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Friday, February 10, 2012

S.F. Street Fashion: Local Style Survives
New York Fashion Week

Posted By on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM


Unfortunately, this week in San Francisco fashion is a depressing one. Not because our citizens weren't looking fabulous as usual -- they always are -- but because this is the one week out of the year where some of us think it might be time to move to New York. Why? It's New York Fashion Week, of course. The biggest spectacle in American fashion kicked off Thursday, and although several shows are livestreamed this year in addition to the meticulous coverage they're bound to receive on every single fashion blog, it can't compare to being there. As you read this, you're missing Rebecca Minkoff and Tommy Hilfiger, two of the 328 shows scheduled this week.

Luckily, we have two things going for us. One, there are always plenty of writers who are ready to remind us of the fashion industry's dark side. My favorite cautionary tale this season is Cat Marnell's, which advises us to just sleep through the whole week. And two, not every fashionable gal in town is pining over Fashion Week like I am. Plenty of them still opted to get dressed up and go about their day as usual, which brings us to this week's outfits. Ethereal pinks and whites await you, so let's get started.

  • Kate Conger

This looks like the coziest outfit ever. Lately, I've been very focused on finding outfits that look comfortable and easy to wear. I'm turning into the stereotypical writerly type who doesn't sleep, so I'm always grouchy in the morning and just want to put on something effortless. However, my version of relaxed and warm is definitely not this chic. Just look at the combination of that thick, fluffy sweater and the fur hood. Don't you want to snuggle up in that blend of textiles and fall asleep? I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

  • Kate Conger

I'm pretty sure this lovely young lady in yellow isn't Elle Fanning, because no bodyguards tried to tackle me when I took a photo of her. But doesn't she look like the fashionable younger Miss Fanning? Her style is very similar, from her simple center-parted hair to her full skirt to her brogues. Also, the fact that they're both wearing pleated skirts and matching lipstick is really cute. At that age, my sister and I wouldn't be caught dead in the same room, let alone the same lipstick.

  • Kate Conger

This is the second week in a row that I've spotted accessory dogs on the street. What do you think about this, citizens? I know a lot of people are critical of those who tote dogs around like handbags, but it's better than locking your pup in your apartment all day, right? Whether or not you think dogs have a place in the fashion world, you've got to admit that her studded platforms do.

  • Kate Conger

This is easily my favorite look of the week. When I spot someone like this, whose outfit is so perfectly coordinated from head to toe, I wonder about that person's closets. Does she buy nothing but cream and navy-colored clothing, so that her outfits always match? For instance, take a look at her khaki watch. Maybe she has a million watches, all in different colors. I have one, which is black, and I'm certain no one has ever seen me wear it and thought, "Wow, her watch matches her clothes." It's details that create amazing style.

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