May 28, 2015

How to Rock Local Gear at Outside Lands

What to Wear to Oustide Lands

San Francisco’s music event of the summer is here: Outside Lands is bringing awesome bands, performers and local food vendors to Golden Gate Park this weekend. Why not show off the best the city has to offer with a killer outfit built from locally-designed pieces?

Ladies, try staying warm in a cozy Micaela Greg sweater. Let your jewelry be fun and functional with a map necklace to keep you from getting lost and a watch to make sure you see your favorite sets on time. Gentlemen, take in the tunes in mocs from Taylor Stitch and keep the fog at bay with a jacket from local denim maker Tellason.

Check our list below to find the goods pictured above. Need something else for San Francisco’s (colder and foggier) version of Coachella? Head to BeGood Clothing, who’ll be hosting an Outside Lands sale on all the new shop’s festival-worthy gear.

Pictured above, from left the right:

San Francisco Map necklace, $24.

Micaela Greg Diamond Lace sweater, $308.

501 Original Fit Levi’s jeans, $78.

Taylor Stitch Red Patterned Chambray shirt, $125.

Convert + Jeffery Campbell Montauk sandal, $110.

Paolo Brown Buckle Ankle boots, $259.

Camilla Olson Silk-Chiffon Marigold scarf, $140.

Amour Vert Maxine Grey Stripes maxi dress, $114.

Ladies Steampunk Watch with Clockworks, $150.

Sarah Tejada Godfried bag, $176.

4sight unisex sunglasses, $49.

Young Love Outfitters Live Loud tote, $15.

Tellason Coverall jacket, $220.

Taylor Stitch Grey & Black California Bear Ballcap, $45.

Taylor Stitch Summer Linen Plaid shirt, $125.

Tellason Ankara Straight Leg jean, $198.

Green Chromexel Camp Moc (at Taylor Stitch), $230.

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The Do List: San Francisco Fashion Events Nov. 7-13

Among the San Francisco fashion events to look forward to this week are a sold-out fashion and tech event we love, a Hayes Valley hair fest, a Cow Hollow boutique’s art-laden fiesta and local designers we covet on display at a local salon. Intrigued? You’ll find the details on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

  • Things get kickin’ on Thursday with SF Fashion + Tech: How Technology is Changing the Face of Fashion. Yup, the rumors are true. This event is completely sold out and has been for weeks. But you can score a free ticket by keeping your peepers peeled on SF Indie Fashion this week. We’ll be giving away one free pass. Don’t miss it.
  • On Friday, get twisted during the Oxenrose Happy Hour Braid Bar. Along with having a good ‘ole time, you’ll learn how to fashion your locks in more ways than one.
  • Come Saturday, do it up at RGB Gallery’s Before it was Sewn show featuring local designers and artists such as Zoe Hong, Faithy Leong, Briana Kranz and NYC’s Deborah Atalig. Score 10 percent off purchases during the evening event. Art, music and live modeling are part of the mix.
  • Last but not least, indulge in the latest from local designers on Sunday during a trunk show at Bijoux salon featuring Micaela Greg, Big Things, Serial Cultura, Papaver Very and makeup by Heather Cabrera.

You can find details on all of these events and more happening this week on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar.

San Francisco Style: Our “Get That Apartment” Look

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.





Snap Judgment: Micaela Greg Twisted Tank

Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the versatile and figure-flattering Twisted Tank in Merino wool, currently on sale for $160 (reg. $250), by Micaela Greg, a San Francisco-based knitwear label that we admire for being both sophisticated and appealingly edgy at the same time.

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Serial Cultura Group Show at Silverman Gallery


A trunk show featuring local designers always catches our eye, but one featuring labels who show only a few times a year turns us into serious gawkers. Hence our laser-like focus on this Thursday’s trunk show at Silverman Gallery. Organized by Serial Cultura’s Jennings, the show features the wonderfully graphic work of Micaela Greg, jewelry by Austin-based Crumley, new works by Stars + Ravens and, of course, Jennings’ own work.

Along with discounts on merch, reason enough to stop by awaits in a limited edition capsule collection from Stars + Ravens designer Sarah Borusso. We hear the small collection of one-of-a-kind dresses grew out of her experiments with a single dress and its transformation over time. Click the flyer for more on the participating designers.

Want more trunk action? Check out upcoming San Francisco fashion events on the SF Indie Fashion Calendar….