There were so many great casual looks at Off The Grid Ft. Mason, that it was hard to shoot just one person. In fact, I ended up finding a very stylish Madrid-turned-SF trio: Silvia, a Language Specialist at eBay, looking cute in her blue and yellow; little Leah, 18-months-old, with fantastic hair; Markus, head of SEO at Yahoo!, talk about a swoony dad.
SF Street Style: A Thrifted Leather Jacket, Killer Light Blue Balenciaga Bag + Summer Cut-out Oxfords at Off The Grid
Here's Linna Trinh, looking fabulous at Off The Grid, Fort Mason. Bay Area summer's are all about layering, and this look hits all the right lengths. Linna's ultra-cool, cream leather jacket has such a great cut, and a nice, relaxed fit. I couldn't believe she found it at a thrift store -- talk about a major score! It just goes to show, you can mix designer pieces (check out Linna's Balenciaga bag below) with thrift store finds, to make a composed, down-to-Earth look.
I spotted Severine Arend, a photographer, who lives in North Beach, sitting pretty in Union Square. I wouldn't say her outfit is earth-shattering, but her brooch did catch my eye. This photo is more about the enitre scene though--it was strange not seeing anyone moving up and down the stairs, and Severine was just sitting there--quiet and lovely.
The key to rocking the runway look on the street has always been to mix and match designer pieces with everyday staples. Edric Chew, a 29-year-old registered nurse, does just that by mixing Louis Vuitton with Urban Outfitters, for a night on the town in Union Square.
Chew likes to have fun with fashion, and is known for his flashy signature style. His outfit above shows how to polish off a low-key look by investing in strong designer accessories. In fact, his ultra-luxe shoes were the first thing to catch our eye. With designer wardrobes, it's all about building. For both guys and girls, a solid pair of designer shoes definitely build a foundation, and will last a lifetime.
The window displays around Union Square are all a flutter with fancy tutus and pretty pink pointe shoes, circling buzz for the SF Ballet's 2011 Season, opening with Giselle this Saturday evening.
The ballet is a classic place to see and be seen in SF. With that in mind, we're channeling our inner Gisele, and thinking long, lean and elegant.
Say what you will about the overpriced hipster haven (that you still secretly scour for the latest trends), but Urban Outfitters on Powell is now stocked with real, bonafide designer vintage for a limited time and well, it's surprisingly good.
Head upstairs to find hand-picked racks of ladylike frilled blouses, pretty warm-weather dresses, a colorful array of skinny leather belts, perfectly worn-in shoes and more from the likes of Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Pendleton and Ferragamo. The best part? The prices are comparable, if not slightly cheaper, that the vintage-inspired wares that fill the rest of the store.
All in all, it's definitely worth checking out if you don't feel like heading to the Haight or Mission for your secondhand fix.
Wait until that deal come round...
Sale-away, sale-away, sale-away....
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.
Good reads from our feeds...
The Cut reports on what Michelle Obama wore yesterday at a volunteering conference in San Francisco. Hint: it was Rachel Roy.
Get a glimpse of the weird world of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland via Fashionista.
Style.com gives us the scoop on new Swarovski gems that leave your wallet intact.