Easy breezy summer dressing in San Francisco can be an exercise in layers, but sometimes packing everything into a cross-body bag is not ideal. So, when I found this striped shirt at J.Crew I knew I had met my SF summer soul mate.
Choose Functional Fabrics That Match The Climate
There is nothing like shopping in San Francisco during the summer to bring on that summertime sadness. Flowy dresses, gauzy blouses and cute shorts line shop windows reminding us that summer is a season happening in cities across the country and outside our zip codes. How do you shop successfully? Start with the fabric weight! Look for items in heavier weights, blended with synthetics or merino wool to keep you comfortable. This top from J.Crew is a thicker weight cotton (think sweatshirt w/o the softness) that can stand up to wind and fog.
A Winning Look Transitions
Aside from the fabrication and happy yellow stripes, the silhouette of this shirt makes it easy for summer. The bow cuffs can be pushed up and the off the shoulder neckline can be worn above the shoulders if temperatures dip. I chose to pair the top with a high waisted denim from Madewell that would keep me covered regardless of how I wore the top. Add a pair of espadrilles and you are comfortable for whatever summer weather SF throws your way.
Outfit Details: J.Crew Striped long-sleeve off-the-shoulder top On sale $39.99 (reg.$78), Madewell Denim $129, Lace Up Espadrilles (similar bargain, similar investment), Skagen Watch, Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses (similar)