What to Wear: Ferry Ride to the City on a Rainy Winter Day

Today Stephan, my husband, and I took the ferry from Alameda to Pier 41 in San Francisco. Since moving here in June of 2015 we have discussed taking the ferry to the city, but never did. Being raised in Northern California I made a trip to San Francisco at least 3 or 4 times a year, but always by car. After taking the ferry this one time I can honestly tell you the ferry is the BEST way to get to the city. No traffic to deal with, and even better no hunting and paying for parking! San Francisco is such a walkable city anyway, so if you are going into the city just to be touristy near the piers then you are set. If you want to go somewhere further into the city, you can either trek up the hills a few blocks (which we did) or take a Uber/Lyft/Taxi Cab if its too far from the Pier.

I finally have nailed my San Francisco winter outfit and I put it to the test today. San Francisco is on a huge bay, and this year we are finally getting a ton of rain! This means the winds can push the clouds in and out quickly making it cold or rainy all of a sudden. My best advice for you if you are planning to head into the city is this:

Wear layers – I am wearing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, and light coat with a hood. It makes it easy to add or remove a layer depending on the changing weather.

Wear comfortable shoes – for all the walking you will be doing. These Sperry Bean boots are perfect for a rainy day because they are waterproof and fleece lined. Cute and functional!

Rock a backpack – This gives you a place to put your camera, wallet and additional layers of clothing while keeping your stuff close to you. Much more comfortable than lugging around your purse and safer too!

When it comes to your hair, don’t spend forever on it. – Chances are it will either get blown around in the wind and ruin any style you had, or it will rain and completely mess it all up. I opted for a side braid and baseball cap. A beanie would be good too for colder days. The wind chill in the city can make it quite cold.

 

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At the end of the Pier 41 people have started putting locks on this fence like the bridge in Paris. How cool!

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Outfit details:

Jacket – Gap (old)
Sweatshirt – Cabela’s (old)
Hat – La Paloma Ranch (gift)
Jeans – Old Nay (here)
Boots – Sperry Women’s Saltwater Duck Booties (here)
Earrings – (vintage)
Lip Gloss – bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie® Lipgloss in Rebel (here) *my favorite lip gloss*

XOXO,

Bri