The San Francisco lifestyle often means adhering to a flexible dress code. While the weather is fairly consistent year round, we've been known to do yoga during our lunch breaks, ride our bikes to happy hour, and hit numerous networking events after work. Hence a new class of designers whose workwear ideas are meant to take you from your desk to dinner in no time.
Shannon Snow’s extensive experience working in the tech industry makes her an ideal person to design a line of dresses for the Silicon Valley woman. After working for Google for ten years, Shannon saw a need for attire that combines professional wear with style and comfort. Snow's collection of dresses are perfect for every event from the boardroom to happy hour, combining athletic comfort with tech-friendly attributes such as a pocket for your cell phone and a loop for your name badge. // Shop Shannon Snow online at shannonsnow.com
San Francisco ladies may not need an abundance of swimsuits or a large collection of summer dresses, but almost every day of the year calls for a jacket of some sort, and if you are a petite woman it can be especially difficult to find a coat that doesn't swallow you whole. Bring in Jean Kaori, who has dedicated her new line of outerwear to the more diminutive sect, offering a variety of styles from a fully lined luxurious wool cape to a more casual, curvy moto jacket. Each piece is made-to-measure to ensure the best fit, created with the finest fabrics Jean handpicks herself, and made in the Bay Area. // Find your next statement coat online at jeankaori.com
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If you've ever felt a pair of McMacular menswear pants, you can understand why their customers describe them as “devastatingly comfortable.” Featuring smooth sateen woven cotton on the outside and supple Mulberry silk on the inside, creators Taylor Dinges and Casey Davis wanted to design a pant that felt like sweatpants but were acceptable for the boardroom. And don’t worry ladies, styles for women are in the works. // Shop McMacular online at mcmacular.com
Ever get tired of lugging your workout clothes to work? Enter Jomper, a jumpsuit that you can wear to work and the gym. Made from moisture-wicking and odor-repellent fabric, Jomper allows you to attend a yoga class on your lunch hour then head straight back to work without changing and no one will be the wiser. Wear it with some kicks and a jean jacket on the weekend or pair it with a blazer and heels for a more sophisticated appearance. Plus, the company is testing magnetic snaps for quicker bathroom visits. // Pre-order your Jomper at jomper.co