Belts are an essential piece in the modern female wardrobe. They easily elevate ordinary looks by creating shape, supplying texture, and adding color.
Still, to many, $100+ is a bit much to spend on a belt. I beg to differ. I've always believed it's smart to invest in quality accessories that you'll use over and over, for years to come. After all, ladies, how many times have you said to yourself, "I'd have to wear a belt with it."? (Not necessarily a bad thing!)
Get the most out of that hip-hugger with a fabulous statement belt -- here are the top seven currently on our radar.
Whether you're gearing up for an epic summer vacation, or simply getting antsy for sun-filled days in Dolores Park, a great swimsuit is a must. This year, the Spring/Summer and Resort/Cruise 2012 collections showcased several key trends -- color-blocking, cool cut-outs, provocative straps, lavish prints, scuba, belts, high-waisted bottoms -- to keep in mind while selecting the perfect suit.
This spring, it's raining shoes and color. Flats, platforms and wedges -- oh my! -- are getting pumped-up with royal blues, emerald greens, oranges, hot pinks and neon yellows. As dramatic as they seem, the big, bold hues are often softened with constract cork and natural leather, making them perfectly suitable for everyday wear.
We spotted partners Liz King (left) and Judith Powell (right), toughing the weather in cute coats and distressed boots, while out for a shop on Market St. Liz works retail development and oversees some of the construction of Apple stores, and Judith is the executive director of The First Tee of SF, a youth development program. When they're not hard at work, the two are busy shopping and eating local, in SF and beyond.
This season, color, texture and embellishments transform the classically androgynous loafers into strong, feminine footwear. With prints, patent and pony-hair, these 10 tradtionally preppy flats are SF-perfect and anything but boring.
Whether you're an aspiring chef or a hip housewife, one thing's for sure -- cooking is sexy. Add to the appeal with a comfy-chic kitchen ensemble.
This look is casual enough for everyday cooking, and classy enough to greet any surprise guests (with that homemade tart you just happen to have in the oven).
There's no doubt the masses will flock to every park in the city this weekend for some get-it-while-you-can, quality sun basking. The usual suspects are, of course, the uber-hip fest at Dolores Park, BBQs at Crissy Field, or bike riding at Golden Gate. While those parks are always a-happenin', this Sunday, make the trek out to Stern Grove for the SF Symphony's free concert at the 74th Annual Stern Grove Festival.
This week's look is inspired by the Conservatory of Flowers exhibit, Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins, currently on display in the special exhibits gallery. The exhibit is built around the poisonous-as-they-are-pretty plants in Amy Stewart's 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, which documents historically murderous plants.
Check out the exhibit this summer, and show your enthusiasm with a wicked floral print. From unconventional sunnies to kitschy Marc by Marc Jacobs wedges, we pulled together a collection of florals to accent any outfit.