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.
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.
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.’
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.
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!*