As the saying goes “The only thing better than the California weather… is a California girl”.
As much as I am kind of envious, it’s true. California girl is the whole package.
Sun-kissed skin, toned body, open-minded, fun, and most importantly, their unbeatable confidence smile.
So yes ladies, it’s totally worth the hype to freshen up your closet with a dash of California vibes as they are the real mood booster.
If you are ready, below I’ve gathered 10 tips if you wonder how to dress like a California-style girl. Enjoy!
1. WEAR CROP TOPS IN CALIFORNIA STYLE
California girls are confident in and out and YES, that includes proudly embracing their bodies regardless of their shape and size.
Body-hugging crop tops and denim shorts are such a classic combo in California and you can see them everywhere.
To emulate the style on point, opt for cheerful bright tones. Think fired red, yellow, pastel and prints.
A rainbow halter neck top can certainly be a great option!
I mean, why not?
2. HARNESS THE POWER OF THE BODYSUIT
Besides the failproof crop top looks, you’ll also find them wearing the bodysuit.
I must say that’s a smart choice as the bodysuit just flatters the curves and work wonders for a sleek, feminine silhouette like a GEM.
After all, what else screams California vibes more than a hot red low-neck bodysuit with denim shorts? That’s a 10/10.
3. STAY SEXY & LAID-BACK WITH AN OVERSIZED SHIRT
California is strategic about its style.
While long baggy tops aren’t really their thing, they love to layer up the look with an oversized shirt.
Whether wearing it as a one-piece or throwing it on top of the swimwear, it just looks seductive without looking like trying too hard.
And THAT – is what truly makes California girls one of a kind.
4. GO FOR LIGHT FABRIC UNDER THE BAKING SUN
To pull off a California girl look, fabric plays a major role here.
That said, think linen, chiffon, or cotton that looks gorgeously flowy and breathable.
The charm about California girls is they just look dazzling with minimal effort.
No Chanel bag, no Gucci belt, no expensive dropline earrings.
Just a floral off-shoulder dress, a cute high bun, and a straw bag that screams “I don’t give a damn and now I am heading to the beach.”
Well, that’s a free spirit!
5. HOODIE + BIKER SHORTS AS THE CLASSIC CALIFORNIA LOOK
Can you dress like a California girl for the chilly days? Sure thing.
Instead of wearing a classy trench coat and midi dress, keep it simple with a hoodie or sweatshirt and biker shorts.
Surprise surprise, biker shorts are a thing in the 80s already and Princess Diana is often sported wearing these pants.
To keep the summery vibes on chilly days, get experimental with a tie-dye hoodie just to add a dash of fun.
6. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR A BASEBALL JACKET
California girls love sporty outerwear and what else is better than a statement baseball jacket for the mild winter?
Again, keeping it simple is key.
Throw on a crisp white tee and denim A-line skirt and you’ll never feel anything missing.
Feeling boss lady today?
Draping the baseball jacket over the shoulder will always do the trick. Easy piecey.
7. COMFORT & AESTHETIC FOOTWEAR FOR CALIFORNIA GIRL
Life is too short to wear painful shoes and the free-spirit California girl knows that well.
So ladies, forget about the painful stilettos and pair your floral dress with sneakers instead.
If you want to elongate your legs visually, definitely go for the pointy-toe tennis shoes instead of the chunky ones – that alone can truly make a difference.
Of course, flat sandals are a must-have.
You can go casual with flip-flops or else, add a dash of sexy vibes with the one with spaghetti straps. Such a gem.
8. CURL YOUR HAIR TO COMPLETE THE CALIFORNIA STYLE
Speaking of the signature California girl hairstyle, nothing quite beats the curly bouncy hair that symbolizes good health and youthfulness.
So yes, it’s always worth doing to curl your hair. You can also consider doing the highlight or bleaching as California girls always have their hair soak in the ocean all day long.
And of course, if you want to spice things up, play with all kinds of hairstyles.
From messy high buns to pigtail braids, the combinations can be endless.
9. HATS AND SUNGLASSES ARE THE ESSENTIALS
So you’ve pinned down your outfit, and now it’s time for some accessories. I’d suggest you keep it simple with a nice summer straw hat and sunglasses.
Seriously, it’s the two summer essentials that you can’t live without as a California girl.
Is that just me I somehow think red sunglasses looks more like a legit California girl than the common black sunglasses.
It just looks like the type that a surfer girl would wear. Hmm… is that making any sense?
10. FLAUNT THOSE TAN LINES
Last but not least, how can we not mention the sun-kissed skin and tan lines?
So feel free to sunbath on the beach and enjoy your chill Sunday there. That said, do it in the right way.
Bring your UV lotion and repeat the application from time to time is a must.
Trust me, the sunburnt dry skin is definitely not a good look.
So ladies, there you go – the 10 outfit ideas if you wonder how to dress like a California-style girl.
I hope you find some new tips to corporate when you get dressed next time! But seriously, California girl is more than the classic summer looks.
More, it’s about their laid-back open-minded spirit that attracts others.
So here is my last tip to you all: Take a deep breath and relax – you deserve it!
By the way, if you are interested in more styling tips, I’m sure you will find the articles below useful!
See you there ladies!