The Apples of Autumn’s Eye

Photographed by Bobby DiMarzo

In New England, it’s hard to be sour in fall: bold red, orange and yellow leaves sway on the trees; the bite on the wind is a nice break from summer’s relentless heat; and our favorite cool-weather closet staples can make their appearance again.

This year, we took a trip to Cider Hill Farms in Amesbury to enjoy a city-break among the apple orchards, corn mazes and picture-perfect fields of green. And, of course, to sample some of their famous apple cider donuts. Don your newest sweaters and, with family and friends, step out for a New England weekend done right.

A velvet dress might seem out of place for apple picking, but don’t be hasty—anyone can do it! Jennie was a stunner as she set off for a day on the farm, her bag of freshly picked apples in tow. Balmain Studded V-Neck Velvet  Mini Dress, $2,445

Even the sweetest sweater can be made sultry with the right jacket. The only chill here is in Jesslynís layers of mix-and-matched colors with wool, fur and leather. Acne Studios Velocite Lamb Fur Jacket, $2,700. Acne Studios Albah Alpaca Stripe Sweater, $560.

Cozy cable? Check. Retro denim flare? Check. Jennie’s look was perfect for an afternoon playing with the goats, and turned heads when she stepped away for an apple cider donut! Cinq ‡ Sept Sadie Cropped Sweater, $325. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Denim Noha Tuxedo Stripe Flared Jeans, $295.

Sweater weather means hot cider in hand and sunny strolls in style. Wear striped wool, the colors cool as the season, and your favorite knee-high boots for a walk among the cornfields. Acne Studios Albah Wool Mohair Sweater, $430.

For Jesslyn, navy is no forbidden fruit. In a simple cut, it has a major wow-factor that seems made for the orchards and the city streets alike. Don’t be shy—take a bite of one of fall’s staple pieces! Balenciaga Ribbed Knit Scarf‑Tie Sweater, $885

Sometimes, classic black needs a tug, and this sweater is the answer. Spice up your wardrobe a bushel and a peck with shoulder cutouts and textured lace-ups. Alexander McQueen Lace-Up Cutout Wool Sweater, $2,795

Motorcycle chic requires a pit stop in the countryside, too. Stay the coolest in the schoolyard (or on the swing set) in Alexander McQueen’s edgy leather. Alexander McQueen Leather Zip Jacket, $4,450, Leather Biker Pants, $2,995, Ribbed Wool Illusion Top, $1,095.

Once the roosters turn in for the day, grab your coat for a brisk evening out. Soft pinks and blues blend well with a sunset sky, and a bow tied around the waist is an added standout. Elizabeth and James Ellington Rabbit Fur Bomber Jacket, $995. Derek Lam 10 Crosby Belted Ruffle Shirtdress, $495

Models: Jennie Ross & Jesslyn Sargent / Maggie Inc.
Hair & Make Up: Rachel Graham / The Loft Salon

Shot on location at Cider Hill Farm

WHERE TO SHOP

Saks Fifth Avenue
800 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199