Dressing and living in San Francisco can be a challenge. You not only have to worry about the unpredictable weather, but you also need to worry about traveling district to district. The main thing you need to keep on hand are layers, layers, and more layers.
Living a daily life in the city means you need to have outfits that will work with varying weather, BART, MUNI, bikes, as well as Uber and Lyft rides. Your outfit needs to be just as ready as you are, when working, relaxing, mingling, and exploring. San Francisco itself is a casual place, which makes it easy for versatile outfits.
The Mission district is known for its taquerias, thrift shops, music venues, and salons, with a mix of people between Latinos, artists, and young professionals. It is surrounded by SoMa, Lower Haight, The Castro, and Bernal Heights. Having outfits that are easily traded between your work day and an afternoon at Dolores Park is ideal. 16th Street, 24th Street, and Valencia Street are where you’ll find everything you need in the Mission, from coffee shops to funky thrift stores.
South of Market, or SoMa, is a wide area from 11th street, to the Embarcadero, all the way to Market and Townsend. SoMa holds art lofts, a popping night life, small-time company offices, gardens, parks, museums, and trendy lunch spots (as well as AT&T Park). Walking down the street, you may see several rundown warehouses — but they’ve been converted into lofts, coffee stops, pubs, and galleries. When you’re in SoMa, you are definitely not alone.
The Richmond gives you everything you want in a beach town, but with the feel of a city. Often underrated, the Richmond holds restaurants and bars in a low-key neighborhood. The district sits in the northwest corner of San Francisco, which comes with foggy and pretty unpredictable weather. Taking a stroll on Clement Street will satisfy all your needs in this cozy little district.
Check out the layered looks photographed above and below for some San Francisco outfit inspiration.