Blackberry Farm Boathouse
Besides the obvious jean and super cozy sweater combo, this winter has been all about accessorizing for me. Whether I’m dressed down and super cozy & casual or putting together a very polished daytime look, it’s been the added pieces that really pull a look together. If you haven’t been able to tell from posts of the past, I’m all about wardrobe building basics. I have a few key pieces like these Rag and Bone jeans and this thermal turtleneck that I wear over and over again, but what do you do when you have your basics covered and want to add a little variety to your everyday staples?
With your base layers covered, you can add a simple scarf like this one I’m wearing from Madewell to amplify your look and add an instant seasonal touch. In my opinion the little taste of color and addition of patterned fabric completely makes the outfit. Another major player I REALLY rely on throughout the fall and winter is a wool fedora hat. A hat really takes an otherwise simple, minimal combo to a stylized, trendy level. Plus besides the aesthetic reasons they’re also really great when your hair isn’t cooperating or you’re having a dry shampoo kind-of-day.
A more practical but very significant game changer for me this year has been Hunter boots. I used to think Hunter boots were just for rainy days- something Los Angeles isn’t too familiar with, so they sat stored away in my closet since my college years. Thankfully with the help of several recent trips I’ve found a whole new realm of wear beyond the rain for these boots and have been living in them loads ever since.
For our summer trip to Lake Tahoe they were my shoe of choice for days spent by the docks. For this mom/daughter trip to Tennessee I’d throw them on to go feed the horses or on walks to Blackberry farm’s beautiful boathouse. Over Thanksgiving in Texas they definitely came in handy for afternoons on our ranch in varying terrains. I even ended up wearing them to the beach in San Diego so I could wade in the water while I watched Brian surf. Despite the different temperatures and activities I’ve had a use for them in so many different destinations and definitely anticipate packing them this winter along with a pair of super thick wool liners for my family’s annual trip to Telluride.
Basically this self-proclaimed “rain boot” is really more of an all around fool-proof outdoors boot, perfectly versatile for wear all year round. My top pick is the High Gloss Black because they go with just about everything and the gloss adds an extra character, but the matte shades and bright colors are just as effective and maybe even just a little bit more fun too!
I’m linking my exact look below if you see anything you love and can’t live without and also adding a few other accessories to the list that will really elevate an everyday ensemble as well! These hunter boots, plaid scarf, and wool hat all also make great Holiday gifts in addition to my selections from my gift guides if you’re still stuck and needing a little bit more inspo before the Holidays are here!