Contrary to what the rest of the country thinks about SF fashion, this isn’t a town of just hoodies and Supergas. Nope, we have a casual-cool style all our own, and it starts with these seven pieces. How many do you have?
A CHAMBRAY SHIRT THAT GOES FROM WORK TO COCKTAILS
Over leggings, with white jeans, even denim-on-denim—this is the San Francisco staple. It’s polished yet casual, and it looks just as great at the farmers’ market as it does for drinks in Hayes Valley.
A MOTO THAT KICKS BASICS UP A NOTCH
You couldn’t pay us to give up our beloved moto and the instant attitude it adds to any outfit. Plus, it’s the perfect jacket for our cool 60-degree weather all year long.
BOYFRIEND JEANS WE CAN ACTUALLY WALK THE SLOPES IN
We take our coffee small-batch, our toast with avocado and our denim nice and relaxed. Buh-bye, skinny jeans.
A WIDE-BRIM FEDORA TO ACCESSORIZE WITHOUT GOING OVERBOARD
You can’t turn a corner in the Mission without seeing one of these—because it’s an easy way to feel cute and breezy (not weighed down in statement necklaces). Look for a wide, stiffened brim with a wrapped leather band or grosgrain ribbon to keep the look casual.
ANKLE BOOTS FOR RAIN OR SHINE (WE NEVER KNOW)
Whether you opt for heeled or flat, simple or embellished with rock-star details, you’re guaranteed to get plenty of mileage out of these versatile, year-round shoes.
A BIG BAG TO CARRY ALL YOUR LAYERS
It doesn’t matter if it’s a supple leather carryall or a hipster-style backpack, you just need room to lug around all those layers every day, all day without looking like a bag lady.
ROUND-FRAME SUNGLASSES TO STAY ON TREND
Ray-Ban aviators were the name of the game until round frames swooped in. Now they’re everywhere. Ladies with square-shaped faces rock them best.