8 Summer Outfits L.A. Girls Wear Over and Over Again

Kristen Nichols

Nothing makes getting ready in the morning easier than having an arsenal of go-to outfits to fall back on. Whether it's a classic dress-and-shoe combo, ideas for styling tricky pieces like Bermuda shorts, or a tracksuit look that is anything but boring, we could all use some more outfit ideas to mix things up. That's why I'm looking to eight of my favorite L.A.-based fashion people to inspire with chic summer looks that, simply put, work every time. 

From tailored pieces to comfortable loungewear, these women have relaxed, but elevated style, and know a thing or two about making L.A. style their own. Here, see and shop the looks for yourself, and don't forget to save your favourites for the next time you're looking for some fresh inspiration.

Striped Dress + Heels + Earrings

This easy outfit formula works year after year. One thing I love about striped dresses is how easy they are to dress up or dress down, simply by pairing on with a simple sandal or pair of strappy heels.

Shop the look:

Lug Von Siga Dress (£380)

Everyone needs an arsenal of summer dresses in their wardrobe.

Who What Wear Siena Kitten-Heel Leather Sandals (£49)

A cool, modern take on flip-flops.

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold Hoop Earrings (£32)

The sculptural hoops feel particularly fresh.

Ribbed Top + Bermuda Shorts + Loafers

Bermuda shorts have been going strong, and this is exactly how to pull off the tricky trend. This outfit is the perfect polished look to wear right now and then later this autumn by adding boots and a blazer. 

Shop the look:

H&M Ribbed Vest Top (£7)

Ribbing gives tank tops a cool, modern finish.

Frankie Shop Shorts (£102)

Bermuda shorts are the trend I couldn't love more.

Porte & Paire Loafers (£190)

An easy yes.

Button-Down Top + Miniskirt + Sandals

A skirt-and-sandals combo is a go-to weekend look. What's especially cool about this outfit is the mix of fun colours and textures.

Shop the look:

Song of Style Avery Top in Siren Multi (£168)

A printed shirt is a cool update on a regular button-down top.

Song of Style Maisie Skort (£156)

This eyelet fabric is timeless.

Song of Style Emery Sandal (£155)

The perfect summer sandals.

Tee + Trousers + Flats

A tee with trousers is the ultimate versatile look that can be dressed either up or down. Bonus points for swapping in bold shades instead of neutrals.

Shop the look:

Asos Design Curve v Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt in White (£10)

Add a fun pop of color.

H&M Wide-Leg Twill Pants (£40)

This shade of olive green is such a great take on a neutral.

Studio Amelia Square-Toe Flip Flop Sandals (£240)

An elegant take on flat sandals.

Satin Top + Jogging Bottoms + Tube Socks

The ensemble that's the closest thing you'll get to feeling like you're wearing pyjamas. Sure, you could stick with a matching tracksuit set, but I love the idea of adding in a satin top instead of a hoodie.

Shop the look:

Mango Satin Top (£26)

So elegant.

Topshop Peached Jersey Joggers (£26)

Perfect for wearing at home.

Oversize Tee + Jeans + Loafers

Jeans and a tee never fail—especially when you have a cool pair of loafers to finish the look. I've found that a light-wash like these have major staying power in my closet.

Shop the look:

James Perse T-Shirt (£80)

Your new go-to tee.

Arket Stretch Cropped Jeans (£59)

A classic fit. 

Porte & Paire Croc-Effect Leather Loafers (£190)

These also come in beige.

Tank Top + Bike Shorts + Sunglasses

Embrace the bike-shorts trend with a tank top and sunglasses for both comfort and polish. If you want to dress this up, simply add a boxy blazer and boots.

Shop the Look:

H&M Seamless Cycling Shorts (£13)

These are seriously versatile.

Versace Eyewear Rectangular-Frame Tinted Sunglasses (£170)

You need to see the sides on these too.

Tee + Trousers + Heels

Tailored trousers and heels always add an extra element of polish to your basic tee. Think of this as an easy alternative to your go-to jeans look.

Shop the look:

Leset T-Shirt (£66)

A subtle nod to the '90s.

The Line by K Bettina Linen-Blend Wide-Leg Pants (£330)

Tailored trousers you don't have to spend hours searching for.

Mango Leather Braided Design Mule Sandals (£60)

The perfect heels.

Next, our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2020. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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