5 outfits for 5 activities out and about in Lexington



By Amanda Powell

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Sometimes it’s tough to find fun things to do around Lexington and still remain fashionable. So when I saw the article “A Great Getaway: 10 Ideas for a Long Fall Weekend” on the Vogue website, I was instantly inspired. I have laid out five ideas for a weekend in Lexington, and outfit choices to coincide.

There is no better place to relive your childhood and pull out your best fall items than at a pumpkin patch. Boyd Orchards is in Versailles and offers the Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 13-14; the October Festival, Oct. 20-21; and the Harvest Festival, Oct. 27-28.

For more good times, travel to Kelly Farms in Lexington and race through the corn maze.

Wear a pair of jeans and your favorite boots, and on top, think lots of layers. A great knit sweater with a jean jacket or a khaki trench coat is perfect for the orchards. Top off your look with a great cotton scarf.

Keeneland College Scholarship day is Friday. Usually we see a lot of dresses, but I’m going to propose something slightly different for my girls: pants. So many fun prints are emerging this season. Look for printed, cropped pants or wide-leg pants that are fun to wear with heels. Pair them with a knit or button-up shirt and top off your look with a great felt fedora. Find these looks at Anthropologie.com.

Haunted houses are popping up everywhere. “Friday Nights” at Jacobson Park will continue to run through Oct. 31. There are three different attractions: Dark Forest, Zombie Mayhem and 13 Doors.

It’s starting to get chilly during the evening so you’ll want to bundle up. Instead of a hat, opt for a fun knit head wrap to keep your ears warm. You can find different colors and designs at Etsy.com. You won’t want to lose your footing while you’re running around, so wear a pair of chic lace-up combat boots. Tie them tight and get ready to run.

Theater performances around Lexington are booming. The UK Opera Theatre is putting on “Phantom of the Opera” until Oct. 14 and the Lexington Opera House will feature “Dracula” Oct. 19-20.

These are great events to get dressed up for, but you can still remain cozy. Wear a knit dress to a performance. You can put a pair of colored tights underneath and still wear heels. You’ll look just as fancy, but stay much warmer.

And for the concertgoers, Randy Houser will be at Tin Roof this Thursday. Concerts aren’t the place to get super dressy, but they are one of the best places to show your style.

Break out a pair of cowboy boots, and to keep from looking too country, pair them with a colored jean or corduroys to keep warm. A big sweater on top will provide the perfect contrast.

If you’re bored in Lexington, try out one of these great events and explore your style options.