How to Dress like A Californian


Shoes: DSW | Top: Celine | Necklace: Dylanlex | Jeans: Redone | Jacket: Barbara Bui

There’s a reason California has increasingly become a culture for fashion inspiration over the last few years. Once highly disregarded by the fashion community, Los Angeles is now home to some of the best designers, influencers, fashion it-girls (and obviously celebrities) in the world. What is it about California, and west coast style that the world is drawn to?

It’s laid back, a bit more carefree and a place where anything is possible and anything goes. That lifestyle is reflected in our fashion sense. It’s effortless and about balance. It’s “fashion” with a twist- it’s a designer dress off the runway with sneakers, it’s heels with a tee, it’s a dress shirt with strappy boho sandals, it’s a jeweled evening necklace with a fringe leather jacket. It’s wearing ripped jeans to a business meeting. It’s wearing platforms to the grocery store. It’s whatever you want it to be. It’s unapologetic and it’s unique. I think that’s what people are drawn to.

Not to boast, but I think I’m a pretty good example of “California style,” or at least a few people seem to think so. I partnered with DSW (aka Designer Shoe Warehouse aka a one-stop shop for any shoe you could want- they carry um 25,000 pairs- no biggie) to share with you how I’d wear a pair of their boho trend shoes. More so I wanted to show that boho pieces are definitely not just for festivals anymore. Depending on how you wear them, they really can work anywhere. With a few small changes my outfit here can work for so many different situations without ever having to change shoes or pants. Throw on a blazer and your fit for a meeting, change into a white tee for lunch with friends or shopping or throw on a fringe jacket when the evening breeze picks up. The Indigo Rd. Kaily Sandal I’m wearing here is available now at DSW for $39.95.

This post is sponsored by DSW and SheKnows Media.

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How to Dress like A Californian



  1. tom montella says:

    absolutely beautiful California style and then some!

  2. Edwina says:

    You look amazing as always. Love the dress so much!

  3. Edwina says:

    simple yet very very chic, love it so much.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So gorgeous and chic with bits of edgy! <3

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  5. Natali says:

    Yep! I love the laid-back and LA chic style! You’re rocking this outfit top to bottom!

  6. Diane Hoang says:

    I love this look! It looks so effortless. I’m loving the matching necklace and earrings, too!

    xx, Diane ||

  7. claudia says:

    Gorgeous!! Love the sandals and the jewelry!

  8. Ev says:

    Love it! <3


  9. Deborah says:

    Love your California style, I love the way you style this look,it’s chic but also unespected!


  10. francesca says:

    so, sometimes I’m a Californian!


  11. Beverly says:


  12. Love this outfit, the necklace is amazing!

  13. Elaine says:

    You are so beautiful !I very like you

  14. heather says:

    I love this look from head to toe, that jacket is amazing too.

  15. heather says:

    I love this look and the shoes are super cute.

  16. LaTanya says:

    beautiful sandals

  17. artadorned says:

    NIce post I love the Cali look, that statement necklace is gorgeous, you look fabulous.

  18. That statement necklace! Love the jeans too!

  19. Agnes says:

    Love the cali vibes!
    Agnes x


  20. samira says:

    beauty! loving it all!


  21. Irma says:

    beautiful photos, such a cool and unique look, I love it!

  22. Beverly says:

    What a beautiful vibrant color! That clutch is so cute. Great outfit!

  23. Robin says:


  24. Great post, love the statement necklace.

  25. Katerina says:

    So original necklace design!


  26. Karen says:

    Love your dress, very sexy and beautiful. You have the hot body

  27. Taylor says:

    Such a cool post!
    Love your necklace and top combo.

  28. Sabina says:

    Gorgeous outfit! Love the shoes and the jewelry!

    Sabina |

  29. Elise says:

    Obsessed with this outfit!

  30. Worn & Written says:

    Such a fab post, love your style!

  31. Glam Latte says:

    Love this look! Very Cute!

  32. Rebecca says:

    I love wearing sandals in the summer with a cute skirt to stay cool in the sun!

  33. Linoya says:

    In LOVE with that necklace and earrings!

  34. The necklace is so cute! It looks so good with the white blouse!

  35. That necklace is so cute!

  36. Clara Mason says:

    You look really pretty..The white top you wore was perfect..Simply loved it..

  37. Angel Jacklyn says:

    You sure know how to make that sandal shoe look amazing!

  38. LaTanya says:

    I love the chunky heels

  39. marie says:

    Amazing look! Love the jeans and the top.

  40. Susan Smith says:

    I love your jeans and sandals!

  41. Kerry says:

    So cute!!!!

  42. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Gorgeous sandals!

  43. Elizabeth Pergande says:

    Fun post – love the shoes

  44. angie says:

    I do not see an actual sweepstakes prompt anywhere on your post, so I will just comment on the post itself. I hope this is OK! OMG I love these shoes! I could never wear them but they TOTALLY take me back to my childhood in the 70s-80s. My mom had a pair almost JUST like them but in black! hahaha! Great!

  45. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I love this and they look so amazing with your jeans! You rocked it!

  46. Cynthia C says:

    Great looking sandals and the price is right. I love shopping at DSW for the latest in fashion.

  47. I love DSW. I’m an East Coast girl with West Coast soul – and a touch of Boho and Southwest too! LOL

  48. Anonymous says:

    Love this look! gorgeous!

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