When it begins to get cooler for fall, do you wish that the warm weather could last just a bit longer? Do you wish that you could wear your favorite summer Ren faire outfit into the fall? Or maybe you just aren’t sure what to wear for the fall faire season? In this post, we hope to answer some of your questions on how you can wear your summer medieval clothes in fall Ren faire outfits.
What does Your Summer Ren Faire Outfit Look Like?
What your summer faire wardrobe looks like will depend on your tastes and aesthetics. However, for illustration, we will use some of our most popular pieces. These pieces feature designs that are common amongst summer outfits. For a sample medieval men’s outfit, we include the Bastian Shirt, the Kasimir Canvas Trousers, and the Heinrich Ankle Boots. For a sample medieval womens outfit, we feature the Women’s Pirate Shirt, the Ursula Light Cotton Skirt, and the Raimund Boots. We will start with these pieces and explain how you can mix and match them with other pieces to create a fall wardrobe.
What are the Ways of Changing Ren Faire Looks for the Fall?
There are a few different ways that you can change up your summer Ren faire clothes for fall. One of the easiest ways of doing this is with layering other pieces over the top of your existing pieces. This is a very historically accurate way of changing up your looks for fall. This is still done even with modern clothing.
When it comes to layering with medieval clothing, you have a variety of options. For example, you could add a vest or waistcoat to the men’s shirt mentioned earlier. This would create another layer between you and the elements. If you wanted to layer with tunics, you could easily do so with an undertunic and a tunic like the Leif Viking Undertunic and the Erik Viking Tunic. For a womens outfit, another version of this would be an underdress and an overdress. You can also wear petticoats or underskirts underneath your outer skirt.
Ren Faire Outerwear for Fall
As a part of layering in general, you will want to look at adding outerwear to your fall Ren faire clothes. Not only does it add style, but it also helps keep the wind and weather away from the body. Cloaks, coats, and robes are great options for wearing over the top of your clothes. Hooded ones, like the Aaron Wool Cloak, are even better as they help to shield your head from cooling winds. You can wear just the hood, rather than the whole cloak, if you would prefer. We offer a variety of hoods with mantles for you to choose from.
Changing up the Style of Your Medieval Fall Outfit
Another option for wearing your Ren faire outfits into the fall is to change up the style slightly, sometimes with additional pieces. For example, wearing longer clothing is a great idea. It is easier for wind to chill you if you are wearing short sleeves or short pants. If your summer outfit already has long sleeves or long pants, then you could wear something over the top, such as arm and leg warmers.
Another accessory that you could wear to add some warmth would be a hat that covers the head. There is a reason that children are told to wear a hat. It helps to keep a head warm. Covering up more of your body is a great idea as it gets colder. You can even do this with choosing different footwear, such as taller boots.
Changing out the Materials of Your Ren Faire Outfit
If you are wanting to keep the same style from your summer Ren faire looks, but are fine with wearing slightly different pieces, then changing out the materials for the fall may be a good choice. Going from cotton to wool is one such option. Many of our pieces, especially from Mytholon, have options in a wool blend. For example, the Ursula skirt mentioned earlier also comes in a wool version. There are canvas and wool versions of the Bron Hood, Aaron Cloak, Tilly Waistcoat, and many other pieces.
Add Some Fall Colors to Your Ren Faire Outfits
In addition to changing out the fabrics, if you are interested in creating a more autumnal style, you can also add in fall colors to your medieval look. Adding colors such as reds and browns works well. A large portion of our items are available in brown. There are multiple pieces in dark red options such as Bordeaux and burgundy. With certain pieces, you can easily add a touch of fall to your look just through the color alone.
The Lace Overlay Waist Cincher is one such example. Depending on your preference, you could choose this piece in gold, copper, amber, red, burgundy, and many more colors. You could just wear it over the top of a white blouse, like the Women’s Pirate Shirt mentioned earlier, with a brown skirt and you have an autumn-themed look. Without it, a white blouse and brown skirt easily work together for a summer look.
Here we went over how you can transition your summer Ren faire outfits into the fall. From layering to adding some colorful accessories, you can really change up your look as much or as little as you want. Whether you plan to dress for colder weather or just want to add some rich color, it is up to you. How do you like to wear your summer Ren faire clothes in the fall?