My favorite things about the Fall season (besides the colorful leaves and delicious turkey feast) are the jackets and boots! Being someone who gets cold very easily, I have a slight obsession with jackets. Once the Fall weather comes, I can’t wait to break out my favorites from the back of the closet.
A good jacket is a staple to any outfit. You can wear merely jeans and a plain t-shirt, and the right jacket will make the outfit phenomenal. If only the Texas summers would allow me to wear jackets, I’d wear them all year long.
Yesterday I purchased my first jean jacket since middle school from Urban
Outfitters‘ “Urban Renewal” section. I have realized that finding the perfect jean jacket, as is true with leather jackets, is like buying art. You can look at a million different styles, colors, sizes and still find that something isn’t quite right- but once you find the perfect one, you know it. It wears like skin. It’s your jacket soulmate. Unfortunately for me, my jacket soulmates tend to be the ones I can’t afford.
Boots are another thing us poor-blood-circulation people love. They are easy and warm. I like buying a half size too big so I can wear big wool socks underneath. (Yes, I know I live in Texas – an argument could be made that I’m cold-blooded.) With fabulous styles of boots available this Fall, boots may become the new staple to my wardrobe. Austinites: check out local boot company Allen’s Boots. They have more than just cowboy boots.