Five fall-fashion staples every San Franciscan needs
The days are still warm, but a certain crispness is already in the air. Before you go on your annual fall shopping spree, take stock of what’s trending in San Francisco.
The Boots: Fringe
Fringe is all over the runways, and these Freda Salvador ankle boots hit all the right notes--they are flat (read: hill-friendly) but have a pointed toe and subtle fringe to dress up the look. The best part? The fringe is removable, so it’s like you’re getting two pairs of boots for the price of one.
Freda Salvador fringe boots ($595)
The Bag: Bucket
Bucket bags are back, and local designer Theresa Lee has put her own spin on the ’90s trend with unique materials and patterns. The limited-edition Future Glory Co. x Pendleton bucket bag is handcrafted in the city with genuine Pendleton wool and top-grain leather from Napa’s Hide House. This bag is begging to go on a Tahoe ski trip.
The Pants: Leather
For a sophisticated look that?s edgy and not corporate, pair a fun top with leather leggings. If you want genuine lambskin, try well-fitting brands like Vince and Theory. If faux is more your budget or preference, Zara is on it.
The Scarf: Hand-Painted
In San Francisco, the scarf never goes out of style (and there?s no such thing as having too many). Local designer Naia Koobatian hand-paints rich pigments onto silk, wool and cashmere. The lily-pad cashmere-and-modal scarf from her line, A Curious Beast, is a work of art. It will also protect you from the whipping winter winds.
A Curious Beast lily-pad scarf ($175) at Tamarind at The Barlow, 180 Morris St., Sebastopol