Living in San Francisco means putting outfits together in a very tempremental city. Where being a fashionista is completely underrated, not only do we forecast trends- we also forecast the weather daily, hourly, and from one neighborhood to the next. This means styling an outfit that is not only fashionable, but functional and being prepared for anything, anywhere. Read on for some tips to styling in SF, and stop into the store to shop the looks shown here!
Layer it all on. You can never have too many layers. Scarves are essential. Not only are they on trend, they really do keep you warm. A light weight woven jacket goes a long way. It will block the wind in ways your knitted sweater will never do, and it’s easy to carry or tie around your waist. We’ve thrown our Blank NYC military-inspired jacket on over one of our favorite Haute Hippie camisoles, and finished the look with a simple, black infinity scarf.
Learn to let go of having perfectly coifed hair. Flip it and let it blow in the wind every once in awhile. Now if you find yourself in one of those intense wind tunnels when the the fog rolls in, put your hair up quick in a bun. The sooner you get it up the better. Carry a small bottle of hair oil to combat the frizz. As you can see, a texturized mane works perfectly with the military-inspired trend.
Wear the right shoes. Don’t wear heels if you have to walk downhill (which as we all know, happens very often!). It is an impossible endeavor which will begin with you holding onto the side of a building and inevitably falling, or going the rest of the way barefoot- and let’s face it, neither of those scenarios is ideal. Mix up your prints and throw some leopard print Vans on with a stripe, floral, or in this case, a watercolor. But if you’re like Victoria Beckham and simply cannot think in flats, some heeled boots or booties; anything that wraps around the ankle; or that has a wedge will look chic and are safer and more comfortable for trekking up and downhill. Cool biker details always add some pizazz to an outfit, and chunky heels also help.
Last but not least (and perhaps the most San Francisco-centric styling tip there is)- always have some funky garments ready for those themed block parties (i.e Bay to Breakers, Pride, How Weird street fair, Pink Party…just to name a few.) San Francisco will find any and every excuse to play dress up. Pair a wild, printed top- like this awesome, open-backed top from our shop- with some black skinny jeans, or go all out with a full-on funky costume. Let’s be real- even if you try, it’s impossible to have the craziest outfit in San Francisco. So, throw caution to the wind, and go all out!