While most stray to gray sweaters during the cold months, Aimee Song prefers to turn the notch way up in leopard prints and slashed jeans. The San Francisco style blogger behind Song of Style has a penchant for adding a hardcore twist to her look and we love how she made it appropriate for Wintertime dressing.
If the thought of Black Friday shopping scares the bejesus out of you, there's good news. Signpost, the local community-powered deal site, just announced the launch of its free iPhone app. An extension of its member-driven site (which launched earlier this year), this new app will clue you in while you're out—whether it’s a steep clothing discount from your favorite boutique or a dinner special from a trendy local restaurant that would make for the perfect post-shopping date.
We always hit up La Boutique when we're in the mood for a unique fashion confection, but tomorrow gives us an even better reason to stop by. First Lady of San Francisco, Jennifer Siebel Newsom and funny girl Margaret Cho will be there to celebrate Jennifer's documentary, Miss Representation, and it's not just any party.
Designers like Burberry and Phillip Lim showed off copious amounts of shearling for Fall and like a self-proclaimed fashion fiend, I was to ready to commit myself — and my wallet — to a magnificent shearling collared jacket by Helmut Lang, seen above. However, right before the salesperson swiped my card, the BFF stepped in and asked me, "Do you really want to get that jacket? It never gets that cold here". Hmm . . . she brought up a good point. So now I pose the question, do SF and shearling really go together?
We couldn't agree more with Leslie Yang's Fall shopping motto, "stay warm and buy local". Yang, owner of the eco-friendly SF-based jewelry line Feisty Elle, creates an artsy array of super lightweight jewels comprised of bamboo and virgin merino wool. Such a creative genius requires an awesome Fall wardrobe, so we asked Yang for the scoop on her five Fall must-haves. Ready to shop?
Local jewelry line 1228, designed by Nico Lopez, has garnered massive accolades - Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan and Adam Lambert have all been spotted wearing pieces - for its femme-meets-punky aesthetic since its inception in 2007. And while we wish we could own everything from the latest collection, we're willing to settle with a cult fave, Lopez's 24 karat gold tooth necklace. Daring and decadent? Yes, please.
Old school has never looked better thanks to The Brooklyn Circus. The Fillmore storefront, owned by Gabriel Garcia, is the epitome of cool supplying our preppy gents with a healthy dose of throwback flavor. And with the resurgence of vintage-inspired baseball and varsity jackets on full throttle this fall, the BKC is the place to be.
Let's face it: our city doesn't really have a true Summer. Instead, we endure a predominantly foggy June to August and look forward to a warm Fall. Dressing for an Indian Summer can be tricky — don't you hate it when a cold front sneaks up on you when you least expect it? — so we asked SF style experts, Jenny Chung from Acrimony and Cathy Chow from Azalea, to let us in on their early Fall essentials. Their top picks, and why they chose them, below.
Our favorite tees usually come from a current, or even ex-boyfriend. And while we may feel a little guilty for stealing their comfy shirts – especially from the latter – we know they can always hit up Marine Layer for a quick refill. The SF-born sustainable t-shirt and hoodies brand, founded by Mike Natenshon and Adam Lynch, will be opening the doors of its new boutique today located in the Marina District.