San Francisco Style Tips

Fashion and style tips for real people who want to add a bit of affordable glamour to every day life

High Contrast


Look how chic a weekend look can be! This outfit can take you anywhere let’s see why. For starters the high contrast of black and white is clean and flattering on everyone, period. If you are not model thin, and who is, do not wear skinny white pants, choose a straight line to balance the hip. The high heeled shoes add a sophistication to an otherwise casual look but flats would be just as chic.

Mix It Up

At first glance you may not think that this outfit works because there is so much going on but let’s break it down. Wearing two different plaids actually works here because they are both linear and the colors are in the same family. Notice, smaller plaid on top, larger plaid on the bottom and take a look at those shoes! This is a high energy look- try it!

Conservative With a Kick

Sick of wearing ordinary, blah clothes but still need to look conservative? Add a fun top! This is a slimming look because of the blue stripe that narrows the torso and black suede boots which elongate the leg. This outfit is so easy to replicate at thrift or consignment and will last forever as a go-to look for the office or dinner.  

Moto Boots

What makes this interesting, aside from the checkered skirt is the length of it with the classic moto boots which makes this appropriate for an older demographic. So if you’ve always wanted to rock the moto look but couldn’t quite pull off the short shirt, this is a sophisticated way to do it. Notice the colorful bag that breaks up all that white, black and grey.


Want to look instantly taller and thinner? This outfit is all you need to appear as though you’ve dropped 10 pounds. Make sure to stick with black pants that hang straight and pointed toe shoes which will elongate the leg. 

Classic Blue Shirt

Everyone needs this shirt in their wardrobe. The classic color looks great on every complexion and it can be worn with a t-shirt underneath and open as just one example of how versatile this piece is in any wardrobe. These shirts are everywhere so no need to spend a lot but if you want to it is money well spent because this shirt will never go out of style! 

Long White Shirt

The weather is starting to heat up and layers are coming off. This is an easy yet clean look suitable for everyone. Any thrift store has men’s white shirts, choose one that fits you in the shoulders then, off with the sleeves!Due to the length you can choose a fun legging so break out of your comfort zone. Notice the wide straps on the sandals, this balances the look and keeps everything in proportion.

Sheer Dress

Ever see those very sheer, vintage dresses and think, how could I ever wear that? Well, here’s how. Layering will get you the coverage you want and in fact, make this outfit a bit edgy. Belt an oversize men’s jacket over a short, clinging dress and add booties and socks. This outfit is as on trend as it gets. 

Hot Pink and Red All Over

Sick of wearing white, black and grey? Me too! Here’s how to break out of the blahs, pair red with a hot pink blouse. Yes, they work together and color makes everyone feel better! Look for these tones in clothes at thrift and be the splash of color on the usual drab landscape. Dare to stand out and be noticed!

Blue Stripes

This look is slimming for everyone. The vertical stripes and nipped waist create a long, lean look and the blue shirt is also very forgiving. Notice that the pants are not leggings so, again, forgiving to any body hang ups you have. Note: If you have short legs make sure that the pants go to the ankle, otherwise your legs will look shorter! Finish off with the coolest booties you can find and enjoy your weekend!