Northfaces, beanies, leggings and boots. According to the fashion-runway-streets of the city it's officially fall in Austin, Texas. Not only is this a nice break from the flip-flops and tank tops and sweat-stained shirts, it's almost as if there's a newfound appreciation for the city at the start of a fresh season. (I retract this paragraph as I sit, two days later, editing this post and wearing all three of those above mentioned summer items. Texas in October at it's finest).
While most of us familiar with the city have these fall items ingrained in our wardrobe, others may be lacking. Here's where to go to revamp your functional fall wardrobe, with a twist from this season:
Pricey but quality and timeless. This store carries outdoorsy-clothing shoes and gear with brands like Northface, Patagonia and Beringer. Plus, they've got an assortment of warm and orthopedic shoes, cozy yoga pants and organic cotton long-sleeve tees. Not so fashion forward, but perhaps more for the functional, comfortable dresser (Yes, you in the birkenstock's and socks, this store's for you).
And for the more fashion forward dresser...
Searching for motorcycle jackets, lace-up boots, leggings and other sorts of trends? Check out The Domain up North off of Mopac and Century Oaks Terrace. You'll get the quality items you want, with that extra in-style flare. Ladies, I recommend checking out Free People for all sorts of fun dresses, leggings and fall attire. Also, another favorite is the newly opened Zara, for ladies AND men, carrying trendy coats, scarves and shoes at actual affordable prices.