Reread JMR40's post a couple of times!
Good boots is where the most $ & thought goes......the rest is not to hard to get in a "frugal" way.
One point on the Goodwill/Thrift stores......read the labels on the sweaters they have and remember that that sweater will be UNDER your top layer so it does not matter how it looks. What you will find is that you can get WOOL, often times Marino which is soft and itch free, for almost nothing.
Of course it may be pink.........