For me, the best thing about Los Angeles fashion is the ability to be stylish but casual and comfortable. Los Angeles is a melting pot of people and so the fashion in Los Angeles reflects that as well. My Los Angeles outfits for this week reflect the more bohemian aspects of LA. From Rodeo drive to Venice beach, there's often a bohemian, artsy sense to the chic locals of Los Angeles. It also reflects the fun fashion available for summer.
After such a long winter, summer is finally heading our way and I for one cannot wait to throw on a maxi dress and sandals. This summer the hot colors include pink, coral, orange, and navy blue. Bright colors are beautiful for summer and they positively scream LA! LA Idol shorts and the Classic crop-tops are a must this summer. I love layering crop tops with simple white or black tank tops.
The best part about this style is that you can add a lot of personality to the outfit with accessories. I love leather wrap-around bracelets and more power to them if they have an inspirational message written on them. The more layers of bracelets, the better in my opinion. I also love feather earrings or feather extensions in your hair. They create a bohemian look without having to do too much else.
Flip flops are a must for the summer and at PINK we sell the Popit brand flip flops as well as Lori Jack flip flops. The nice thing about Popits is that you can buy different charms for the flip flop and then switch them out whenever you like. They are also the most comfortable flip flop I've ever owned.
Last, but certainly not least... purses. LA fashion is known for big totes and purses. Here are a couple of tips for choosing a new summer bag.
1. Summer is the one time a year when you can wear virtually any color bag and it doesn't have to match your outfit necessarily. Try a coral or hot pink bag to brighten up your outfit this summer. It will absolutely turn your jean shorts and white tank into a stylish outfit on the go.
2. Try different textures. I love the look and feel of a tweed, canvas or straw bag for the summer. You can throw these textures with just about anything. Think of a floral print dress with a tweed clutch. Or try a straw tote the next time you wear linen pants.
3. Don't be afraid of fringe, studs or chains. These accents will make a nice contrast against your summer-wear!
Enjoy your Los Angeles fashion this week!
I know you're going to love living Los Angeles.