Caribou Boots and Wool Parka: A Preppy, Classic Look
Outfit Details: J.Crew Parka (also here) | Fair Isle Sweater | AG Jeans | Sorel Caribou Boots (also here) | Beanie | Sunglasses
I just got home from an amazing trip to Aspen. I always like learning a little bit about the history of the places that I visit. Sometimes I do a little research, but sometimes I just stumble across something unexpectedly historical. Maybe it seems silly, but I never really considered Aspen’s roots. Aspen is such a modern, upscale place that you might never imagine a time when it wasn’t such an adorable ski town.
After the fondue, sushi and furs, I thought I understood Aspen, but then — BAM! I came across this abandoned mining “town” only walking distance from the glitz and glamour of the city. Well, it didn’t exactly happen so dramatically. I discovered some photos on Pinterest and I was inspired to try and find the site. (Shout out to my photographer Kaity who is willing to follow along with my crazy ideas even in 1 degree!) So I grabbed my J.Crew wool parka and we went out to explore.
When we arrived, we learned that the access roads are closed during the winter. With a little help from Google Maps, we were able to locate it and get there on foot. I love exploring in the early hours, and the scene was absolutely magical as the morning light began to peek out from behind the mountain. I thought these photos were too beautiful not to share. When I get to feel adventurous in my travels, it scratches that wanderlust itch.
It was so cold (even in my wool parka) that my teeth were chattering! I believe that no amount of layers could have kept me warm during this expedition, but I was very thankful I had my Sorel caribou boots. They were definitely the warmest boots that I brought for this trip. Plus, I love that caribou boots go with just about everything.
Caribou boots almost have multiple personalities — you can create elegant, preppy or classic look depending on how you style them. I went for a classic feel this morning with my Fair Isle sweater and classic J.Crew wool parka. As you can see here, caribou boots can pull off a preppy, playful vibe as well. I brought this Fair Isle sweater on my trip to New York last month when I went sightseeing at the Brooklyn Bridge. At the time, this Florida girl thought the early morning breeze in NYC seemed cold — but it pales in comparison to Aspen!
Have you ever discovered a forgotten piece of history? Leave me a comment here, or catch me on Instagram @KylenEveryWear.
Photos by Kaity Brawley