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Tourist Style // What I Wore in SF

I have a love-hate relationship with packing. On the one hand, I love making lists and styling outfits. On the other hand, I typically just want to stuff all of my favorite pieces in a bag and figure it out when I get to my destination.

While I prefer to get dressed based on my mood that day, that isn’t always the best choice for weekend getaways. San Fran was actually the fifth big city we visited in 2014, and these trips have taught me how to be better prepared and not so stressed about packing. In fact, I packed the morning we departed and still loved the outfits I selected for each day!

For this trip, my outfits needed to be comfortable for long days of sight seeing and touring, but I was also in a trendy, exciting city, so I had no intention of strapping on a fanny pack and walking sneakers { although I did wear sneakers one day! }.  I focused on balancing comfortable shoes, lots of layers, and a few stand-out pieces.

{ All outfit details and links at the end of the post. }

What I Wore in San Francisco // Bubbly Design CoFor our first day, I paired comfortable, soft pieces that have a few fun details to up the style factor. These Paige skinnies are a favorite of mine because of the stitching and zipper details and the light jacket was a perfect compliment to the edgier vibe. The shoes might just be my favorite part, though!

What to wear sight seeing // Bubbly Design Co

On day two, I went more practical than stylish since several hours of the day would be spent hiking. Sure, I saw people on the Lands End trail in fashionable boots and flats, but I personally think sneakers are the way to go. Pairing them with jeans and a bright pop of color kept the look more “city,” less “gym.”

What to wear sight seeing // Bubbly Design Co.

On Sunday, I knew I’d be walking a lot, but had picked a trendier place for brunch. Basics like a white tee and boyfriend jeans might be boring on their own, but are easily spruced up with accessories like a scarf, chunky necklace or big sunglasses. Plus, accessories like this are small and typically lightweight so they’re the perfect packing-friendly style item.

What to wear sight seeing // Bubbly Design Co.

My last tip is to invest in a great travel bag. This neutral Kate Spade bag is big enough to fit my DSLR camera, but can also be worn cross-body and stay out of the way. Plus, it matches everything!

By planning ahead, knowing what activities you’ll be doing each day, and choosing outfits ahead of time, it’s possible to create effortless and stylish outfits suitable for travel. As an added benefit, you’re sure to stress less about packaging!

{ outfit details }
// day 1 // paige olive skinnies { similar here }, old navy tee, faux leather moto jacket, h&m scarf {old, similar here }

// day 2 // citizens of humanity avendon skinnies, old navy active tank { similar here }, nordstrom bp pink tee, nike sneakers
// day 3 // rag & bone ‘the dre’ boyfriend jeans, white tee, loft scarf { similar here }, leopard loafers { similar here }

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