Well, I was supposed to make this trip in June, but then I got hit by a car. I'm finally taking off for my first ever visit to San Francisco tomorrow at the crack of dawn.
Complicating my packing: We're in the midst of a major heat wave, here in the Pacific Northwest. The idea that I might actually feel cold is a bit hard to imagine at this moment. But the forecast is for temps at least 10 degrees C lower than here (or 20 degrees F lower).
I'll be there for 6 days. Weather with highs in the low 20s (70s F) and lows in the high teens C. Sun and cloud. No rain.
My bag is carry on size for international but I am checking it anyway, and I feel like I am taking WAY TOO MUCH. But I'm likely to be making decisions on the fly and needing to carry weather appropriate and day-to-night outfits in my backpack, because we are staying off the beaten track and won't always get back to our place to change after a day of galleries and hikes, for dinner.
Activities: Hikes, galleries, restaurants, some shopping (maybe). General sightseeing, since I have never been to SF.
What I am thinking of taking (in Finds). A lot of it is about layering.
Note: the Vince "dress" is actually a blouse -- I had it shortened. It is nice with the Dries van Noten pants.
If weather is warm (ish), I have;
Dries van Noten cotton/ linen pants
Sleeveless/short sleeved tops
Silk blouses (for evening)
Paul Smith jacket (lightweight wool/ linen)
If the weather is cool (ish), I have:
Wide leg full length jeans
BR lightweight wool pants
Skirt (in a pinch -- if in Uber/ taxi)
Silk blouses (layered under knits/ jackets for eve)
Foil sweater (for evening)
Other toppers, with knits underneath
Footwear is all comfortable for walking at least short distances -- the slingbacks are not for actual hike, obviously, but evenings.
Some possible combos I tried this morning -- please excuse no makeup, messy hair, etc. These are decidedly not fully styled -- I didn't add belts, jewellery, or anything like that. Rushing to get ready!
The last two pics are my travel outfit -- wide legs, sneakers, sleeveless Sandwich top, Paul Smith jacket, scarf if needed.
If you can see anything I can cut out, let me know, and if you know what the weather is really going to feel like, let me know that, also!
Thanks for bearing with me here!