Despite doubts that it would actually happen this year, our long-awaited Indian Summer is here, and just in time for a weekend of free music in the park.
Of course, we're talking about Hardly Strictly Bluegrass.
Since your weekend will inevitably be full of tough decisions, from planning out who you absolutely have to see to what you absolutely have to eat, we've taken the liberty of figuring out what to wear.
We’re betting it was a very fine weekend for San Francisco native Patrik Ervell, who presented his fall menswear collection during New York Fashion Week on Saturday.
Not only did Vogue’s Anna Wintour arrive early to see his show, but she also gave the New York-based designer’s latest her verbal stamp of approval. Before Wintour made her exit, she found Ervell’s representatives and, “asked them to pass along the following message: ‘Tell Patrik I loved the collection,’” The Cut reports.
Fall has hit and winter is just around the corner, which means layering is more important than ever. But bundling up doesn't have to equal zero style. Here are our top cold weather picks that won't leave you looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
1. The Scarf: Anthropologie Cashmere Squiggle Scarf, $98: We all know that scarves are the quintessential SF accessory and who doesn't want to curl up in cashmere to brave the blustery winter winds?
So here's the scenario: your boyfriend invited you to spend Thanksgiving with his family, yes all of his family. You're slightly panicked because not only is it the first time you're meeting Grandma & Co., but you've gotten used to having a casual potluck with friends to celebrate the national day of overeating.
Well fear not, dear readers, the key to getting dressed for such a specific occasion is striking the perfect balance between comfort and class, giving you the confidence to power through the introductions and endless food. We think we've found just the thing, a wonderfully festive dress with enough room for seconds without looking frumpy:
As I sit here in a Mad Men-esque polka dotted dress with goosebumps to match, I'm pretty sure the time has come to (begrudgingly) accept the fact that it's officially fall, not just "Indian summer". That we should expect a chill in the air even on the warmest days and, most importantly, that it's time to show off the impressive layering skills that we San Francisco ladies have been forced to acquire over the years. And since nothing tops off a cool weather ensemble better than a chic coat, we've tracked down the best SF has to offer so you don't have to:
1. The Camel: De Novo Coach Coat, $498: Channel the classic '40s femme with this ladylike topper.
After almost nine years as head menswear designer for iconic Italian brand Salvatore Ferragamo, Massimiliano Giornetti finally stopped by our fair city (barely) long enough to sit down with us to talk fashion, inspiration and finding the perfect balance:
How would you define the Ferragamo man? "A businessman during the day, casual on the weekends. Someone always on the move whether traveling, boating, or enjoying a glass of wine. I create classic yet stylish clothes for the different dimensions of a man's lifestyle. Fashion is not made to be in a museum, it's meant to be worn."