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Top 7 Fall Fashion Trends for SF Dandies

Our resident fashion expert Lauren Goodman canvasses the collections to see how fall’s top trends stack up in San Francisco.

1. Monotone

Designers have reinvented the trend with textures and contrasting proportions. If you want to look modern, do this, especially in darker inky tones: head-to-toe navy, black, deep green.

LG Says: Easy on the eyes

The Look: Bottega Veneta

2. Vintage

Look like you just robbed a thrift store? You’re right on trend. Work a multi-decade mashup with stiff biker jackets, rockabilly flair, polyester prints—anything goes.

LG Says: Next stop, Mission Thrift!

The Look: Saint Laurent

3. Heavy

A hefty dress shoe, boot, or sneaker ties together all the best looks this season. Even—and especially—with suits.

LG Says: Clomp

The Look: Ermenegildo Zegna

Try It: Prada Sneaker, Prada, $680

4. Fleece

High fashion is making Patagonia its muse. Also included in this is an ode to all things fuzzy: shearling, long alpaca, goat hair, and fur.

LG Says: Cuddle time

The Look: Patrik Ervell

5. Sweats

Make room for tailored sweats. This pant is best in wool or cashmere and worn with just about anything. It’s super modern and shows off 
your contours.

LG Says: The new khaki!

The Look: J. Crew

Try It: Kapital Hooded Sweatshirt, Unionmade Goods, $538

6. Necking

It’s all about accentuating the neck, either by swathing it in fabrics (think 
turtlenecks, scarves, and foulards) or leaving it exposed and very bare. 

LG Says: So Keith Richards!

The Look: Prada

7. Manket

Worn over the shoulder or as a scarf, this is a practical trend in our nature-loving city. It’s picnic, beach, mountain, camping, and festival ready.

LG Says: Embrace the man blanket

The Look: Burberry

Try It: Kapital Fulling Wool Muffler, Unionmade Goods, $267

This article was published in 7x7's September 2014 issue. Click here to subscribe.