Just because it might not drop into the teens in the South doesn't mean we don't prepare for it! A high-quality fleece jacket is something I am definitely willing to spend a good amount on. The North Face Denali jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe since I was younger but since I've been in college, I've noticed that it is very...common. I switched it up 2 years ago when I found the company Mountain Hardwear. I love my Mountain Hardwear jacket so much and now have 2 more. I also have a few Patagonia fleece pullovers that I love as well. My boyfriend favors Arc'teryx because they are the best at keeping him warm when he goes hunting and hiking.
Here are some of my favorites from the brands above:
What's your favorite fleece jacket in your closet?
As Southerners, we love accessories! I certainly never go out without my sunglasses and of course, my sunglasses never go without their croakies. Along with being very functional, croakies are also very fashionable. I've got a large collection of them that I change around to match my outfit. Here are some of the styles that I love:
What does your favorite pair of croakies look like?
Living in the South, the weather is absolutely insane. You've got to be prepared for any kind of weather on any given day. My shoe collection is fairly simple and includes a lot of the staples in a Southern woman's closet. Here are some of my favorite shoes:
Koozies... one thing that I carry with me everywhere! Not only do koozies come in a wide range of colors, prints, and patterns, but they keep your drink cold!! I have at least one koozie in all of my purses, in my car, my bookbag, and randomly around my room. My roommates and I even have a whole drawer filled with them!! The collection ranges from monogrammed koozies to ones from local stores to fraternity rush koozies and also ones from our favorite Southern clothing brands.
You can find koozies to fit anything: bottles, cans, water bottles, and even whole wine bottles!!
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always loved wearing headbands. This love of headbands is still with me into my early 20's. I'd much rather wear my hair with a headband instead of a ponytail because it still keeps your hair out of your face and also looks more polished.
Southern Tide is one of my absolute FAVORITE clothing lines. I love the way their polos look on men and of course, the skipjack logo. I've bought ST polos for my Dad & boyfriend as gifts and they love the feel and fit of them.
In addition to amazing polos, Southern Tide also has sport shorts, pullovers, shorts, slacks, boxers, and t-shirts, and lounge pants. Everything ST comes out with is awesome. Their most recent item are the golf visors.
They also carry croakies and koozies which are essentials for every college student in the South!