We met Becca at our first San Francisco blogger happy hour event in September. She is a passionate, genuine and smart young woman and we are so excited to have her as our guest blogger this week! Want more Becca and this chic city look?
I am a born and raised Texan. The biggest city I’ve lived in is Dallas, and while it very much has a “city feel” to it, moving to San Francisco was a big change in all aspects of my life—from my career, to the daily nuances of where to shop for groceries, to my closet. Now that I walk to work, I’ve been trying to find the balance of comfort, class, and corporate. Lucky for me, I can wear jeans to work every day, but I know that’s not the case for everyone.
It can be difficult to stay true to your fashion identity while remaining within your work dress code, all while being comfortable for your commute, whether that is a one mile walk, a car ride, a bus trip or a stint on the subway. There are tons of ways to make all of the above work, and I’ve found that one of the best ways to do so, especially during the fall, is by layering and sporting wedged booties.
What I love most about this entire outfit is how versatile it is. All you need to do to either mix it up or make it a bit more corporate is change out the pants (a similar pair can be found at Banana Republic, as well as tons of chic business pants) and swap this flowy shirt for something a little more business-casual.
The major advantage of this “cape” (found at H&M) is that it is super warm but very lightweight, so on my walk to work I don’t feel hot, but when I’m cold in the office I can throw it back on and it’s almost as though I’m donning an incredibly fashionable blanket (because let’s be real—it’s always cold in the office).
Finally, the shoes. As I was shopping for some new fall booties, I instantly gravitated toward the usual—black, gray and brown. And then these beauties caught my eye, and I thought, why not? I’ve never owned a pair of navy shoes—sandals, heels, wedges, nothing. I have TONS of clothes to wear these with, but we get so comfortable with our go-to look that we forget that fashion is all about branching out, while of course staying true to who you are. Not only are these adorable, but they’re extremely comfortable, as well. I can walk all over San Francisco in these and not feel like I’m ready for a new pair of feet. That’s a win-win right there. I also love that they give me a little bit of height, which I desperately need at 5’3! You can find these Nine West booties at DSW in a variety of colors.
This look is stylish wherever you are throughout the workday—on your commute, rocking it at your desk, on a quick brain break outside the office, or at after work happy hour. Remember, fashion is all about mixing things up and trying out different looks, so if you’re eyeing something that is a bit outside your norm, go for it! There’s always the possibility of repurposing different pieces for various scenarios, and I bet you can work it in to your street style, as well.
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