May 29, 2015

Summer Style: Vintage Rocker Chic

Who says a delicate lace top will clash with a pair of grungy hot pink daisy dukes? Embrace your inner local style-loving fashion rebel this season by breaking all the rules.

Mix a pair of 50’s inspired cat-eye sunglasses with a modern body chain or embroidered flats with a laser cut top. While the following pieces from local labels embrace a laid back, warm weather vibe, they can all be styled to suit the temperamental San Francisco climate, making summer style possible despite the rain, wind and fog.

1.) Cat-eye tortoise shell sunglasses, MayFourteenth

2.) Hot pink, custom made shorts, Young Bones

3.) Ivory lace top, Anarchy Street

4.) Vegan-friendly, floral embroidered flats, Campbell x Convert

5.) Body jewelry, Litter SF

6.) Graphic tee, Bandit Brand

7.) Hot pink, laser-cut out top, Nasty Gal

Images courtesy of MayFourteenth, Young Bones, Anarchy Street, Convert Shoes, Litter Jewelry, Bandit Brand and Nasty Gal.

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Silk It: Amy Milbrandt Summer Blouses Collection

There’s nothing fussy about the simple silhouettes and clean lines of the just-launched summer 2011 blouses collection from FIDM alum Amy Milbrandt, and that’s exactly the point. Currently learning couture techniques under the studied hand of Colleen Quen, Milbrandt calls the look of her latest pieces “luxurious minimalism.”

In creating her 100 percent silk blouses ($112-$138), Milbrandt drew inspiration from the femininity of French designer Jeanne Lanvin’s work from the 1920′s and 1930′s and wanted to mix hints of that aesthetic with her own edgy take on simple shapes. The resulting tops and tanks in black, grey and vivid coral, red and blue are meant to work as easily with weekend denim as they are with office-appropriate skirts and trousers.

You’ll find the collection available as of this week on Milbrandt’s online shop. Skirts are made using limited edition fabrics and are available by special order.

Below, more photos from this local line.

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Photography courtesy of Chase Milbrandt

Sunny Side Up: 7 Pieces for Summer in San Francisco

Despite what many will tell you, summer is an excellent time to be in San Francisco. While the rest of the country is sweltering, we’re taking in lazy hangouts at Dolores Park, the occasional warm and sunny days on Baker Beach and bike rides through the Headlands. What else can you ask for? No matter how you choose to spend your summer days, we’ve got a few items to make this enchanting time of the year ultra stylish. Ready? Lets go.

Every item you see above is hails from a local source. A) You Rebel Lite SPF 15 tinted moisturizer, Benefit, $30 B) Fedora by Goorin Brothers, $50 C) oversized tote bag by Sally Spicer, $80 D) Flora sunglasses by Mayfourteenth, $220 E) Bikini by Magdalena Trever, $155 F) Mommo heels by Form & Fauna G) Lily floral dress by McGinn, $249, available at Bell Jar.