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 favourite 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 yet 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.
Everyone needs an arsenal of summer dresses in their wardrobe.
A cool, modern take on flip-flops.
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.
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.
A printed shirt is a cool update on a regular button-down top.
This eyelet fabric is timeless.
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.
Add a fun pop of colour.
This shade of olive green is such a great take on a neutral.
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.
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.
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.
These are seriously versatile.
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.
A subtle nod to the '90s.
Tailored trousers you don't have to spend hours searching for.