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Tznius (Modest) Just-Casual-Enough Fall Outfit for Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Wednesday night the Jewish festival of Sukkot starts. During this 8-day festival we eat all of our meals outdoors in a temporary hut called a sukkah, which most families build in their back yard. As the chilly fall weather rolls in here in the Northeast, we’re brainstorming what to wear that is tznius, sufficiently dressy yet appropriate for the outdoors. Although the first two and last two days of this festival are celebrated as especially holy days, where we dress up in our best clothing and everyone attends synagogue, the middle days in between are more casual. We call this period “Chol HaMoed.” We often spend it eating meals at other peoples’ houses in their sukkahs. This is our first time playing around with Polyvore and we thought we’d make our first set a Chol HaMoed outfit – Warm enough for the outdoors, dressy enough for going to dinner at a friend’s house, and casual enough to not feel uncomfortable trudging around on someone’s lawn. This outfit celebrates the arrival of weather that’s cool enough to pull out corduroy, slouchy knit berets, and tall boots from your winter clothes stash. It’s so much easier to be tznius when the weather cools down!

Note: Don’t be misled by the fact that some of these clothing items are expensive! I would never pay $290 for a layering shirt. I was just using whatever popped up on Polyvore that caught my fancy. Similar items are available for any budget (but I do encourage a splurge on quality boots!)

Modest Clothing & Accessories from mark. (Free Shipping!)

The cosmetics, skincare and fashion company mark. is known for their high-quality fragrance-free skincare line and for their makeup. However, they also sell clothing and accessories. I have friends who don’t even wear makeup but like to order their extremely inexpensive purses, for instance. Right now the mark. store has some items listed that are of interest to modest dressers.

Some items that jumped out at me:

“Put A Lid On It” Hat
Price: $16 – Colors: Brown & Turquoise Tweed or Black

Put A Lid On It

I really like this hat a lot, and intend to order it. It looks like it might even have enough room in it to put some of my hair up inside. But even if it doesn’t, it’s a great style for me. I like to wear women’s clothing that looks more like “menswear” and this fits with that look.

“Touch of Lace” Scarves – 2 Pack
Price: $16 for 2-Pack – Colors: Purple & Black

I’m posting these scarves here because from the moment I saw them I envisioned them jazzing up a tichel or hijab. Click here for a picture that can give you an idea of how to wear it with a hijab. Narrow scarves can be used to add pizazz to a tichel/headscarf and to help keep it from slipping! To give you a sense of how scarves like this can be used with tichels and other headwraps, here is a picture of a lacy narrow scarf used to accessorize and secure a Style Underground tichel. Of course, they can also just be worn as headbands or… wait for it… scarves!

“Seeing Double” Elbow-Length Tops – Set of 2
Price: $28 for Set of 2 – Colors: Black and Blue-and-White Stripes
mark. Seeing Double Elbow Length Tops

The neck on this shirt is a little too low for me, as I prefer to cover my collarbone. However, I love the elbow-length sleeves that are in style this year, and I think these shirts are so lovely I decided to post them for those of you who are okay with your collarbone showing. These shirts look like they cover all of one’s cleavage, but expose some of the upper chest. You’ll look like a ballerina!

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