As grateful as I am for Southern California’s beautiful 70 degree temperatures, the cozy knits and adorable leggings I see while online shopping have left me craving chillier weather. Luckily, my prayers have been answered with the Weekender right around the corner. This year we actually have a moment to breath and process that it is actually happening. Having it within the first few weeks of school last year left me scrambling for accommodations, rides and the perfect outfits. But, now that I am in midterm procrastination mode, I have had time to find some fall outfit inspiration.
For the Drive Up
Whether you are getting to San Francisco via plane, car or bus, comfort is key during travel. Take advantage of fall’s sweatpant trend. Also don’t forget to layer up. You never know if air conditioning on the plane will be on full blast, or if your friend’s car will resemble a sauna. Options are important.
For a day of adventuring around the city, keep it casual yet polished. A simple pair of jeans are the perfect match for a fun vest. Temperatures are going to feel like a crisp fall day, and this cozy vest is essential for dressing for mild fall temperatures. Throw on a pair of heeled booties to make your look more sophisticated. Just make sure they are comfortable as a lot of walking is going to be involved.
Nothing is more exciting than that first night out in the city. For this much needed break from house parties and fraternities, don’t be afraid to dress it up a little bit. This velvet romper is a sleek option. The long-sleeves adds contrast to the plunging neckline, and keeps your outfit from feeling like a stuffy holiday dress. If clubs are your move pair with big heels, but if bars are where you’ll be hanging out stick with heeled boots.
Get ready to experience tailgating in a completely new environment. Pull out your most obnoxious and warmest USC apparel to rep at this weekend’s rival, Cal. The bookstore is full of adorable sweatshirts and knit hats to pair with jeans. Also song girl skirts look surprisingly cute with tights and knee-high boots.
Now there is no way I could capture the endless possibilities for this night in a single write up. Some like to make Halloween a night of fantasy with crazy costumes, while some prefer to keep it low key. This year I’m gravitating toward a spooky black dress and some cliche cat ears. No matter what you decide, warmth for this night is key!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end, but not before you’ve brunched! San Francisco has some of the best brunch spots in the country so before heading home treat yourself to Sunday funday. Keep it trendy yet cozy by pairing a jean skirt with printed tights. Depending on the weather, add a tank top or turtleneck into the mix.