I like to tell people that in San Francisco, it’s spring all year round. (That is generally better received than Mark Twain’s version: “The coldest winter I ever saw was the summer I spent in San Francisco.”) So I’m always on the look out for “spring” pieces that are light, layer well, and keep you reasonably warm in addition to making you look good.
I was delighted to discover designer Thomasine Dolan’s Thom Dolan line, while perusing spring essentials on StevenAlan.com: there is such a lovely retro, preppy vibe to everything but the pieces are still cool and sexy. Bonus points for the pretty bikinis (that are decidedly NOT appropriate for San Francisco, but perfect for a summer day trip to Pacifica or Stinson Beach!).