May 29, 2015

Music Festival Fashion: Outside Lands

Music lovers from near and far gathered last weekend in Golden Gate Park for the highly anticipated 5th Annual Outside Lands Music Festival. Sure, people may call it “San Fran’s Coachella,” but let’s be ultra clear about one thing: we’ll win the fog contest every time. But onto the fashion. While some donned the usual festival look of cut-off shorts and crop tops, most of the crowd went the cozier – and more comfortable – approach. From sweaters and feathers to maxis and flannel, Outside Lands was all about layers, casual rock chic and cool elegance. We have the photos to prove it.

Check out the festival fashion we snapped below:


Photography by Ilana Winter.

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SF Street Style: Svetlana I.

Snapped in front of Creperie St. Germaine in SoMa: Svetlana Istrati. As she strolled through SoMa, Svetlana’s urban and playful ensemble exuded a casual chic. She answered some of our questions here.

Three words to describe your style:  Eclectic casual elegance.

Favorite thing about SF:  San Francisco’s scenic outdoors.

One thing in your closet you can’t live without: shirt dresses.

Style icon: Audrey Hepburn and Angelina Jolie.

Thanks, Svetlana!

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Photo by Ilana Winter

San Francisco Street Style: Kelsey R.

Snapped at Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park: Kelsey Rugani. While at the 2012 Oyster Festival, Kelsey’s colorful, casual look stood out amid the sea of sandals and tee shirts. She answered some of our questions here.

Three words to describe your style: Fun, evolving, put-together.
Favorite thing about SF:  My Nonni (grandmother) used to live here. In fact, I sometimes go to a church in North Beach that she was married in because it reminds me of her.
One thing in your closet you can’t live without: Mary Janes.
Style icon: Right now: Emma Stone. Always and Forever: Audrey Hepburn.
Thanks, Kelsey!
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Photo by Ilana Winter

SF Street Style: Weekend Snaps

How lucky are we? Back-to-back weekends of 70-degree weather means we’re all back out on the streets. The hunt for stylish San Franciscans on days like these is an easy one. Stationed outside and enjoying a coffee in North Beach, I watched the style parade as girls marched down Columbus Ave. Keep reading for a few outfits I snapped.

Bianca Martinez wears Forever 21 floral shirt, American Apparel skirt, Madewell sandals, Louis Vuitton purse, Chloe sunglasses, H&M flower.

What are you doing on this sunny day? Going to hang in Dolores Park and enjoy good vibes after we finish our brunch at Don Pistos.

Grecia Garcia wears a Zara dress, vintage denim shirt she found in Monterey, Target shoes, Louis Vuitton purse.

What is your ideal sunny day in the city? I like to run along Mission Beach. I’d probably go shopping after on Haight Street and finish with bottomless Mimosas.

Sara Iravani wears a cut up American Apparel T-shirt, Bec & Bridge shorts, Dolce Vita sandals, Kenzo purse, H&M silver choker and Illesteva sunglasses.

So how did you spend your day in the city? Tracking down fashionable girls to take their photos…and on my way to finally see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the de Young Museum with my fashion cookie friends. We’ll be getting a pitcher of sangria at Cha Cha Cha afterwards. Perfect Saturday in the city.

Photography by Sara Iravani 

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SF Street Style: Dip-Dyes, Brights & Prints

Spring and early summer trends generally consist of floral, prints and bright colors being expunged from the back of our closets after the dreary days of winter. This season we’ve seen an explosion of pastels, a nostalgic return of Hawaiian prints and gradient dressing (i.e. wearing two different color blues in one outfit, or dip-dyed denims), to name a few. We spotted several San Franciscans strutting around town in this season’s brights, dip-dyes and prints:

Christina Pacelli wears an American Apparel bodysuit (underneath) & sheer black top, Rachel Roy shirt, Urban Outfitters shoes, and Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.

Spring Trend: Christina looks stunning in a 1920′s-inspired look. A drop waist skirt or pleating hint at the roaring era, and Christina’s skirt has both. A bright bag and lots of texture balance out the black.

Brad Thornton wears Old Navy polo shirt, Marni for H&M shorts, Polo by Ralph Lauren watch, sunglasses he picked up at a souvenir shop and L.A.M.B. shoes.

Spring Trend: Brad is busy coloring blocking in Golden Gate park. This stylish guy caught our eye with his bright yellow shorts.

Ines Almeida Alves wears Zara T-shirt, Forever 21 shorts, Zara boots, Mulberry satchel and Bimba & Lola sunglasses.

Spring Trend: Gradient dressing. Ines’s ultra-casual look includes two different hues of pink and shorts that incorporate a timeless San Francisco classic – tie dye.

Photography by Sara Iravani