sf street style
Best friends Anna Wilson (left) and Annie Yu (right) were happy to step out in some post-rain daywear last weekend. I love seeing how different the styles of two best friends can be. Both students at Academy of Art University, Annie wore a trendy layered look with a killer turquoise statement necklace, while Anna's was much more free-spirited with tri-color hair and textured toe-nail polish.
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.
Meet the lovely Abigail Holtz, a product manager at Google who worked on Boutiques.com. I caught up with her outside The Grove in Hayes Valley, in this colorful print -- a refreshing print for the office, or a fun weekend day dress. Taking a closer look, Abigail had some fabulous accessories going on, too.
Name: Stacy Hamra
Works at: Tartine Bakery
Wearing: Dress, belt, cardigan, bag and shoes, all thrifted. Sunglasses from street vendor.
You couldn't live without: Thick black tights and my bang comb.
What are you most excited about wearing this summer? Silk dresses.
Style icon: My mom.
Your perfect Sunday: Wake up late, make a cup of coffee and take my dog, Bella, on a walk to the farmers market.
Name: Nellie Nguyen
Lives in: Duboce Triangle
Wearing: Vintage houndstooth jacket from the NO! store, leggings found in Chinatown, BCBG olive shorts, Horses Santa Fe Bag from Etsy, Tibetan scarf
You couldn't live without: My dog Lola.
Your wardrobe staples: I'm most comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt. I'm not sure whether it's because I'm getting older or lazier.
Style icon: Diane Keaton in the '70s.
What are you most excited to wear this spring (if we ever have one)? Sundresses!
Name: Joel Oropeza
Occupation: Student; Sells furniture at Therapy
Lives in: the Mission
One thing you can't live without: My railroad spike bracelet. I never take it off.
Your three wardrobe essentials: Black jeans, a beanie and leather shoes. Basically any shoes but sneakers.
Favorite place to shop in SF: Definitely Barneys for when I'm down to splurge on an item or just window shopping.
Name: Julia Lamont
Occupation: Sales Associate at Dema; waitress at Spork
Lives in: Nob Hill
Wearing: Forever 21 lace top, American Apparel dress, second-hand boots from Painted Bird, vintage necklaces and b.ella tights from Dema
What inspires your style? My friends, my laundry basket and the fickle SF weather.
One thing you can't live without: ChapStick.
What are you most excited to wear this spring? Bright florals. And bare legs! (I hope.)
With HipHop DanceFest bringing some of the most cutting-edge dance troupes in the world together this weekend in SF, it's safe to say that anyone remotely interested in dance (or dancers for that matter) should definitely be there. Even fashionistas whose dance experience is limited to watching Lady Gaga videos and Dancing with the Stars are sure to find fresh inspiration in the hip hop styles that will brighten the stage and crowds alike, which brings us to this week's look:
1. Adidas Deadstock 1988 Olympic Sapporo 72 Sweatshirt, $100: We're loving the vibrant hues and snow-capped details on this vintage find.
Name: Aimee Fountain
Occupation: Adjunct Professor of English
Spotted: 7x7 Best Of party at Ghirardelli Square, 8:23 p.m.
Wearing: Tracy M. top, Twenty8Twelve Jeans, vintage knit bolero, Zigi flats
Currently reading, watching, listening to: "Reading The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis (it's making me super neurotic), watching Arrested Development all the way through for the second time and listening to Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Italo Disco and a lot of '60s Top 40 hits."