I’m so excited to share with you today some California Inspiration outfits. I recently had the opportunity to visit California on vacation and while I was there I loved “people watching.” It seems to me like California people are always beautiful and super fashionable. I loved spying out what everyone was wearing and did a little shopping to bring the California vibe home with me. And as soon as I got home, I began pulling together a few pieces from my closet to add to my Cali clothes and came up with 3 simple California-inspired outfits!
Here are the closet staples you’ll need to copy these outfits: distressed boyfriend jeans, flannel, a printed tee, and a kimono, Converse.
Outfit #1: Flannel and Denim
I saw a lot of flannel with cut-off shorts in California. I like to keep my outfits modest so I skipped out on the short-shorts and went for some boyfriend jeans instead! I layered my flannel shirt over a printed tee (see #3) and added my Converse tennies to finish off the look.
I love the laid back, casual look to this outfit. It’s totally in-line with the California feel. And this outfit not only looks good, but is a comfortable, “on-the-go” outfit for a busy mom.
Outfit #2: Floral Kimono
My next piece I saw everywhere in California: kimonos. People were sporting kimonos in so many different prints and styles, but I loved this floral one that I found at a boutique there. Kimonos are hot right now and, as usual, Californians are right on trend. I love the light-weight, loose, and flowy feel of the kimono and the casual elegance it brings to my outfit.
I paired the kimono with the same boyfriend jeans and a bright shirt underneath. I used gold accessories and tan sandals to complete the outfit.
Outfit #3: Printed Tee
Everyone in Cali has on printed tees. You walk into any clothing store and they are full of them! So of course if I wanted to bring home California fashion, I needed to come home with one of these babies. It’s a big trend right now! And I love my printed tee that I got from a store in California. The bigger it is the better. I like when my shirts fit loose and baggy (weird, I know).
I paired it with the same jeans and tan wedges. You could also add black tennies with this look, like I wore with outfit #1. As you can see, it doesn’t take much to create simple California-inspired outfits if you have a few signature pieces paired with some basic items from your closet. If you noticed, I wore a lot of the same stuff (i.e. jeans, jewelry, etc.)