This past weekend we stopped by the apple orchard near my hometown to say hello to a friendly pack of llamas before catching the train back to Brooklyn. My mom tucked donuts and a mini bottle of apple cider into our bags and off we went, leaving apple picking undone but very much on the brain. Magazine-style apple picking scenes often include leather boots and bright blue denim with a heavy dose of plaid mixed among the bucolic orchards. I’m all for picturesque apple picking, but when it comes down to it, I’d be more inclined to pull on a cozy sweatshirt and favorite pair of jeans to pick myself a bushel.
Here’s what I’d have liked to wear if we’d had an extra hour to spend tree-side.
1. Just in case any of you are afraid I’m utterly color-shy, here’s a bright red sweatshirt I’ve got my eye on. 2. Sand-colored jeans to prove I haven’t strayed too far from my palette. 3. White chucks for getting grass-stained 4. Colorful socks to keep things interesting. 5. The perfect apple-picking string tote for filling 6. And a trusty apple picker for hard-to-reach branches.
New York Cider Week.