Since April weather in the Bay Area is hard to gauge, here are some items that will set you up for a fun and fashionable day at the beach or in the park.
The Swiss Army knife of robes, this one comes with a reinforced bottle pocket, water-resistant dry pocket, a sunglasses loop and more. It also features an all-over print of California’s state marine fish — the garibaldi — and it’s terry cloth lining is more absorbent than standard cotton.
Equally good under a blazer or over a bikini, Sausalito-based Carve Designs nails it with this breezy, lightweight top. Shown here in Navy poppy, it is made from 100% organic, non-GMO, pesticide-free cotton.
Coffee isn’t the only thing Equator excels at. Take Tam with you wherever you go via this grey shirt. Featuring a unique illustration by artist Kevin Mirsky, it’s emblazoned with names of beloved Marin County trails and landmarks.
San Rafael-based founders Nic and Whit designed this 3-piece bar set for easy packing and transport. Weighing only 29oz, the two 6-Shooter tumblers are double-walled — making them an ideal option for any temperature drink — and secure to the flask with a magnetic lock system.
Mill Valley resident Michael Paratore traveled to India searching for the makers of prized footwear he’d found there with leather that kept getting softer and richer with wear. Today, each pair of Mohinders is made by master shoemakers in the shoes’ town of origin.
Stop wasting time trying to pair a shirt with the pants or a skirt with the top. With a heavier weight and a hint of stretch, this super-soft washed twill jumpsuit is an easy one-and-done piece from Alex Mill.
A classic style with character thanks to the warm, brown corduroy, this hat is both timeless and highly personal. Fairfax-based artist and founder Tommy Breeze — his real name — sews every patch onto his hats to ensure durability and quality.
These sneakers stealthily provide podiatrist-designed orthotic support, relief and stability which helps realign the feet back to their natural position. Made with supple leather and minimalist stitching, they are stylish and versatile enough for nicer outings or everyday wear.
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Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.