Transition to Fall like a Houstonian

Since moving to Houston two years ago I realized how difficult it can feel at times to dress seasonally appropriate when the the calendar says it’s one season but the forecast says another (it probably says summer). As a New Yorker I’ve had plenty of experience with layering, fluctuating temperatures and learning to adapt to unpredictable and rapidly changing weather. I’ve put together a list of suggested items and trends below of varying styles and price points to help you stay current and cool. Let me know what you end up with and don’t forget to post a pic in your best fall look and tag @ShopWithVal. Enjoy! (Scroll down to bottom to for slides.)


GAP Military Shirt Jacket in Tan, $90

Madewell Fleet Jacket, $98

Velvet by Graham & Spencer Army Jacket, $150

Slide 2: Military Jacket For Him

GAP Military Jacket, $84

Bonobos Military Jacket, $128

Barbour Sapper Jacket, $429 


Universal Thread Wenda Cut Out Booties in Tan, $33  

Fergalicious Isolation Motorcycle Bootie, $60  

Dolce Vita Karsen Bootie in Snakeskin, $80  

Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie, $150

Marc Fisher Unana Bootie in red suede, $238

Slide 4: Leather Jackets For Her

Topshop, Dolly Leather Biker Jacket, $295

Trouve Moto Leather Jacket, $298

ALLSAINTS Dalby Leather Biker Jacket, $450  

Cole Haan Leather Racer Jacket, $498

Slide 5: Leather Jackets For Him

GAP Leather Biker Jacket, $425

ALLSAINTS Milo Leather Biker Jacket, $495

Theory Wynwood Radic Leather Jacket, $995

Slide 6: Capes

Ann Taylor Reversible PLAID Blanket Scarf, $80  

Brooks Brothers Water Repellent Twill Cape Coat, $148

Zara Cape with Faux Fur Collar, $169

Slide 7: Vests For Her:

Patagonia Down Vest, $179 

Eileen Fisher Long Wool Vest, $236 

Barbour Victory Chevron Quilted Gilet in Latte, $269

Vince Toscana Shearling Vest, $1495  

Slide 8: Vests For Him:

J. Crew Walker Vest, $56

North Face Apex Bionic 2 Vest, $110

Patagonia Down Sweater Vest, $179

Slide 9: Textured Jeans (velvet + corduroy)

AG Farrah High Waist Skinny Corduroy Jeans in Blush, $188  

AG Farrah Velvet Cobalt Blue Skinny Jeans, $198

Paige Colette Corduroy Crop Trousers in Chestnut, $209  

Current/Elliot Pink Corduroy Skinny Jeans, $228  

Frame Le Velveteen Burgundy Skinny Jeans, $235

Veronica Beard Beverly Skinny Flared Corduroy Pants in Dark Orange, $250 

Re/Done Cropped Red Velvet Jeans, $290 

Slide 10: Plaid For Her

1901 Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress, $149

Rails Hunter Plaid Button Down Shirt, $158  

Madewell Caldwell Plaid Blazer, $168

Veronica Beard Sierra Western Shirtdress, $495 

Slide 11: Plaid For Him

Polo Ralph Lauren Plaid Flannel PJs in Preston Buffalo Plaid, $38

Club Monaco Plaid Baseball Cap, $40

Banana Republic Plaid Cotton Silk Tie, $60  

Banana Republic Cotton Plaid Shirt, $80

Slide 12: Animal Print

Ann Taylor Cheetah Pencil Skirt, $70  

J. Crew Leopard Print Sheath Dress, $138  

Ann Taylor Mila Leopard Print Hairalf Pumps, $148

J. Crew Leopard Block Heel Pumps, $198

7fam Cheetah Print Skinny Ankle Jeans, $199  

ATM Leopard Print Silk Cami, $225  

Coach Leopard Print Calf Hair Crossbody Bag, $276

Weekend Max Mara Zebra Print Long Sleeve Sheath Dress, $350

Slide 13: Denim Jackets for Her

J Crew. Classic Denim Jacket, $110  

Veronica Beard Cara Cropped Jean Jacket with Rhinestones, $495

Slide 14: Denim Jackets For Him

J. Crew Classic Denim Jacket, $98

Levi's Sherpa Trucker Jacket, $128