In true Texas form, the temperatures have gone from just below sizzling to downright cold in a matter of days (more like 36 hours, but who’s counting). While the unseasonable cold front we’re currently experiencing may not last forever, it’s safe to say we should expect unpredictably weird and sometimes chilly weather for the next few months.
We’ve rounded up the autumn style essentials every local needs on rotation in her wardrobe to stay warm and oh-so-cool the Austin way. Shop these local destinations for quality staples that are made with the type of craftsmanship and individuality that can only hail from the 512.
The Denim Jacket and Jeans — STAG Provisions for Men
Although this South Congress shop has become a trusted source for male fashion, the recent debut of sister brand Daughters boasts an inventory of vintage-inspired designs suitable for any local gal’s wardrobe. The collection’s timeless style staples like Levi’s jackets and vintage RRL denim are meant to be worn, loved, and re-worn for seasons to come.
The Everyday Legging — Outdoor Voices
Austin-based activewear brand Outdoor Voices specializes in creating apparel that pulls double duty whether you're working out or staying in, and its iconic leggings are no different. The Warmup Legging has become a bestseller for its sweat-wicking technology, butt-lifting design, and a second-skin fit that’s comfortable from the gym to the couch and everywhere in between. Opt for other styles like the TechSweat for intense cardio workouts or the FreeForm when you’re hitting a yoga class.
The Statement Sweater — Estilo
Sweater weather is upon us, and Estilo makes the case for keeping several trending styles in your closet. Sweaters adorned with bold prints, ruffled sleeves, and fringe populate the shop’s racks and online store for easy perusing and purchase. Although Estilo is known for carrying items with hefty price tags, the sweater inventory features several affordable options that don’t skimp on quality or fit.
The Riding Boot — Tecovas
A classic equestrian-style boot is crucial for braving the winter chill and Tecovas has claimed the artisan-crafted footwear throne since launching in 2015. Each pair is made using up to 200 handcrafted steps unmatched by big name boot brands, but they still ring up at wholesale-level pricing. In addition to providing the perfect fit, each boot is made of quality leather that’s constructed to stand the test of time.
The All-Purpose Jumpsuit — Sunroom
For the autumn days when pants just won't cut it and dresses leave too much of your legs exposed to the elements, a jumpsuit is a happy and fashionable medium. Sunroom serves as a local retail favorite thanks to its West Coast aesthetic mixed with Austin style. Jumpsuit selections range from roomy to tailored silhouettes and feature quality material such as organic cotton, silk, and hemp.
The Ankle Boot — Fortress of Inca
The ankle boot combines the height of a chunky heel with the comfort of a sturdy Chelsea boot to deliver a versatile shoe that can virtually be worn year-round. Pair the Fortress of Inca bestselling Adriana Coco boot with your favorite denim or a fall dress and strut into any event of the season looking cool and polished. Buttery soft leather and a super-stacked wooden heel ensure these booties will be a wardrobe staple for years to come.
The Cable Knit Beanie — Wildflower
In addition to housing all the cute fall frocks and trending tops for tailgating and brunch dates, Wildflower is stocked up on the quintessential cable knit beanie that will keep you cozy and cute during any cold front. A budget-friendly range of price points on accessories like Texas-inspired bracelets and ombré scarves help finish off any fall ensemble.
The Tote Bag — Hatton Henry
If Hatton Henry hasn’t made it onto your radar, allow us to make you formally acquainted. Each bag is handcrafted with love by an all-female team led by Vanessa Vaught, a fourth generation Texan leatherworker. The brand focuses on crafting every leather good with time-old traditions inspired by Vaught’s rich family history of saddle making, using only the finest raw materials sourced from the United States. The tote collection boasts versatile, minimal styles with loads of interior space and are designed to grow more gorgeous with age.