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Fashion Forecast: What to Wear for the Weather at a West Coast Apple Festival

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    Friday, September 27, 2013, 8:05 AM -

    Brought to you by The Kit.

    The apple is a quintessential symbol of fall. Apple crisp, freshly baked apple pies, candy apples—the recipe potential for apples is endless! In addition to this, apple picking is one of the season’s most popular activities as it is usually accompanied by hay rides and hot cider, not to mention the comforting sense of tradition that comes with harvesting your own produce in the great outdoors.

    This weekend, Salt Spring Island (located between Victoria and Vancouver, B.C.) will host its annual Apple Festival. The island grows over 350 varieties of apples organically, earning the nickname “Apple Heaven”, with a history dating all the way back to 1860. The festival is also a steadfast supporter of farm fresh to table, connecting attendees with the local farms and farmers responsible for growing the apples.

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    Heavy rain and powerful winds are forecast on the island and the surrounding area this weekend. But never mind inclement conditions, as dressing cozy is one of the best parts of fall. The key here will be water-resistant elements and lots of layering, since the weather this time of year can be prone to turning on a dime.

    To start, make sure you’re wearing a quality pair of rain boots. Tretorn offers styles in a spectrum of colours, with their Skerry Vinter in cabernet looking like the perfect complement to autumn’s rich palette (plus, its faux fur lining will carry you straight through the chilly months).

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    Pair with fall’s signature fabric—corduroy—for a look that is an ideal balance of rustic preppy. Another fall staple you’ll want to invest in is a chic sweater, and Kenzo is the king of sweaters—we love this varsity-esque version featuring an enlarged version of their “K” motif.

    Next up, you’ll need a classic coat to keep you comfy, like this flannel-lined Adirondack version from L.L. Bean. Its simple silhouette guarantees you’ll have it for years to come, while its water repellent finish will keep you nice and dry.

    You may also want to consider adding a toque and umbrella to your look to ensure you are properly prepared to face the elements. With the weatherproofed outfit taken care of, all that’s left to do is enjoy the sweet, scrumptious taste of fall.

    For more fashion and beauty stories, head over to thekit.ca!

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