Your Summer Travel Uniform Is Made Right Here in San Francisco

 Photo via Sarah Liller San Francisco

Photo via Sarah Liller San Francisco

Heads up, wanderlusters. Before you bounce off for summer travel, you need to maximize your wardrobe with pieces that can easily transition from roadtripping or air travel to museums or dinner. The frontrunner for suitcase MVP? That would be the sleeveless jumpsuit from local knitwear designer Sarah Liller.

The style, called Penelope, is everything you need in a travel staple. It's lightweight, wrinkle resistant, machine washable, and soft. (Should real clothes be this comfortable? Debatable.) Top it with a jacket or kimono, layer it over a t-shirt or turtleneck, throw on heels: you have oodles of styling options here. And at $198, it's not going to break the bank.

Liller launched her line because she thought most of the clothing in the women’s market was either cheaply made or over-designed. "I needed...easy-to-wear, comfortable, and well-made wardrobe staples that I could throw on and instantly feel put together," she says.

 Sarah Liller

Sarah Liller

She's clearly filling the void. Liller use cozy, drapey jersey fabric to make clothes that feel good, travel well, and are washable. (If jumpsuits aren't your jam, she makes dresses and tops, too.) From a fashion sustainability perspective, every piece is sewn in downtown San Francisco and Liller uses fabrics milled in the USA whenever possible to lower the line's carbon footprint and ensure ethical labor practices.

In San Francisco, you can find Liller's line at Gather (541 Octavia) and Onyx (289 Divisadero), or you could ping Liller to make an appointment at her studio.

We're not going to say you're living your life wrong if you're doing summer without a Sarah Liller jumpsuit, but—once you get one—you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.