I don't like fall, and I don't get all the hype around it. Perhaps it's my aversion to cold and any slight chill — I'm happiest when it's 95 degrees — or it's that I'm from Texas and the season itself is a foreign concept to me. Whatever the case, I'm currently clinging to these final days of sweater-less weather and taking delight in wearing tops that will actually be seen by the world — not hidden under a jacket.
Unfortunately, temperatures are dropping, putting my go-to summer playsuit out of business and leaving me with the daunting tasks of finding my knitwear — which is stuffed somewhere under my bed — and picking a transitional jacket. This year, I'm going with a relaxed fit fleece number from & Other Stories in a cool beige. It screams cozy, and I like that it doesn't come in a predictable shade of black. I also appreciate that I could throw it on in an outfit pinch or over a boring old T-shirt and still look like a Fashion Person™ — one that is fully aware of Sandy Liang's impact and that hiking essentials are trending. So, I will go as far as to say that this jacket actually makes me excited for fall.
& Other Stories Relaxed Utility Fleece Jacket, $149, available here.
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