Apartment hunting in San Francisco right now is serious stuff: there’s fierce competition among hopeful renters trying to grab the attention of perspective landlords. The good news? Looking polished can help – and doesn’t have to cost a month’s rent.
After many failed attempts at securing an apartment myself, I realized maybe the unkempt hair paired with an over-sized sweater and combat boots look didn’t exactly scream “reliable renter” to the landlords I tried impressing so many times.
The next time you’re out bumping elbows at another open house, try stylish locally-sourced pieces to make a spectacular and trustworthy first impression.
1. A vintage wool pencil skirt in a pleasant pattern anchors this sophisticated retro look. Skirt, $6.50, from shopheartsandanchors.
2. Catch attention when you turn in an application with this vintage green turquoise ring, $70, from LemonDropKnits.
3. Add some flair to any outfit with a tribal dog tag, $30, by Dear Mina.
4. Pair geometric knits with simple separates for an of-the-moment, yet laid-back look. Geo floral shrug, $370, by MICAELA GREG.
5. Bouncing from one open house to another is reason to ditch the heels and don comfortable flats, like these vintage woven brown leather shoes, $15, from rachfern.
6. Make sure to have a bag big enough for all the important documents you’ll be toting around. White cotton canvas doctors bag, $165, from Peasants & Travelers.
Photos courtesy of : Shopheartsandanchors, Lemondropknits, Dear Mina, MICAELA GREG, rachfern, and Peasants & Travelers.