What to wear in Summer in San Francisco

Happy Fashion Friday Everyone! Somebody once said ‘The coldest weather that I’ve ever experienced is Summer in San Francisco’. I don’t know who said it exactly but she or he was damn right! This is my first Summer here and I share the same sentiment. But Summer is my favorite time of the year and I’m not going to let Karl, the fog 😜 spoil it! Check out some essentials that you need to make sure you enjoy the Summer in San Francisco.

DSC06165Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is an all year round staple in San Francisco. But it’s especially important in Summer because it looks great layered with a dress and provides you some warmth without being too bulky.


Nordstrom Rack Denim lace-up Jacket

Betsey Johnson Pink Polkadot Dress

Who What Wear for Target Red Kitten Heel Mules

Amazon Ray Ban dupe Sunglasses


Vibrant Lightweight Sweater

The key to dressing in San Francisco is layers. There are micro-climates in the city and you can’t be sure if the weather is going to be the same in all parts of the city (trust me its true! I learned it the hard way). So if you are going to be out and about you need to make sure you are prepared to shed or add layers as required. So a lightweight sweater in a fun pop of color like this one is yellow is perfect to wear. It adds a Summer color to your look but still protects you from the cold.


H&M Yellow Sweater

Target Denim Skirt

Calvin Klein White booties – Sold Out. Similar from Misguided

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Jogger Pants

Jogger pants may come as a surprise to you. But I think they are a super stylish alternative to jeans. And have a more relaxed, loose and breezy feel which is what comes to mind when you think of Summer. Again they protect you from the cold and the wind but still add Summer vibes to your look.


Nordstrom Black Jogger Pants

Target Lavender Loose Tank

Adidas White Sneakers

Nordstrom Rack Denim lace-up Jacket

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Maxi Dress

When you think of Summer the first thing that comes to mind is sundresses. Well, it may be a little chilly for sundresses but that shouldn’t stop you from wearing dresses completely. For the San Francisco Summer, opt for a flowy maxi dress. They provide you the coverage for the cold and still make you feel like you dressed for the season.


Target Yellow Floral Maxi Dress – Sold Out. Similar here


My two favorite accessories for San Francisco Summer are white booties and a hat. Both add Summer vibes to my look while still helping me stay warm.

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Calvin Klein White booties – Sold Out. Similar from Misguided

H&M Burgundy Hat – old. Similar here

Who What Wear for Taget Polka dot Blouse

Target Sheer Skirt – Sold Out. Similar here

H&M Faux Suede Moto Jacket – old. Similar here

Just to recap the San Francisco Summer essentials, they are:

  • Denim Jacket
  • Lightweight Sweater
  • Jogger Pants
  • Maxi Dress
  • White Booties and Hat

What are your Summer essentials? Do let me know!


San Francisco, CA, USA

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