San Francisco weather is unlike any weather I’ve ever experienced before.
I’ve lived in:
- New York – Humid Summers, Cold Snowy Winters.
- Southern California – Pleasant, Sunny.
- Las Vegas – Hot, Dry Summers, Surprisingly Chilly Winters.
- The Peninsula (SF Bay Area) – Warm Summers, Mild Winters.
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What to Wear in San Francisco
The weather is very confusing here. Spring and Fall are absolutely beautiful, but the temperature and how it feels outside can fluctuate a lot from morning to afternoon to night. The weather here in San Francisco demands that you layer. It may be foggy and freezing in the morning, but warm and sunny in the afternoon. Then, chilly again as the sun sets.
That’s why when I’m going out for the day, I know exactly what to wear in San Francisco. I put on a t-shirt, I grab a light sweater and a scarf, then I top my look off with a light faux-leather jacket. I normally put on a pair of jeans or comfortable pants and sneakers. The hills can be difficult to climb here so walkable footwear is a MUST.
Layer, Layer, Layer
Layering always pays off. As the afternoon warms up, I tend to remove my jacket. It may not get warm enough to justify taking my sweater off, but my t-shirt is there just in case I need it. It’s always best to be prepared when selecting your ensemble in San Francisco.
To carry things throughout the day, especially if you’re shopping, bring a tote. I love my Clinique tote. I received it from Clinique’s most recent gift with purchase. It is a high-quality tote, much better than free totes brands usually hand out. It’s durable, colorful, and very practical. Since shopping bags will cost you an extra $0.10 here, it’s best to have something reusable on hand.
Overall, comfort is key. Looking effortless is a bonus. Being prepared for the fluctuating temperatures will keep you comfortable and show everyone that you know how to look chic in San Francisco. Now, go ahead and enjoy San Francisco like the savvy dresser that I know you are!
How is the weather where you live? Do you have tips about what to wear in San Francisco?
Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!