Category Archives: Holidays & Holy Days

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!)