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At a certain point, we have to accept that summer is over and we should probably start dressing for fall. While fall means comfy sweaters, coats, boots, and an entirely new color palette, there are some trends that don't work for every city. Here's a look at some of the fall trends this year that definitely don't work in San Francisco.
Shearling and Fur: While fabulous and so on trend, shearling can really only be worn when the temperature drops below 30. Good luck finding a day to throw on your massive fur coat with our Indian summer keeping it warm through Halloween. But if you do, designers like Sacai and Prada will have you covered and oh so warm.
Fast Food: For some reason designers were obsessed with junk food this fall. Something tells me Moschino's McDonalds inspired pieces won't catch on with uber-healthy San Franciscans. Where's the green juice?
Straight jackets: Several designers showed semi-outerwear pieces for fall that, well, pin your arms down. Our favorite is Lanvin's fur take shown above. If there's one city you need your arms in, it's San Francisco. Our hills and precarious Muni rides exist to make walking and standing difficult. Make no mistake: You need your arms to keep your balance.
Muffs: Muffs were back on the runway in February for the first time in decades. Honestly, how did Alexander Wang at Balenciaga expect us to use our phones with these things? Enough said.
Suiting: Suiting dominated the runways for fall with designers like Maison Martin Margiela and The Row all giving their takes on suits. Unless you want to look like you're working in FiDi —or, you know, you actually do— San Franciscans shy away from anything resembling a suit. Long live normcore-casual.
Thigh Slits up the ENTIRE leg: Even if you're going straight from the car to your destination, chances are there will be a gust of wind blowing that skirt up and exposing more of your thigh than you intended. Burberry and other designers did not have San Francisco wind in mind with these.
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