look of the week
Though San Francisco's come a long way since the free-lovin' Sixties, this weekend's Power to the Peaceful Festival is the perfect time to embrace your inner flower child with free music, arts, forums and yoga, all in the name of global peace. But put away your dusty bell-bottoms because we've compiled a thoroughly modern hippie homage that will set you apart from the tie-dyed masses in Golden Gate Park:
1. Velvet Ganet Tunic Dress in soy, $86: Sure to be your go-to blank canvas for Fall, this dress is just dying to be dressed up with bold accessories and tights.
If today is any indication, summer has finally hit in San Francisco. Another telltale sign? Spending the weekend with friends in Golden Gate Park listening to music in the sunshine. No, we're not talking about drum circles in Hippie Hill, the time has come for Outside Lands Music Festival. With performances ranging from M.I.A. to Pearl Jam, we've been on the search for an outfit that transcends music genres and looks just as chic amidst neon as it does in a mosh pit. Well, dear readers, we think this does the trick:
This Sunday marks the end of one of our absolute favorite things about San Francisco: Stern Grove Festival season. This year, they're ending on a high note by having the San Francisco Opera perform gratis amidst wine-fuzzy culture aficionados and a seriously magical forest...affirming that it really isn't over until the fat lady sings. So, let's get down to business. What does one wear to such a unique event? It's the opera—generally a high-brow event, but it's in a park and in a city with less than predicable weather. But you're in luck because we think we've found just the thing:
As stylish as it may be, impractical airport attire (think heavy coat, scarf, dress, huge bag, and high heels) will surely maximize space in your suitcase, but will no doubt leave you longing for the comfort of the dreadful Juicy tracksuit. With a little creativity, however, you can still look runway chic in an outfit that feels like PJs. We promise.
1. Silence & Noise Cropped Striped Tee, $32: Give this wardrobe staple an upgrade with a modern shape and bold stripes.
As much as we love a good party, summer weddings seriously stress us out. Not only do you have to make a registry gift appear personal, but you also have to look fabulous without outshining the bride. Add in all the "rules" (ie. no black, no white, don't look like a bridesmaid, etc.) and you've gotten yourself into a true fashion predicament. But never fear, an upcoming wedding in our iCal has us scouring the web for an ensemble that will make us stand out from the pack (but not overly so), and we think we've come up with just the thing:
This week's weather brings to mind the cliché Mark Twain quote, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Yes, dear readers, the fog has nestled in to every nook and cranny of our fair city, making us increasingly lethargic in the mornings as we're piling on layers instead of traipsing about town in a bright sundress. But there's no reason you can't still look seasonally appropriate while bundling up to face the fog, which brings us to our look of the week:
We've spent all week daydreaming about an exotic Riviera getaway, but then reality hit, and we realized St. Tropez is still just a fantasy. Lucky for us, we have an alternative to the sun-soaked Mediterranean right in our backyard: a day of sailing on the Bay. So take advantage of the warm weather this weekend and head to the Wharf for a leisurely day on the water. Even though no experience is necessary, you can still look like a sailing pro in this week's look:
With Bastille Day rounding the corner, it's time to say au revoir to freedom fries and Budweiser and bonjour to pomme frites and viognier. Stateside, this French holiday gives foodies and party-goers alike a delicious excuse to indulge at your favorite bistro while channeling your inner Brigitte Bardot. We've assembled a look to give you that very distinctive je ne sais quoi (eyeliner not included).
1. Fred Flare Inés Sunglasses, $11: These rounded shades look classic yet impossibly modern.
This week we were faced with a style dilemma that always leaves us a bit perplexed: how to pull off red, white and blue without looking like, well, a contestant in the Miss Liberty pageant. Don't get us wrong, we usually jump at any excuse to get a bit themed-out and the Fourth of July happens to be one of the best reasons to do so, but this year we decided to skip the star-spangled bikini and opt for something a bit more seaside chic. So without further ado, our look of the week:
It's official, Pride is in the air. Something about the combination of giant rainbow flags waving down Market Street and the warm summer air is bringing out the best of San Franciscan's wardrobes, which has us perpetually thinking about what on earth we're going to wear to the Pride festivities this weekend. After a bit of deliberation, we opted for an outfit that's a bit more discreet than gold sequins and feather boas, yet still exudes a carefree vibrance that is the nature of such an SF institution.
1. Free People Peacock Romper, $108: Show off your pride in this peacock-printed number that is just as practical as it is pretty.