What to Wear In: San Francisco

What to wear in San FranciscoI was inspired to share this look today for a couple of reasons. First is that it’s the time of year I need to remember how to dress for fall. Like, I’ve actually forgotten. Please send help and something pumpkin spice flavored to jog my memory. Second is that today is Felt Hat day! I’ve been getting a lot of cross-seasonal use out of this felt hat that I first featured as part of a snowy winter ensemble.

Whenever I travel somewhere new, I always make note of what the locals are wearing and what I’m comfortable wearing in that city. If I make a return trip, I feel way more prepared with what to pack. Here is what I personally recommend for what to wear in San Francisco.

What to wear in San FranciscoWhat to Wear in San Francisco

Downtown is almost always windy and chilly, so I like a lightweight scarf and a hat.

A leather jacket is pretty perfect because it provides the right amount of wind protection and style.

Flat shoes or short boots are a must have. Promise me you won’t even try to wear heels, unless you bring a backup pair in your bag.

The perfect accessory for this outfit was a gold bar necklace courtesy of A-List Greek. The company specializes in sorority lettered jewelry. They can also custom stamp your initials, roman numerals of your anniversary, or map coordinates. Mine has my initials on it. The modern and minimal design just felt right with the black outfit. I’ve since experimented by layering it with other necklaces too which also works really well!

What to wear in San FranciscoCompared to other cities, I describe San Francisco as fashionable yet casual. Wear what you want and make being comfortable a priority, because you won’t enjoy the pretty views of the Bay if you’re cold!

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What are your tips for things to do and what to wear in San Francisco?

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10 Comments on What to Wear In: San Francisco

  1. Bre Paulson
    September 21, 2016 at 8:21 am (7 months ago)

    That felt hat is soo cute! Where is it from?

    • admin
      October 17, 2016 at 9:55 am (6 months ago)

      I bought it at Target!

  2. Kelly
    September 21, 2016 at 8:36 am (7 months ago)

    Adorable outfit!
    I love SF and agree about the heels- absolutely not!
    No fashion advice here- I go everywhere in my Nikes 🙂

  3. Anung
    September 21, 2016 at 9:00 am (7 months ago)

    Yes, thank you for recommending flats and boots. They are cute too

  4. Savanna
    September 21, 2016 at 9:02 am (7 months ago)

    I love that purse!!

  5. Andrea
    September 21, 2016 at 9:12 am (7 months ago)

    I love a great navy bag. This one is beautiful!

  6. Eva
    September 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm (7 months ago)

    Love that Lilly scarf! It’s such a good pop of color!

  7. Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    September 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm (7 months ago)

    I love your hat! So cute. 🙂 And that bag caught my attention right away too… I love the color!


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