Exploring San Francisco’s neighborhoods is without question my favorite past time. There is a chance that I may be one of the only San Francisco natives that still finds it interesting to revisit parts of the city that I have explored countless times throughout my life. Hayes Valley is a neighborhood that never gets old to me. Although it is quite small in parameter—0.180 sq mi to be exact—and it is in no way, shape or form, a valley, it has a certain charm and je ne sais quoi that cannot be overlooked. Hayes Street offers a wide array of shops and restaurants that are sure to please anyone that passes through, making it a definite must-visit for tourists and locals alike.
My most recent visit to Hayes Valley was quite foggy and cold-—once again, a total surprise. It might just be me, but I have always preferred foggy and cold days to sunny days in SF. I think that is why I love living here so much, because I couldn’t imagine living in any other climate. On this particularly foggy day, my outfit had quite a bit of European influence. I paired a collared shirt, with a denim jacket and sneakers, which is definitely something I wouldn’t normally put together, but loved once I had it on. The jacket I chose to wear is a vintage Levi’s denim jacket from a thrift store, my collared shirt is from H&M, my grey ripped jeans are from Zara, my fringe backpack is from Topshop, and my sneakers are by Reebok purchased at Urban Outfitters. The outfit had the perfect amount of warmth for the cold, but changing San Francisco weather.