We all know that the weather in Boston throws a huge tantrum from December to June. But, it does a pretty good job of making Bostonians smile in autumn. The foliage is gorgeous; the Sam Oktoberfest is flowing, and the fashion options are pretty dope. In October, it’s generally still warm enough to play around with your style without having to worry about freezing your butt off.
This fall, I decided to overhaul my old look at do it up autumn style. Here are a few things I’m trying:
1. I’m all about the boots—but not played out Uggs (why were these ever popular?! I’m happy to say I never
owned a pair) or spike heels and pointy toes. No no no, this fall it’s cowboy boots. Authentic cowboy boots! No fancy pantsy designer cowboy boots that wear out in a year. I’m talkin’ real deal boots with leather soles that you gotta break in. Boots that you’ll hand down to your kids. Boots that were handmade and hand- stitched and hand-nailed.
Got these bad boys from Rick Walkers on Newbury Street (they just moved from their Downtown Crossing location), one of the oldest Western apparel stores in Boston. They have the perfect selection and the staff is extremely helpful without being overwhelming. I’m a fan.
2. Skinny, washed-out jeans (not so into dark-wash). To fit inside the boots! The skinny-jean fad has been brewing for a couple years now, but I think this season it'll be an urban staple.
Okay straight-haired friends who keep givin’ me lip about my hair posts, I’m sneaking a hair style/product recommendation in here and I don’t care what you say!
3. Faux-hawk-esq ponytails/afros. I haven’t gotten too extreme with this yet (aka ANTM Kathleen’s do, pictured), but we’ll see where the season takes me. For now, I’ve just been pulling my hair back, slicking the sides, and bobby pinning a little poof on the top of my head (for a visual accompaniment, check these Flickr photos).
I’ve been using a great product that I stumbled upon (thanks Slava!)—Garnier Soft Curl Cream. While it looks like green slime, the stuff works wonders for curl definition and hold. Also, it leaves barely any residue while keeping my hair feeling soft. LOL, that was so sales-y… Garnier should be paying me for these posts.
Got any fashion tips or store recommendations for the fall? Send them my way! I’m always down for a style enhancement.