a long shirt dress, especially if it’s denim.

For summer dresses and maxi dresses, the Target women’s department is usually my go-to.

But I also found a distressed denim shirt dress for under $25.

Distressed Denim Dress


I’m diametrically opposed to this open-toed boot phenomenon.  Any boot that you see me rocking is a full boot. I found an incredibly comfortable pair when I found Crocs boots. I also have large calves which make it darn there impossible to wear knee-high boots.

These Crocs were perfect for the wedge heel. I could walk for miles in these boots with no complaints. These are definitely on my must-wear list when we head to the Taste of Atlanta event.

You can also wear them under pants to look like shoes if you’d like.


Bags & Totes

For Fall festivals and any outing with your family the idea of going bag-free is not realistic. I long for those old days when I could leave the house with my keys, cell phone and a $20 for an entire day. I use my Michael Kors bag for work-related events, but I don’t want to bring it out to a huge public event. Here are some reasonably priced and high-end leather totes.

Remember to add a small umbrella or portable poncho in your tote bag in case there’s a fall downpour.

Talk back to me in the comments: Which Fall Festivals and State Fairs will you visit this season? What’s your favorite thing to wear there?

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

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  1. I like your outfit. Love cardigan for fall season. The boots look comfortable and stylish

  2. im a huge fan of Leggings. and i also love hoodies

  3. I love the Cardigan and the Versace signature tote bag in red. I need to get me a nice pair of boots.

  4. All very cute love the red tote bag!

  5. I really love the leggings and the fall sweaters. Browns and reds are definitely fall colors.

  6. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love boots in the winter. My feet are always cold, so warm boots help keep them warm.

  7. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I love those looks. It’s nice to be fashion forward when you’re keeping cozy.

  8. Boots are my favorite part of fall fashion. I just pulled mine out of the closet for the year.

  9. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama

    You are a super cute model! I now wear a lot of scarves in the fall. Apparently I have a cold neck?!

  10. I absolutely LOVE Fall fashion.The clothes are so much more comfortable than summer clothes. I especially love winter boots and cardigans!

  11. I’m a total cardigan girl. I wear one almost every day in the winter. I love the style of these – I love the length and how you can wrap it around you!

  12. I LOVE me some fall fashion! While I hate cold weather, I love to wear boots, leggings and cardigans! The cardigans you showed are absolutely fabulous! I love the length of them!

  13. Love that denim dress. My favorite time of year is sweater season….Love my wool and cardigans! Also digging those croc boots. My daughter had a pair a couple years ago and then we couldn’t find em, those are pretty close to em so I will adding that to her Christmas list.

  14. Fall fashion is my favorite!!! I love wearing leggings – so comfy!

  15. I’m definitely into these ideas. I should probably start shopping for boots and maybe a new cardigan.

  16. Falling in love with that handbag. It’s absolutely perfect for travel and I’m pretty sure I must have it.

  17. All so very cute! I love Fall simply for the fun and comfy clothes I can wear. I love adding scarves and cardigans to my wardrobe too!

  18. I love boots. I have a couple pair that I wear in the winter. Leggings are great this time of year too!

  19. I’m happy to see the denim shirt dress in style. I like it. 🙂

  20. I have seen long cardigans everywhere, and I need one! So comfy and still totally on trend.

  21. I love the look of a t shirt dress and boots. Add a cardigan and it is a classic and comfortable look.

  22. I enjoy boots in the fall too. I do need to do some fall shopping.

  23. Seattle Travel Blogger

    I am loving the knee length cardigan! I don’t have one that long and I think it is so cute.