Whether you’re traveling to Texas or an official transplant, it’s always good to thread some Texan texture into your tailoring… or at least be thoughtful of the trends (and temperatures).
It’s Thursday, and this Texan is thrilled to be at home in Texas.
I just got into town yesterday in preparation for tomorrow’s photoshoot and career coaching event (follow along on IG stories for all the behind the scenes!). Today I’m being true to my Texas traditions and traveling around town to see my wardrobe and grooming support team members:
- Dry Cleaner – Have a few items for them to treat
- Jeweler – My pearl studs came apart from their backs
- Cobbler – Have new shoes that need treatment
- Hair Stylist – Time for a trim and I don’t let just anyone treat my tresses
- Nails – Yes I get my nails done elsewhere when I’m not in town, but any time I can go to my favorite in HTX, I will!
Knowing how to dress for Texas weather, and culture is helpful – for example, we really don’t have winter, and you have to learn how to dress for it even when it is still quite hot – which means light fabrics in dark colors.
Also, dress cowboy boots are common. Men will wear them with suits. I do too on occasion – they are my favorite form of shoe… always have been! However, we don’t ride horses to work, nor are cowboy hats very typical in the office….
And, Houston is not shy (probably why I’m not either). It is a city full of confidence, high expectations, and acceptance of everyone who has a good idea. You’ll be hard pressed to find somewhere more friendly outside of the state. It is a glamourous, and bold city where money is a showcased accomplishment, and not something to be ashamed of. It’s my home, and I miss it. So, I’m very excited to be back for a few days!
For this Texan transition weather outfit (Disclaimer – not photographed in Texas) I’ve paired Theory cotton suit separates that go together in black with my standard cream sheath top. But to pull it all together for fall and make it a bit more interesting I added a chocolate brown and gold scarf paired with a cow print pump.
I’ve had these suit separates (purchased at different times through the years) forever, and I wear them a ton mostly with other pieces, not necessarily together. This scarf was a treat to myself in 2012 and is a favorite (I first purchased it in bright pink for fun and decided I needed a winter equivalent I loved it so much) – it is really large, and is awesome for travel because it doubles as a blanket when needed. While I don’t regularly wear large monograms to the office there are times when it can be fitting (dependent on the audience you’ll be interacting with).
These shoes were a memento from a trip to Italy – I found them at Gucci right off the Spanish Steps and knew I had to have them. While I don’t get to wear them often as they are much harder to pair with outfits – I love them every time I do. The cow print fits in well with the old school Houston luxury vibe.
Travel to Texas, where our Texture is Bigger and Better
All my best,