You may have heard the old adage, “If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco, always dress in layers.”
Some good advice right there, because despite being only 47 square miles, S.F. weather can vary wildly from one neighborhood to the next. One minute, you’re sunning yourself at a sidewalk cafe in the Mission District (here’s a city map); the next, you’re freezing your booty off by the beach in the Richmond (my old stomping grounds!).
Better to be safe than sorry.
Enter layers! — pieces of clothing you can quickly peel on/off.
Before driving into the city yesterday, I set aside a few of my favorite things to layer…
My crunchy outer shell (LOL!) consisted of this zippered faux-leather jacket I found at Nordstrom a couple seasons ago… I think the rich chocolate color goes well with black and gray clothes.
Under the jacket, because the city can get pretty cold, and because I also wanted to be able to cover my head if it started raining (which it did), I wore this zippered hoodie by Zella.
(SIDE NOTE: Zella is a line of fitness clothing kinda like a less expensive version of Lululemon. I’ve been finding their stuff at Nordstrom.)
With this piece, I like that if I get too warm in it, I can unzip the sleeves and convert it to a vest.
That wasn’t necessary yesterday, but I like having the option. I bet it’ll be nice when it’s warmer in the spring and summer.
Since I wasn’t sure how long I would be out, I wanted to be comfortable, so I opted for a stretchy top, leggings and boots…
The top I’m wearing here is actually a dress I found on sale in the juniors department at Nordstrom Rack for $10! It’s kind of short for me to wear as a straight-up dress, but I think the leggings and boots sort of turn it into a tunic — one of my favorite fashion tricks.
A breakdown of the outfit…
- Leggings — Hue (Macy’s)
- Top — Rubbish (I’m not sure if it’s still available, but you might be able to find something similar at Nordstrom Rack)
- Shoes — Fergie (I spotted the black version of these boots at DSW a few weeks ago)
- Hoodie — Zella (Check Nordstrom for availability)
- Jacket — Ashley B (from fall 2010, I believe)
How about your outfit today? Did you go for cute, comfy or a little bit of both?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,