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What to Wear in San Francisco

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What to Wear in San Francisco

This gorgeous fall weather’s got us thinking… it’s the perfect time to visit San Francisco! 

Whether you’re taking a West Coast road trip or visiting a friend, the fall will make you fall in love with NorCal. Of course, San Francisco is worth a visit in the spring or summer, too — but we digress.

If you need ideas for what to wear in San Francisco, read on. We share our top style tips to pass for a Bay Area local.


Girl Traveling in San Francisco

Street-wear is the vibe

San Francisco is a super-urban, ultra-trendy city where street-wear is always in — whatever that means to you. From hippie vibes and vintage threads to sleek modern and casual chic, you’ll see all styles on display here. 

If you’re looking for some go-tos, you can’t go wrong with nice jeans and a blouse or turtleneck. Belted outfits are popular, too. You’ll see them on high-waisted skirts, fashion shorts, and paperbag pants.

Everybody loves a jacket

No matter what time of year you’re visiting, jackets are a must in San Francisco. Cooler months call for a longer trench or a moto jacket, while you can get by with a cardigan in the warm months. 

Whatever you do, always pack a rain jacket. You’ll appreciate the extra layer, especially if it starts to rain! Plus, you can stash it in your bag when you’re not using it.


Girl Traveling in San Francisco

Kick it in boots or sneakers

Boots and fashion sneakers rule the streets of San Francisco. Fashion sneakers are cute for days of casual touristing and shopping around the city. For nights out on the town and restaurant hopping (SF is a foodie’s paradise), we love boots. 

We do recommend leaving your open-toed shoes at home. It’s too cool outside for your toes to stay warm, and you don’t want to worry about your feet getting dirty on the BART or Muni. 

Accessorize for style

We’ve talked a lot about how cool it gets in San Francisco, but the sun does love to peek out every now and then. When it does, you’ll want to be prepared. Pack a pair of sunglasses and a hat. They’ll look posh and block out those UV rays — it’s a win-win!

As for your other accessories, keep it simple. A small pendant necklace or a bangle bracelet can go a long way.

Bring a bag (or two) 

Now, where are you going to store everything? We’re talking your jacket, sunglasses, wallet, phone, lipstick, and all the essentials. Your bag, of course. 

If you’ll be spending the day walking around, go with a roomy boho bag or an adorable mini backpack. For evenings out, bring a clutch or cross-body bag.

Personally, we love The Wanderer, our vegan leather travel jewelry folio, for nights out. With a 5x7-inch profile, it’s large enough to hold your cards, phone, and your jewelry. Available in three colors, there’s one to suit every style.

There you have it: our best style tips for San Francisco. You’re officially ready to leave your heart in San Francisco.

Looking for more San Francisco outfit ideas? Check out our Pinterest board!

Roam often, stay stylish.

Girls Traveling in San Francisco

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Roam Often was founded by female travelers who decided to make products that make traveling easier while keeping you feeling confident and fashionable on-the-go. Here you'll find travel jewelry cases, travel scarves, hair tie bangles, and other travel accessories. We also feature various travel, fashion, and jewelry tips on our blog. Roam often, stay stylish!


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