Fall took her sweet time arriving in Texas this year, but I think it’s safe to say Summer is finally over. And while we aren’t exactly in to coat season yet, I know many of you are.
Granted ‘coat season’ for us in the South looks a little different than for a lot of you. We rarely need more than a light jacket, and occasionally a wool coat or puffer. But we do get a fair amount of rain, and a good jacket that keeps you both warm and dry is a necessity.
Mr. SP and I are planning a little Fall getaway for some hiking and exploring, so of course Backcountry is the first place I check for new outdoor gear. It’s my go-to spot for all things outdoorsy! When I spotted this North Face waterproof trench, I knew it was the perfect blend of functional and stylish.
Waterproof Trench Jacket | Henley Shirt | Sunglasses | Hat
The seam sealed, waterproof shell keeps you protected from heavy rains, while the relaxed fit allows for layers underneath on extra cold days. It has built-in shaping at the waist to create a flattering and feminine silhouette, so it’s functional and stylish.
It’s lightweight and not at all bulky, but still provides warmth and protection from wind, rain, and snow. The arms and hood are both adjustable for a more custom fit and added protection. It comes in navy, gray, and black, in addition to this traditional trench color.
Fit Tip: I size up one in jackets and coats, I’m wearing a small.
Waterproof Trench Jacket | Hat | Boots
Let’s talk about these boots for a second! We don’t see a lot of the ‘elements’ here in Big D, but I’m often asked for more all-weather options for my friends up north. And I think I’ve found an incredible option for you…these Sorels are sturdy, waterproof, and have good traction… yet a smaller silhouette in a chic Chelsea style.
The rubber outsole provides good traction on wet and slippery surfaces, and the leather is waterproof for rain and puddles. Plus, the elastic insert makes them easy to slip on and off…even with thick socks! Just check out those perfect 5-star reviews.
Fit Tip: I found them true to size.
This hat is the same one I wore in this post that several of you asked about… it’s a good one! Comes in several colors, I’m wearing the ‘Bison.’
Henley Shirt | Sunglasses | Hat | Boots
This henley shirt is a relaxed fit that looks great worn alone, or makes the perfect base layer for cold-weather styles. It’s made of a soft organic cotton, with fair trade sewing. It comes in a slew of colors, and is great for lounging or street wear.
Fit Tip: I prefer a more relaxed fit, and sized up to a small.
Henley Shirt | Sunglasses | Hat
Waterproof Trench Jacket | Henley Shirt | Sunglasses | Hat | Boots
Did you know Backcountry is also a great source for sunglasses, too? They always have the best prices on Ray-Bans, particularly my favorite aviator styles. I grabbed these black ones for significantly less than traditional department stores. They are seriously the lightest, most comfortable sunglasses I’ve ever worn!
Some of the other things I’ll be packing for our trip are this cozy vest (on sale!!) and pullover, and Mr. SP never travels without this pullover and backpack. What are some of your go-to pieces for Fall outdoor? If it’s your first time ordering from Backcountry, use code SUGARPLUM15 for 15% off (some exclusions apply).
We’ll be heading to Santa Fe and Taos for a long weekend later this month…I’d love to hear your tips on where to stay and eat, and what to do!
*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Hafner. This post is created in collaboration with Backcountry and ShopStyle, but all product selections, styling, and cold-weather pining are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*
I NEVER comment… 🙂 but those Sorel boots are moving to the top of my Christmas wish list! Hoping Santa brings those to me. Soooo cute!
So happy to hear it!!
Oh man don’t say “summer is finally over” (crying emoji). I love summer, it’s my favourite season and it only lasts about the blink of an eye here in Ottawa (Canada’s capital city) 🙁 In fact it’s already been cold for over a month now and the forecast is saying we’ll get the most snowy weather in Canada this year (……great). I expect it to start in mid to late November and probably last well into May (yeah, 6 full months of snow). But you know, that’s the way it is (I’m sure Texas is incredibly hot in the summer….although personally, it wouldn’t bother me ;p). This time of year for us is weird because it’s quite cold in the morning but obviously the sun is still close enough to be warm so the afternoons will be milder and therefore layers are necessary. What I’m itching to find is an in between, in between jacket/coat. Because right now, it’s too cold for my light spring jackets but too hot for my winter parka. I find it so hard to dress this time of year
All that snow sounds pretty dreamy to me!! this coat is a great in-between!
Such a cute post! I used your code to order from Backcountry earlier this month. Love the fast, free shipping!
I’m already looking forward to your trip guide! We explored NM and stayed at Los Poblanos thanks to your recommendation. The Santa Fe farmers market is a must and is rated one of the best in the country!
Oh I love Farmers Markets!!! Did you love Los Poblanos?! I think we’re doing a night there bc we loved it so much…want to see all the updates! Also so happy the code came in handy!
Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery in Santa Fe – must go there! 😁 Also Michael’s Kitchen in Taos for a great breakfast!
A funny thing about the coat… we were in Venice last May. Had this guide who had on what I am pretty sure was this jacket. I did see the NF logo on it. I should have asked about it then but didn’t. It was the most flattering jacket I think I have ever seen. So practical with the hood, too. Hers was black but I also love this color. I have been searching for it. Mine soon!
What a small world!!! I’m thrilled I found it…it’s definitely a good one!
LOVE the boots! I think the “cattail” color would be perfect for my daughter.
We stayed at the Hotel LaFonda in Taos and loved it. It’s historic, updated and right on the square…affordable, too! I don’t remember where we ate, but we had some good meals there. Have fun! Be sure to go to the Pueblo and the bridge – both were interesting and worth seeing.
Oh yes!! I’ve been looking at that spot!! Thanks so much!
We fell in l-o-v-e with Los Poblanos! Our entire NM trip was fantastic but staying there was certainly the highlight.
We also used your Sedona trip guide on a different southwest journey and hiked Devil’s Bridge. Your blog is such a great resource!
Thank you so much, I love hearing when people use my trip guides for themselves! So glad to hear you had a great trip! xo, Cassie
You need to checkout Tent Rocks National Monument – it’s amazing. Also, eat at The Shed.
The Shed is definitely on our list! xo, Cassie
There was a great Mexican restaurant in Tesuque (between Santa Fe and Taos). The church in Chimayo is interesting – the dirt is believed to have healing powers. So many great restaurants down in the Plaza in Santa Fe. Love that area, the culture and heritage! Enjoy your trip 🙂
I love the trench. It is definitely going to the top of my Christmas list. The boots would be perfect for my daughter. …And the Henley is lovely. Thank you so shopping for us.
Will you be getting more of the wide leg pants?
We don’t have plans for restocks now, but oftentimes people order multiple sizes and return extras, so stay tuned!
Where are you planning to stay while in Taos? My husband and I got married at El Monte Sagarado, we always recommend staying there. Orlando’s has great food as well as Bella’s.
Thanks for the food tips!!! I’ll share where we stay once we get back!! xoxo