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My Summer Jacket

Taylor Stitch designer Kate Jones models four layered looks for summer.

MAC 387 Grove St. (near Gough St.), 415-863-3011

Dries Van Noten Buffy vest, $1,133; Drifter pima cotton tee, $64; Sofie D’Hoore Pitch pants, $498; Dries Van Noten leather clutch, $590
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Mill Mercantile 3751 24th St. (near Chattanooga St.), 415-401-8920

Bérangère Claire Combinaison Pantalon, $265; Levi’s type 1 jacket, $435; Sky Phaebl Mina necklace, $165; Maguba Stockholm clogs, $149; Filson tote, $140
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Voyager 365 Valencia St. (near 15TH St.), 415-779-2712

Alexander yamaguchi Pigeon tank dress, $88; Arpenteur breton striped tee, $140; heritage Mercantile vintage Crossroads Embroidery jacket, $136; Auger + Ore half Moon necklace, $120; Sarah Safavi Archway necklace, $78; Plomo sandals, $99
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Gravel and Gold Goods 3266 21St St. (near Valencia St.), 415-552-0112

Gravel and Gold Goods Gemini top, $84; Gravel and Gold x R.P. Miller tank dress, $48; Rowena Sartin Pocket Scarf jacket, $330; Laura Schoorl Braid sandals, $180; Ursa Major Gold Knot necklace, $600, Silver Wave cuff, $395, and Twist bangles, $220 each
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Maine-raised, RISD–trained designer Kate Jones may call herself a New England Yankee, but it’s immediately obvious that she’s not the “candy-colored polos and embroidered lobsters” type, as she puts it. The Ursa Major jewelry designer arrived in San Francisco last month, from Cape Cod by way of New York, where she was plucked to become the first-ever women’s design director for Taylor Stitch. Working alongside technical designer Samantha Garcia, she’s creating looks for the ubiquitous Stitch guy’s better half, starting with a line of indigo knits—a racer-back tank, a tee, a long-sleeved boatneck shirt, a sweatshirt, and a T-shirt dress ($45 to $90)—which will land in stores this month. “I love the ease of California dressing,” Jones says, likening the look to “a young Lauren Hutton—a little bit tomboy, casually cool.” But how might that chic tomboy dress for a chilly San Francisco summer? Here, Jones in four layered looks from her favorite local stores.


Originally published in the August 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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